Stress Busters that Won't Bite Back
No Side Effects, No Worries
Stress is universal. What's not as common is the use of natural methods to prevent or relieve feeling stressed. We all deal with degrees of stress, and the range of intensity can be vast--from simply a bad mood to a serious problem. Feeling constantly overwhelmed or un-centered can lead to depression and have a serious effect on your health. In fact, the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease, can be directly linked to high stress levels.
Food is one of the simplest and most common outlets people use to relieve stress. The term "comfort food" derives from the sense of satiation and distraction a delicious meal can provide. Unfortunately, turning to food too often for stress relief can quickly become an unhealthy habit with downsides. Other addictive vices for stress include cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. None of these will help conquer stress in the long-run (and just add more problems to your plate), and each of these habits can make for some serious health conditions. Additionally, there are many medications prescribed to reduce stress. While these may work for some people, a pill is targeting the symptoms of the feeling, not the source...READ MORE
Get Your Name Out There!
More Patients, More Healing
If you're an acupuncturist, you've come a long way. You've completed all your schooling, taken your boards, and received your license. You're ready for your own practice!
You may not want to hear this, but there's still more to accomplish. Ever heard the phrase "if you build it, they will come"? Sadly, it isn't that simple. How can they come to your practice if they haven't heard of you yet?
It's wonderful to get word-of-mouth recommendations, and this may be one of your main lead sources as a new practitioner. However, the reality is that you need something to back-up those verbal recommendations. Many of your patients are going to find out about you from other avenues, or want to research what they hear about you. The first and most important thing to create for yourself is your website. If you can't do this yourself (and most of us can't), hire someone! This is not something to compromise on quality or personal preference on how it looks...READ MORE
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