By Justin Lee, Licensed Acupuncturist
Although acupuncture can treat a wide range of illnesses, why not take care of yourself first to avoid illness altogether?
Many of us tend to wait until we are completely burnt out before focusing on our health and what we need. Acupuncture is a great way to rejuvenate your body from the inside out.
From reducing stress, boosting energy, or providing clarity of thought – Acupuncture can help you stay on top of life.
Whether you're feeling pressure from work, pressure from family, or pressure from yourself, life can be stressful at times. This leads to tension being held in our shoulders, neck, jaw, forearms, and backs depending on the person's habits. This tension is a sign of energy in your body becoming obstructed, making the muscles hard, and in some cases painful.
This tension isn't only reflected in the body however, as our mind and spirit are connected it reflects in our short temperament, outbursts of anger, or general irritability. Acupuncture helps to relieve tension and stress by moving our energy again, harmonizing its flow, and calming the mind. In addition, by nourishing the muscles and tendons they become flexible and soft again.
In our modern society we push ourselves to the limit in all aspects of life. With our schedules packed with things to do, how often do we take the time to rejuvenate? Many of us tend to grab a coffee or capuccino – a pick me up, when the going gets tough. In Chinese medicine, these drinks tap into our kidneys. Our kidneys are like the roots of our body. However, instead of boosting our kidney energy, these drinks actually consume it – by squeezing every last drop out of your kidneys. Way to blow your adrenals.
As a result, you get a quick pick me up, but crash later in the day as you are actually exhausting yourself even more with caffeinated drinks. Rejuvenate with acupuncture treatments that are focused on nourishing your kidneys, and boosting the source of your energy right down to the roots. The added benefit is there's no negative side effects, it's completely natural, and healthier for you in the long run.
Whether you're trying to shed those few extra pounds, quit smoking, or get rid of that foggy mind you walk around with all day, acupuncture is for you. Some people barely eat, have no appetite, yet still remain overweight. When we focus acupuncture treatments on stimulating your body's metabolism, you may experience increased energy and appetite.
Increased appetite? This sounds like a bad thing at first, but this is like your internal engine finally starting again, the appetite is there to help you burn the foods you eat. In addition to losing weight, this allows for food to actually give you energy instead of making you feel sluggish. Acupuncture can guide this boost in energy to the mind, enabling you feel clearer and less foggy. At the same time, we can focus treatments on clearing excess waste from the large intestine – what we call a detox treatment.
The combined effect of boosting energy, and clearing waste allows you to have a clearer mind, feel less sluggish, and be more focused in life. With energy and a clear mind to take on life's challenges, we can help you overcome things like addiction. Whether it's smoking, drinking, or any other addiction, NADA protocol is a proven form of ear acupuncture that helps individuals overcome their addiction cycles.