Acupuncture & Wellness Coaching with David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac.
David Mercier’s approach to wellness is beautifully described in his book: A Beautiful Medicine: A Radical Look at the Essence of Health and Healing. In it, he shares that a beautiful medicine “holds out a vision for medicine that respects the soul and spirit at the core of human experience.” It includes the mechanical and biological view of the human body while encouraging us to see that symptoms are messages from the mind and body. It reminds us to keep developing into the best we can be. David’s approach to treatment addresses all aspects of a person’s life: relationships, lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and his goal is to help each person activate more of their potential to be a vibrant, healthy, and happy human being.
David uses acupuncture as only one of several tools for healing. Nutrition, exercise, the condition of our relationships, and our lifestyles are often in need of improvement, and symptoms may simply be teaching us to make changes in those areas.
What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a method of healing that started in China about 3,000 years ago. It is believed that energy runs through a number of channels in the body, each having a number of spots known as acupuncture points. When needles are put into those points, the energy is changed for the better and the body’s ability to heal itself is strengthened. Scientists have found that putting the needles into the points triggers a number of measurable healthy changes in the brain and in blood chemistry. Research has shown that acupuncture leads to an increase in endorphins and other opiate like substances, and that acupuncture treatments can turn off unhealthy genes and turn on healthy ones.
- What is acupuncture FAQ by David Mercier
- Questionnaire Acupuncture
- Consent Form for Acupuncture
- Authorization Charges Agreement
- Missed Appointment for Acupuncture Policy
David has been in the practice of acupuncture since 1983 when he graduated with a master’s degree from what is now the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He also holds an M.S. in Positive Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University, and is the author of the book, A Beautiful Medicine: A Radical Look at the Essence of Health and Healing, Grand and Gold Prize Winner in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards. His background includes time spent as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka during the 1970’s, a two-year training under renowned psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, M.D. in transpersonal psychology, and the development of an integrative medicine center for the University of Maryland Shore Regional Center which he directed for nine years. David’s approach to treatment addresses all aspects of a person’s life: relationships, lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and his goal is to help each person activate more of their potential to be a vibrant, healthy, and happy human being.