Healthy Roots :: Acupuncture, Nutrition, & Movement
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.
~The Tao Te Ching
Like the giant pine tree, establishing our own healthy roots is a steady process requiring care, balance, and consistency—not perfection.
When drought occurs, the pine tree will re-establish balance once it’s watered. But if the drought lasts too long, disease will set in, and death is imminent.
Acupuncture, nutrition, and movement also work in this way; avoid periods of long lasting drought, or restoring balance can be difficult.