2018-03-07 - Wounds and Healing
The past several weeks, I have trying some new conceptual techniques to assist with chronic pain that are part of TCM or Chinese traditional medicine. You may have heard of one of them, in particular, called acupuncture, which is part of a philosophy of body, mind and spirit used by the Chinese (and others) for at least 2,200 years. (Britainica Traditional Chinese Medicne). Acupuncture in medicine as defined by Dictionary.com is: n. A procedure in which specific body areas associated with peripheral nerves are pierced with fine needles to produce anesthesia, relieve pain, and promote therapy(therapeutic; curative; healing).
After many unsuccessful attempts at over-the-counter and prescription medications, my goal is still to take the best care of myself in the most natural way possible. It has been interesting and enlightening, while also shown me some helpful things to help manage day-to-day challenges. It is not just about getting rid of discomforts, but more about a mindset of approaching them and generally feeling better and at peace. I consider it another tool in the belt for the journey, and some aspects of these methods were concepts already known to me, and an affirmation. Along the way, just as with living, there are wounds, and then there is healing. We cannot avoid it, but with God’s help we can make it through it and glorify him in the process. And in the end, he will reward us with himself and relief that is permanent, beautiful, and perfect. I’m amazed and astounded by God’s love for me.
“For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.” (Job 5:18 NASB)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.