Put Health in Your Hustle

Bringing time-honored medical means like acupuncture into your modern day health brings innovative ways to support you and your business.

Eckart Tolle: If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.

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They say one of the best ways to get to know one’s self is to run a business. Many business problems are personal problems. Running a business will expose your darkest corners, your deepest fears, and the dust under your rugs. CEO’s and business owners all come to know that eventually. How you operate business is a reflection of yourself. Enter your state of health and being.

Your self is only as strong as your mental, physical and emotional position. Specifically, this begs the reflecting questions such as, do you feel grounded enough to service your customer or sell your product? Are you worried or prone to emotional eating? Are you not sleeping? Do you wake feeling heavy instead of revived for the day? Is pain preventing you from thinking as clearly as you’d like? Your mind/body states need to be aligned for you to thrive and produce your best results each day. The equation seems simple enough. If you want good health, you must eat, think and sleep like a healthy person. But alas, we are mortals trying to navigate our life and cultural demands with full schedules, long days and bills to pay.


What most people don’t realize is how comprehensive acupuncture can be for addressing one’s mind and body health. Although popularized for treating pains, did you know that acupuncture is employed by US military bases for PTSD? By down-regulating the nervous system acupuncture can help the central, para- and sympathetic systems strive for homeostasis. In English, that means acupuncture regulates your heart-rate, quells anxiety, lowers blood pressure, improves digestion, supports peace of mind, and more. Nicknamed “battlefield acupuncture” this form of acupuncture can work fast in dire times of need when the body is in a reactionary state. Maintenance sessions can help with the daily big or small traumas we all face.

From daunting speaking engagements and meeting business growth expectations to having to hire or fire an employee, we all have our own “battles” and “fields” to navigate. When we are clear, the navigation process becomes easier. These are exactly the complex things few people realize acupuncture can support. Whether it’s emotional matters like irritability (we’ve all known “that boss” who’s moody or maybe it’s you if you’re really honest), anxiety, worry, or anything else that keeps us up at night. If you’re anxious, “eating your feelings” and so on, acupuncture could be the solution that helps you regroup and revive.


Popularly, acupuncture has helped many people with the following:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Pain including back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain etc.
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual disorders including peri menopause and infertility

When you are more aligned inside, you’ll be better abled to perform. When you are fully self-expressed you can more fully represent your business.

Sheila Liewald L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist. She works at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette as their staff acupuncturist and runs Red Aspen Wellness in Boulder with a 250 herb apothecary. She provides biopuncture, cupping, moxa, gua sha and more in her Boulder practice. For more information on how these services can help you, visit www.redaspenwellness.com


Sheila Liewald L.Ac.