In over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field I have found that all people, regardless of their background or current problems, are looking for well being and happiness. This is the underlying motivation for absolutely everything that an individual does regardless of the action or how it may appear to others. The biggest difficulty in actually attaining this ever illusive goal, is knowing what real happiness looks like and how to move toward it. These are the most important topics that an individual can explore in their lifetime and I have made it my life long endeavor to research personal and internal well being and happiness in order to be able to provide salient answers to my clients.

The first thing to point out is that happiness is unequivocally attained from the inside out rather than the outside in. Happiness is a person's internal truth uncovered and maintained through one pointed focus. While happiness and well being are every person's internal reality at the core, it can be difficult to realize this while in physical, mental or emotional pain and discomfort. Indeed it is impossible in treating a person holistically to try and separate the physical, mental and emotional aspects of a person. As if the physical and emotional pain that one is experiencing aren't enough, the diabolical and rascally mind takes such discomfort, compounds it and accentuates it. It is actually the mind that could be pointed out as the mightiest obstacle to one's personal well being.

In my practice of acupuncture I help my clients to get beyond the layers of mind that clutter over their internal happiness and well being. If they have physical discomfort - pain and/ or injuries - I help to relieve their physical burden while simultaneously pointing them in the direction of their own internal resources. The cumulative effect of the acupuncture, energetic corrections and my personal guidance and counseling have proven to be very effective in helping my clients achieve the illusive goal of lasting well being and happiness.

Author's Bio: 

Terry Chen, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and has been practicing acupuncture for over 10 years. Mr. Chen focuses on orthopedic acupuncture and mental and emotional wellness in his practice. Mr. Chen is currently in practice at Open Sky Acupuncture/ Cascade Health Center in Eugene, Oregon.