Heal Your Body. Acupuncture + Sports Medicine

Your health and wellness is your greatest asset and the most valuable investment you can make.

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Okay. I’ll explain a little more. Let’s start with a bit of history. The term “Coach” came about in 1830. Oxford University put forth the meaning as slang for a tutor. The term stuck. Over time, the meaning evolved and matured into what it is today. Professional coaching showed up over 25 years ago. However, it was centered around life, business, and academic coaching. In the 1990s, health coaching began sparking some interest. In the last ten years, it has been on the rise, and in the last five, it has skyrocketed. According to Procedure Research, the health coaching market size was valued at $13.6 billion in 2020. It is projected it will be worth around $27.8 billion by 2030. Why? There is a huge need for better health and wellbeing.

This rise in health and wellness coaching is due to a growing awareness around prevention and self-care. People see the outcomes of unhealthy lifestyles and habits. In the past two years, COVID put the icing on the cake. The outbreak highlights some unwanted consequences of unhealthy lifestyles. Showing us the most vulnerable to the virus are those with underlining chronic health conditions – obesity, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. These are lifestyle-related diseases best managed through healthy lifestyle choices.

Now more than ever, people see the value of their health, and they want to take control of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This changing desire for holistic self-care and preventative medicine makes it the first time in history when being in control of your health and making daily health investments are poised to be dominant social themes in the years to come.

Unfortunately, making sustainable lifestyle changes is hard. Even though we know the severe risk of unhealthy choices, bad habits, and quick fixes, many people struggle. They are not confident in making the right daily choices required to accomplish their health goals, and they may not have the tools and resources. If you want to lose that extra 30lbs, it takes commitment and consistency over time to achieve results. Therefore, people are looking for support, encouragement, motivation in making these changes for good. Therefore, working with a health and wellness coach can be ideal and an incredible partnership that helps you achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing.

“Coaching is a vehicle for helping people to achieve a higher level of wellbeing and performance, particularly when change is hard. Coaching is a growth-promoting relationship that elicits autonomous motivation, increases the capacity to change, and facilitates a change process through visioning, goal setting, and accountability, which as it’s best leads to sustainable change for the good. “- Coaching Psychology Manual.

What Health and Wellness Coaches Do:
• Support clients in defining their wellness vision.
• Help clients identify their desired changes
• Encourage clients to set their own goals that are specific and achievable.
• Inspire and build client confidence in their ability to make the desired changes.
• Help clients identify solutions to work through obstacles that may arise.
• Provide expertise in the area they hold nationally recognized credentials, but only when the client indicates the need to engage.
• Upon client’s request, provide evidence-based resources from nationally recognized bodies to help make informed choices.
• Meet the client where they are in the context of their whole life.
• Know when to refer the client for specific consultation with a health specialist.
• Work collaboratively with a health specialist to support individual treatment plans for sustainable change.
• Provide feedback on goals that could cause harm.

“The only way to optimal health is to take care of ourselves everyday emotionally, physically and mentally.”

Sheri Davidson, licensed acupuncturist and integrative health 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.

15-minute zoom call for a complimentary health assessment/consultation. We will assess where you are in health, explore short-term and long-term health goals, and discuss the best way to get started on your healing journey. 713-942-7110

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Sheri Davidson
L.Ac. + Integrative Health and Wellness Coach