The Art of Self Preservation

"A superior physician treats a patient before he is sick." - Yellow Emperor.

Your greatest asset is your health. As an acupuncturist, a practitioner of herbal medicine, and a wellness coach, I see tremendous value in staying healthy. So much, I designed my life and career around health and wellness. It is crucial to get to the root causes of conditions and help you achieve health naturally and holistically. I am super excited about 2022! This year I am going deeper into helping you make life-long changes that will transform your life. Wellness is my passion, and it’s all coming together—the art of self-preservation.

The phrase “Yang Sheng Fa” is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been the foundation of TCM for thousands of years. Yang Sheng Fa translates to “life-nourishing principles.” It is the art of enabling self-cultivation by taking your health into your own hands to prevent illness and preserve wellbeing. In essence, Yang Sheng Fa is an ancient holistic self-care approach that considers all pillars of your health. Wellness is not a new concept, but at some point, we lost sight of taking care of our most valuable asset, our health, and wellbeing.

Before you embark on this journey with me, it’s essential to understand that wellness is not a static state. There are different levels of wellness and varying levels of illness. Also, wellness is not just the absence of disease. You may not have any physical symptoms, but you may be bored, anxious, depressed, tense, or generally unhappy with your life, and it’s constantly changing. You see. You don’t get well and stay well. Wellness is an ACTIVE pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. The action of pursuing wellness is self-preservation or self-care. It is essential to living an optimal, positive, productive, long, and healthy life. There is no way around it.

Pillars of Health:

  • Nutrition
  • Financial Wellness
  • Relationships, Connections, and Communication
  • Meditation, Mindfulness Breathing exercises
  • Physical Exercises and Movement
  • Mind Cultivation, Spirituality
  • Sleep, Rest and Recovery
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Environment

“Wellness is the integration of body, mind, and spirit – the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health and the health of the world.”

No matter your current state of health, you can begin to appreciate yourself as a growing and changing person. You can change in healthy, positive ways to live a more vital, fulfilling life. Come with me on this adventure and start your journey to wellness in 2022. Try this exercise. What does your health vision? If you were in an optimal state of health, how does it look? How does it feel? What are you doing? How do you look? What are you thinking? It’s worth thinking about, I promise.

“It is man himself, not heaven, who governs his life, and he who abuses himself dies young, while he who takes good care of himself enjoys a long life.” – Gao Lian, Ming Dynasty.

Sheri Davidson, licensed acupuncturist (Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin) and Duke Integrative Medicine trained wellness coach, specializes in preventative medicine. She loves sharing her passion for wellness living and Eastern medicine through her blog, The Wellness Inspired Podcast, and practice, Element 5, Acupuncture + Wellness in Rice Village District of Houston, TX.  Also, Sheri currently serves on the Texas Medical Board of Acupuncture Examiners

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Sheri Davidson
L.Ac. + Wellness Coach