About Margaret Boswell, DAOM, LAc
Margaret is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been licensed and practicing acupuncture in the state of Texas since 2003.
In addition to Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, she has studied many other healing modalities including Raphaelite Healing, Matrix Energetics, Qi Gong, Shamanic Healing, Reiki, and Sound & Color Healing. Margaret has a deep intuitive understanding of healing.
About Traditional Chinese Medicine
The roots of Chinese Medicine go back thousands of years. What is practiced today as Traditional Chinese medicine is a blend of the medicine practiced in Asia over the span of several eras, different regions, and modern scientific advances. A Chinese medicine practitioner views the body as an ecosystem, much like the Earth herself is an ecosystem. A balance of fluids, nutrition, environmental conditions, flora, electrical impulses, and genetics must be maintained or illness will develop.
By looking at your tongue, taking your pulses, and asking questions, a practitioner will be able to see the nature of the imbalance that is causing your illness. The treatment will evolve as your body changes and imbalances are corrected. This treatment plan will be a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet, and lifestyle changes. In this way, the progression of disease can often be halted and reversed.
Often an imbalance has been present for months or even years before a disease manifests to the point where allopathic medicine recognizes it as a disease. With Chinese Medicine, the underlying imbalance can be seen either before it becomes disease, or in the very early stages of the disease. In this way, it is an excellent preventative health care strategy.
An acupuncture session can be an excellent way to leave stress behind. Most people who receive treatments report that they become extremely relaxed. When combined with a cupping session, both body and mind will be relieved of tension, leaving you in a state of euphoria.
Acupuncture is well documented as a therapy for pain, especially back pain. All kinds of pain can be treated with acupuncture, cupping, and manual therapies. Most professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff because it is so effective for both acute and chronic pain.
There are almost no side effects and very few risks when receiving an acupuncture treatment by an experienced and licensed acupuncturist who has been trained at a recognized acupuncture school. In most states, licensure requires the practitioner to obtain at least a Master’s level degree and have a passing grade on the national board exams. This is an extensive education that includes two years of internship. Be sure to ask where your acupuncturist received their training.
Ancient and modern medicine come together to promote health and wellness. Healing is inner peace, the balance of body, mind, and spirit.