When people think of Acupuncture, they may think of pain management or sports medicine, or maybe even Kim Kardashian's acupuncture facials. But the truth is that Acupuncture treats much more than that. When someone asks me what sort of things the patients I treat come to me for, the only concise answer I can think of is "Everything!"
Acupuncture can influence every organ system in the body, every stage of disease, and every emotional or physical condition. Because of this, I truly believe every single person can benefit from Acupuncture, from small illnesses and minor discomforts to terminal or chronic diseases and everything in between. And in case you didn't know, here are 10 more amazing reasons to get Acupuncture:
2. IT CAN STABILIZE AND IMPROVE YOUR MOOD
There are dozens of points on the body like Yin Tang and Liver 3 that can help calm the mind and relieve stress. There are more points to slow down your thoughts, treat chronic and acute anxiety, help with the symptoms of depression, mania, bipolar disease, and many more! TCM sees emotions as indications of the health of specific organs and organ systems in the body that may have an imbalance of yin and yang. A few points a week for a few sessions, or a week or two of herbal formulas, can greatly help begin to stabilize mood disorders and help calm your mind!
4. TO HELP YOU LOOSE WEIGHT
Yes you heard that right. Acupuncture can strengthen your digestive system, detox your intestines, and remove any digestive sluggishness that might be present. This can help your body lose weight faster and healthier. Along with specialized dietary guidelines and exercise, Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help remove excess weight faster and keep it off permanently. Specific acupuncture points on the Spleen and Stomach meridians along with auricular needles can greatly aid the process of weight loss.
5. LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat high blood pressure very effectively, possibly even as effective as medication - without the side effects! Points on the top of the ear and the bottom of the feet can balance the yin and yang of the body, stop dizziness, prevent headaches, and ultimately lower your blood pressure.
7. TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER
Not only can TCM increase your energy and improve mood, but facial acupuncture can lift the muscles, plump up the skin, brighten the complexion, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful looking appearance.
8. FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
Acupuncture and herbs are amazing for increasing fertility and ovulation, preventing miscarriage, treating morning sickness, ensuring a healthy pregnancy and helping with delivery! Special points in the lower abdomen can aid fertility while points on the forearm can calm morning sickness.
10. IT WORKS