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  • Writer's pictureAmy Malone RN LAc DiplOM

What's in a name?

Balanced Stone Acupuncture logo on clinic wall

Working on the website redesign had me doing a lot of meditation on this business....and my purpose, so I decided to finally put this into writing and share it with you.

Every once in a while, a patient or a friend will ask me why or how I chose to name the clinic Balanced Stone Acupuncture and Wellness. was a process and it didn't come to me overnight. After trying on several names that just didn't feel right or seem to fit, I got anxious...was I ever going to find a name that felt right? This anxiety led me to slow down and think about why I love this medicine, how it works, the lens with which I was now seeing our place in the world, and our integration in nature.

I started thinking about how we are like a stack of stones in a river. All of the aspects of our lives are like these stones. This idea that we have all these stones in our lives and we stack them, they aren't perfect, they don't always fit, they sometimes fall down but there is a graceful balance in stacking stones just right. I wanted to help people find this balance...this ability to stack the stones of their lives to create harmony in their health. It's a great metaphor for our health...sometimes you feel great, all the stones line up and stack perfectly...but that stack won't stay that way forever, one or more of those stones may fall, but we can pick them up, put them in a different order and stack them back up.

This idea that health is an end goal instead of a life long process is silly. It is constantly an ebb and flow and we were made to constantly adapt. Chinese medicine works within a holistic framework; the treatment choices, needle location, herb recommendations, lifestyle suggestions will always be in flux as your needs change. The medicine meets you where you are and can be flexible to what you need at any given moment. It's nuanced, connected to nature, adaptable, and rooted in ancient tradition. I feel grateful to have learned Traditional Chinese Medicine and I am incredibly grateful for the earned privilege to share it with you.

Lakewood Colorado acupuncturist Amy Malone

I'm Amy! I'm an acupuncturist, herbalist, registered nurse, and expert in women's health, anxiety, and stress relief.

If you are looking for acupuncture, herbal medicine, or cupping in Denver, Lakewood, or Golden Colorado, get more info here.

**All information and resources found on are based on the opinions, experience, and research of the author unless otherwise noted. All information is intended to educate and motivate readers to make their own health decisions after consulting with their health care provider...even if that provider may be the author ;)

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