Maintaining a balanced system is paramount to my busy lifestyle. I run a successful company with forty subcontractors; I am a business partner in another distribution company; and I travel as an industry educator. More importantly, balancing my Qi (the body’s energy system) helps me manage a metabolic muscle disease, which, among other things, causes a lack of energy and exhaustion. It’s not uncommon for people with this disease to be hospitalized many times per year; but with my work schedule, I can’t afford to be sick. Furthermore, my condition prevents me from taking stimulants or drinking caffeinated beverages, so I have to find other ways to increase my energy levels. For me, acupuncture is key.
I’m a long-time believer in the holistic benefits of Eastern medicine; I’ve been getting regular acupuncture treatments for nearly 25 years. I met Robert at a community function a few years ago and got to know him socially before I became one of his patients. Although I was already seeing one acupuncturist, I decided to try Robert’s style of acupuncture too. In Western medicine, patients often have a team of doctors who bring different skills sets and approaches to a patient’s treatment plan; likewise, I view the approach of my two acupuncturists to be complementary, which is why I continue to receive treatment from both Robert (every 2-3 weeks) and my long-standing acupuncturist (every 6 weeks).
Robert’s acupuncture is very gentle and he’s extremely skilled at painless needle insertion – if you’ve never had acupuncture, his method is a great introduction. It stands to reason that Robert himself is an amazing human being; he’s a kind soul and a top-notch professional.
I credit acupuncture for providing me with a balanced system that has significantly increased my energy levels while managing the other aspects of my condition. In the past eight months, I have not been hospitalized at all, which means I can focus on my work, not my disease. – K.F.