Every day in my practice I meet people who are sick and tired of being treated as just a number. They need tailor-made advice. When you come to me, I will take plenty of time to listen to you and to explain as clearly as possible what my treatment entails and how it works. To do this, I will welcome all your feedback, as every person responds differently.
I love the Wabi Sabi philosophy. This is not a set of rules but a general approach to life. It stands for purity and simplicity, for the essence of life, but also for a way of life. This Japanese concept taught me to appreciate imperfection.
If we try to accept ourselves with all our quirks, insecurities, and character flaws, this will also make us kinder towards others. No process is ever finished, everything keeps moving and human beings never reach a perfect balance. This eternal cycle of life and death is a central basic starting point of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is evident in the contrast between Yin and Yang.
It is typically Western to insist on giving meaning, including to ourselves. To reflect on everything, to ask questions, to explain, to get better, to improve ourselves, to feel important, to “do” something with our life. We want to “mean something”, to use our talents, and to get the best out of ourselves.
Our life should have meaning, and if we are not perfect we must be doing something wrong!
Can you do your best to not do your best at something?
The Chinese characteristics Wu Wei 無為 and 德 encourage me to apply these values in my own life and to pass them on in my interactions with patients.
Read here how my patients find my treatments.