“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.” – Marcus Valerius Martialis
Curious about acupuncture but not sure how it might benefit you? Here are three great reasons to give it a try:
1. Stress: When it comes to our health, we all have our own set of unique vulnerabilities to which we are predisposed. When extenuating circumstances, or even just the hectic pace of our lives become overwhelming, the stress we are absorbing will oftentrigger a series of undesirable symptoms or cause long-term disease to flare up. Acupuncture helps to remove unwanted tension and promote a smooth flow of energy, so that stress does not have the chance to build up in the body and cause our natural physiological processes to slow down or malfunction. It also elicits a deep relaxation response, allowing us to repair while the body rests.
2. Sleep: Sleep is one of the most vital keys to good health and vitality and eight hours is the recommended length of sleep per night. How much sleep are you getting? And what is the quality? Do you feel rested when you wake up? By getting to the root of what is disturbing your sleep, acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to improve both the quantity, and more importantly the quality of your sleep, ultimately resulting in an overall improvement of energy, mental acuity, and health throughout the day.
3. Digestion: What’s happening with your digestion is indicative of your body’s overall ability to function smoothly. Constipation, diarrhea, reflux, gas, bloating, and cramping are all symptoms alerting us to a deeper imbalance occurring in the body. By looking to the cause, rather than just the symptoms, acupuncture, dietary awareness, and herbal medicine are excellent natural tools to improve digestion, thereby supporting smooth bodily function and improving our overall health and wellbeing.
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A list of conditions currently accepted by the World Health Organization as treatable with acupuncture can be found at: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html