As an Acupuncturist who also works with patients through dietary consultations, much of the treatment I give in consultation is through life style modifications. This often means adopting unfamiliar ingredients and cooking processes. When one of my patients told me that her attempt at integrating green vegetables into her diet ended in rotting vegetables in the fridge, I realized that lifestyle modifications cannot all be taught in the treatment room.
Last week it was a pleasure to invite this patient to my home for an interactive treatment of cooking and eating. The results were influential. New ingredients and cooking techniques were used and enjoyed, even those I thought would be overly exotic. Cooking vegetables turned into a not so daunting task, and good conversation and laughs was the cherry on top.
In conclusion, patient practitioner relationships need to be cultivated. Even if this means using unconventional methods. Let the healing begin.
Angelica Campanale LAc
A followup to my first interactive dietetic consultation.
After nearly a month my very special patient came in for a followup. To my delight she has adopted a few of my recipes and is consuming and enjoying healthier options regularly. The result, losing over ten lbs and feeling like "i'm in my dating size". I am so grateful to my patient for her determination.