We are all unique. Two people can have the same symptoms but the cause of those symptoms is likely to be different for each person. For instance, two people suffering from insomnia may both take sleeping pills to help them sleep. This addresses the symptom but not the cause. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the insomnia could be due to a number of different reasons which need to be identified and addressed so that their sleep improves. Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and action is needed. If you ignore the symptom, it could make things worse. If you treat only the symptom, you may be missing the reason the symptom occurred. Silencing a symptom does not always address the reason for the symptom in the first place. Acupuncture restores balance by treating the cause, not just the symptoms, so the person is treated as a whole, leading to a longer lasting level of wellbeing. Book a five element treatment with Kathy Hitchens at Balancing Acupuncture in Truro.