Are You Hitting the Snooze?

The daily morning alarm rings… you wake up enough to pry one arm out from under the blanket. Your hand automatically navigates its way to the bedside nightstand and the alarm clock, a move ingrained by years of repetition. Despite your best intentions of arising on time, not only do you sleep through the first alarm, but somehow manage to hit the snooze button twice more, rationalizing to yourself that you don’t need that much time to get ready for work anyway. Finally, the Critical Alert goes off in your head. GET UP NOW OR GET FIRED!


You shower at hyper-speed, grab breakfast on the run, and you’re out the door. If only you can beat your boss to the office…The bad news: The boss is already waiting for you at your desk. The good news: You don’t have to worry about your alarm in the morning.


The problem with this scenario is not that you ignored your alarm, but that you did it day after day after day. Finally your whole life is thrown so far out of balance that you simply can not recover, once you hit your tipping point.


Unfortunately, the same story is played out every day by those of us who repeatedly ignore our own internal “alarms”, otherwise known as symptoms. You see, symptoms are your body’s warning system, built in to alert you of a potential crisis. Continuing to ignore your body’s warnings will make matters much worse.


What are your options when symptoms arise? First, you could choose to do nothing, which is what most people do-at least for a while. Many hope that by ignoring the problem it will somehow go away. Even if the pain eventually subsides, the underlying cause rarely resolves on its own. When ignoring the problem proves ineffective, your next course of action might be to pop a pill. Taking pills is what most of us have been encouraged to do (mostly by the pharmaceutical companies who make the drugs). Drugging a symptom is like hitting the snooze on the alarm, it just delays the inevitable.


The facts are that you will eventually have to wake up and address your problem in a more sensible, effective manner. That brings us to natural healing solutions like acupuncture. The focus of acupuncture care is to remove your body’s blockages and imbalances. This allows the free flow of energy to help your body correct the problems. Symptoms don’t exist in the absence of an underlying imbalance. Eliminate the cause and the symptom goes away once and for all.


Digestive problems are good examples of symptoms we often ignore. This is because we can always find something to blame for these problems. Did you know that?

More than 95 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders
These problems range from constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome to more serious conditions ike, acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
In fact, more than 35 million physician office visits a year are due to gastrointestinal complaints.
Reports confirm that acupuncture can offer relief from even the most complex digestive problems.
There is evidence that acupuncture has been used for digestive disorders dating back to 3 AD. Medical references describe specific acupuncture points and herbal formulas for borborygmus (rumbling or gurgling in the intestines), abdominal pain and diarrhea with pain.
By taking into account a person’s constitution and varied symptoms, an acupuncture treatment plan is designed specifically for each individual to balance and optimize the proper functioning of the digestive system.
Don’t keep hitting the snooze button on your digestive problems. Proper digestive function is critical to keeping your body healthy and staying thin.

Find out how acupuncture can help you resolve your health problems. Call us today (401-397-6333) for a free initial consultation and complete evaluation.

At Opus Total Health we want to help you find the right solution to your health problems.


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