Monday, May 24, 2010
Just about everyone has heard that acupuncture is good for pain, headaches,
lower back problems etc.
But few, including many of my colleagues in Acupuncture and Allied Modalities
realize how potent skillfully applied acupuncture can be in promoting better
health and in the case of Olympic Gold Medalist Emma Snowsill, a way of
recapturing her competitive mojo.
I am a clinician, a teacher, student, a creator of networks and a
representative of this ancient profession to which I am privileged to belong.
After 25 years in practice I retain a deep respect and passion for the art of
acupuncture and enjoy nothing more than seeing clients benefit from treatment.
As a practitioner of this extraordinary healing art I am driven by the
conviction of massive clinical experience and willingly acknowledge that the
strength of this medicine lies in the sensitivity of our hands, our powers of
observation, the awareness of our senses, each vital to our ability to
assimilate and collate this information, translate it into a meaningful
diagnosis and most importantly, perform the most effective treatment possible.
Emma Snowsill is the reigning Olympic gold medalist in triathlon, a short time
ago she competed in her comeback race after an extended mystery illness that
saw her incapacitated and bedridden for many months last year.
The story of her recovery is a little too long to recount here, however earlier
this week Emma returned from Korea with a nasty tummy bug in tow that caused
her to suffer from violent vomiting and diarrhea.
She was still suffering from strong diarrhea when she consulted me on Wednesday
morning, she felt significantly better after treatment and woke up the
following day diarrhea free and easy?
This Sunday morning after her follow-up treatment for the big daddy tummy bug I
had the pleasure of interviewing Emma about how she rebuilt her health
culminating in her comeback race in Korea last weekend.
No prizes for guessing the role Japanese Acupuncture played in her recovery.
After many months of being seriously unwell, barely able to walk, bedridden for
much of the time, totally unable to train, she finished an extremely credible
6th in a field of the 50 best triathletes in the world!
Emma also discussed her recovery from that big daddy of tummy bugs and how she
has managed to get back to full training less than a week after being what she
described as, ‘the most violently sick ever!’
I video taped the interview and it should make for very interesting viewing and
you will get to meet the real Emma, an extremely humble human being and an
extraordinarily talented athlete.
We conducted this interview on my balcony overlooking the Coral
Sea, here is the link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tv9z-ekNbY,
hope you enjoy.
All the best,
Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. For well over a decade, independent of and in
conjunction with Masakazu Ikeda sensei and Edward Obaidey, Alan has presented,
convened and hosted more than 40 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in
Australia, New Zealand and USA. Driven by a strong desire to promote the
consumer friendly nature, clinical efficacy and potency of Meridian Based
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Alan is a staunch advocate of practically
based workshops and draws upon his 25 years clinical experience and 14 years
post and undergraduate teaching in a concerted effort to lift the bar globally
in the clinical application of this most amazing medical art.
Join him in Exploring the Art of Acupuncture in the 21st century at