Health coaching helps people achieve their highest level of health using a client-centered approach. Coaches consider a person’s age, personal and family health history, life goals, and activity levels to help each person. While some health coaches work remotely with clients- over the phone or online, chiropractors and acupuncturists see clients daily in their offices and provide health coaching as part of their whole-body healthcare services. Many people, unfamiliar with how health coaching works in an office setting, might be surprised to learn that many chiropractors and acupuncturists perform this vital function for their clients every day. People need help integrating all the various aspects related to their health- lab tests, exercise, nutrition, muscle balance, physical pain, stress, even work-life balance and ways to increase vitamin D production naturally can be discussed with your health coach!
If you have back pain or shoulder, you might naturally choose chiropractic or acupuncture care for its effective, gentle treatment. But when you visit an alternative medicine healthcare facility, did you know that you’ve also decided to improve other aspects of your health in addition to reducing back pain? Chiropractors and acupuncturists, like an acupuncturist in Chapel Hill, NC, do not prescribe pain medicines or other drugs, and they do not perform surgery. While these treatment types may have their place, alternative medicine practitioners such as chiropractors and acupuncturists view the world of health through a different lens. They holistically see the body and try to understand how to prevent pain and the situations that cause the problem because that is the way to lasting relief and true healing. For instance, sometimes back pain is caused by a direct injury to the back, and the chiropractic adjustment or soft tissue massage can directly treat that source. Other times, back pain is caused by posture- too much leaning forward at work or too much sitting during the day, or a person suffers anterior head posture syndrome that causes muscle imbalance in the back causing pain. Dietary choices such as pro-inflammatory, highly processed foods or an imbalance of protein-fiber-fat in the diet can also affect weight gain and pain levels, as can stress levels at home or work; even the amount of sunlight and the time of day you get sun exposure can affect pain and weight. These and other personal factors affect your health that your alternative medicine practitioner recognizes and takes time to discuss and fix with you. If you are in the Chapel Hill, NC area, call the offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay at Acupractic NHC Chiropractic and Acupuncture for more information how alternative medicine can provide the health coaching you need to live a better life- naturally.
Thanks to Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture for their insight into acupuncture and its benefits.