What's most important to you? I'm listening...
I've asked this question of my friends, and the #1 answer I've gotten seems to be about weight loss after menopause. So I'm asking you who are receiving this, what's your #1 health issue that you want to know more about?
You see, I look at my role as a mentor. When people ask me, I tell them I'm an acupuncturist, but that's an incomplete answer. I'm really a mentor and advocate for health. I see my role as being a coach and a support system for those who seek my help in achieving their health goals. I also see my role as someone who pushes my patients to reach for higher health goals than they think they can. Ask yourself this: if you could feel 30% better than you do today, would that interest you? What if you could feel 50% better? What about 75%? Now, if you had to choose between those 3 options - 30%, 50% or 75%, which would you choose? Interestingly enough, most of the people who come to me come with the mindset of wanting to feel 30% better. To my way of thinking, I'd be doing them a disservice if I simply said "OK. I can help you achieve that", instead of pushing them towards the 75% goal. Wouldn't you want your healthcare provider to advocate that way for you? I know I would!
Also, I know that when I help someone who comes to me, the impact is not only on their own lives, but on the lives of their family, friends and co-workers. They may be the "identified patient" (as it's known in the health profession), but no one exists in a vacuum. Each one of us impacts many others, and so benefits to one are benefits to many.
So what is that you want to know more about? I want to give you information that's relevant to you. I'd really, really appreciate hearing from you!! I'd love it if you would like my FB page, give me a thumbs up or a thumbs down - any kind of response is welcome! Give me a comment on my blog - please! I respond to all of them. I also respond to all comments on Facebook. Thanks! And know that the responses I get will be the content of my future blog posts.