Meet your Acupuncturist. Betty Shuford attended school in the beautiful desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a graduate from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine and holds a Master of Oriental Medicine Degree. She is currently a Licensed Acupuncturist in South Carolina and a nationally certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. With over 15 years of experience using acupuncture and herbal medicines, she has developed a style that allows her client to heal in a warm and calm environment. She believes that education and current information are highly important for successful treatment outcomes and actively takes additional courses to broaden her understanding of the body. This allows her to support and encourage the client while they take an active role in the healing process.
My Belief. I believe that when you are as close to center as possible, you are living and expressing your most honest, happy, and true self. In order to achieve this your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies are constantly working together in a balanced and intricate dance.
At different times in the normal course of life, you will have stressors or responsibilities that pull you in different directions and demand immediate attention. This is the normal ebb and flow of life. Amazingly, your body instinctively knows to self regulate. It gives more in one area when it is necessary and pulls back when the attention is no longer needed.
Sometimes one stressor will demand more attention and may cause a blockage in the energy flow. This will take you further away from center. When this occurs your body works extra hard in an attempt to heal itself by balancing these energies. The further you swing from center the more likely the body may need a bit of extra help to correct the problem. When left untreated this large swing will likely become a constant stressor and with time these stressors may manifest into disharmony and illness.
With the help of acupuncture, herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes you can eliminate stress and blockages while balancing energies that bring you one step closer to your center.