We live in an age of great anxiety and stress, when even the most mundane daily activities like listening to the daily news, sitting in traffic, keeping up with professional responsibilities, and spending quality time with our loved ones stretches us to the breaking point. All the more reason to take a little time for self-care! Acupuncture is a great way to not only recenter the mind but also to stop illness before it even begins. Here are some reasons to try acupuncture for the first time or a reminder of why you should go back for a tune-up!

1. Mental Well-Being

An acupuncture treatment is like pushing a reset button. Practitioners say the treatment will restore, harmonize, and refresh the mind and body. When dealing with the effects of chronic stress or anxiety, acupuncture makes the weight feel lighter, creates a of feeling rejuvenation physically and clarifies thoughts of maintaining sanity and happiness in day to day life.

2. Ease muscle tension

We’re always on the go, but even in times of stillness, lack of movement can take its own toll. Whether staring at a computer, sitting at a desk for hours at a time, or hunched over looking at our phones, back and neck pain can result. Acupuncture can help! Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid taking pain meds or having surgery by doing something that will not only releave pain but also improve your mood?

3. Improve Sleep

Whether it’s chronic insomnia or just a bit of restlessness, acupuncture can improve quality of sleep. Sleep is so important to physical and emotional; it should not be overlooked. Acupuncture can help us fall asleep faster, sleep more deeply, and make us feel refreshed and rested in the morning. What a way to start the day!

4. Aid Digestion

From heartburn to indigestion and IBS to excess weight gain, acupuncture is a great treatment. It can resolve digestive issues, improve metabolism, as well as help us detox after a big night out with one too many glasses of wine!

5. Treat Allergies

In Hawaii, seasonal allergens and VOG are especially high right now and can wreak havoc on our respiratory and immune systems resulting in a whole mess of symptoms, including: headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus congestion and pressure. Allergy medicines can dry you out or make you sleepy but acupuncture is reported to cure allergies in its treament of the whole person. It won’t just mask symptoms.

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and can treat a long list of issues.

You can check out The World Health Organization official list to get a better idea.

Remember, acupuncture doesn’t hurt! The needles are tiny, literally the size of a human hair. And acupuncture is personalized healthcare—no two patients receive the same treatment for the same issue. Acupuncture takes into account the smallest details of the unique way your body works so that treatments get the best results. I hope this helps convince you to give acupuncture a try but if you have more questions please feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to speak with you in more depth!

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