Embracing Change

October 17, 2018

Clinical Contributors to this Story

Judson Chaney, ND, Lac contributes to topics such as Integrative Health and Medicine.

By Judson Chaney, ND, Lac
Acupuncturist

Over the years of working with people to improve their health I have learned many things. I am inspired, amazed, and humbled by being able to help and serve the lives of others. One aspect that frequently rises to the top from my work is the power of change. As both a Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, I draw upon observance of nature in order to help better understand our role, and perspective in the world. When it comes to change, nature is fantastic teacher, and the best teachers lead by example. Nature is never still. Nature is always changing. Nature is the perpetual motion machine of change.Nature embraces change to adapt,
and to continue.

In our own lives we too are constantly changing and evolving, but many of us are too busy to notice it. From one day to the next our bodies are adapting to our environments and challenges as best as we are able. Over time these small and subtle shifts can add up, and we may wake up one day to find ourselves in a place of chronic illness, or chronic pain not realizing how or when it all happened. What are we to do?We embrace change.Change REQUIRES change. From small shifts in behaviors and habits, to complete overhauls in lifestyle. The more you are willing to be a part of positive change in your life, the better off it will be.Will it be easy? Yes and no… Will it be worth it, and more importantly are you worth it?Absolutely.

So if what you have been doing to this point isn’t working, or isn’t getting the results you want: Take heart,be your own force of nature, and embrace the power of change.

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