Acupuncture and Rumi and Healing

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Chinese medicine acupuncture interprets the human experience poetically- health and disease reflect body energy that moves through us as a subjective experience. We can choose to guide the different aspects of this vital, non-dismissable lifeforce. As an acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC trusts, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay helps patients make sense of ever-changing ebbs and qi flows as it passes through channels in and on our bodies. She uses acupuncture needles, massage, and other treatment methods to redirect flow where needed and reduce stagnation that impedes healing energy flow.

In Rumi’s poem ‘The Guest House,’ the author describes life inside each of us to reflect the energies of this world.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jellaludin Rumi,

Rumi’s description of the human being as a guest house shows the transient movement of energies that pass through daily, weekly, and annually, invigorating us throughout our lives. The poem’s author points out that, though momentary, each energy or `guest` adds value to our existence. Chinese medicine sees the human condition as full of energy that has value and a function. At our office, Dr. Oskardmay strives to improve and guide meridian transmission so that the body can learn and heal itself.

Energy is an interesting word- it has many manifestations. It is electricity and rushing water, and it is blood flow and nerve impulse transmission. It is happiness and sadness, terror and grief- and many other things. We are the embodiment of many aspects of this energy, which invigorates and motivates us. Our physical presence, our pain, and our emotional milieu all reflect the strength in us. We owe it to ourselves to pay attention to and respect the messages we receive from our physical pain, feelings, and intuitions. When we cover up the pain with pain pills or other addictions, we are not fully living. When we ignore our emotions and hide our feelings, we shirk the duty we have to ourselves and this world to experience and learn from this world.

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we use non-drug healing methods that restore the body’s ability to heal itself. We respect the healing potential you bring to your own experience.

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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