Phase 2: Corrective Care – Treating the Root
Acupuncture is a holistic modality and treats both the branch symptoms and the root cause. Phase 2: Corrective Care focuses on correcting the real problem behind your symptoms. During this phase you will not receive treatments as often as you did in the first stage of care. You will be given exercises, dietary suggestions, and stress reduction techniques that will help speed Phase 2 along. This is an important part of the treatment. Taking the symptoms away is our first priority and then we continue with the healing process. In reality, symptoms may not appear in the body until a condition has already reached it’s advanced stages.
For example, a heart condition’s first symptom is most commonly a heart attack. The damage which causes a heart attack, however, was present long before the first symptom. Pain is usually the last thing to appear when a condition exists and the first thing to go when the condition is being corrected.
At 2 the Point, we want to make sure that we get rid of the problem that was causing the symptom. After we get a patient through Phase 1, it’s important to maintain care through Phase 2, so that the condition doesn’t come back again. Phase 1, Relief Care, consists of relieving a patient of their symptoms. This is usually the easiest part of a treatment plan, if you stop, then the chances of your condition reocurring are much greater.
It is important to not get discouraged if you have flare-ups during this stage of care. Flare-ups are natural during this stage since your body isn’t fully healed yet. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last for several months.
Phase 3:Wellness Care – Staying Healthy
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living. Once your body has fully healed, routine acupuncture care can help ensure that your problems do not return. Routine acupuncture visits fine tune your mind and body and prevents injuries and illness.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin
Acupuncture therapy helps you come to life more fully, with more vitality. To prevent illness and promote longevity, the ancients recommended acupuncture treatment once each season. Depending on your goals and objectives you can determine how often you want to receive a relaxing treatment.