Hey folks. This is Dr. Gon Kim from Korean Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in Renton.
As the New Year of 2023 rolls around, it is time to reflect on the past year and determine what you need to do to take your health to the next level. Acupuncture has become a popular and effective way to treat pain and other ailments and could be a beneficial investment for your health and well-being. Here are the top three reasons to treat yourself to an acupuncture session to start the New Year:
1. Promote Inner Healing and Balance
People often turn to traditional Western medicine when they become ill or experience pain. However, acupuncture works on a more holistic approach and encourages the body’s natural healing process. Through the insertion of very thin needles into specific points of the body, it is believed that the procedure can redirect and restore the balance of the body’s energy flow, known as "qi", thus resulting in improved health.
We all experience stress, and the unfortunate truth is that it is affecting us physically and mentally on a daily basis. Acupuncture is incredibly helpful when it comes to reducing stress levels and allowing us to gain some closure and perspective on stressful, chaotic situations. This is especially useful during the chaotic period of year when the New Year begins. Through acupuncture treatments, your body releases endorphins which are natural prefrontal neurotransmitters that lift and ease mental and emotional stress.
The process helps to reduce pain and reduce the body’s sensitivity to pain. It is particularly helpful for those dealing with chronic conditions by helping to reduce inflammation, reduce muscle aches and spasms, relieve stiffness, and soothe stiffness in the joints.
2. Improve Immune System Function
The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against illness and injury, and acupuncture may play an important role in boosting immune system function. Through the stimulation of specific points on the body, acupuncture has been shown to cause a release in the body’s own endorphin hormones, which help to regulate the immune system by producing antibodies, hormones, neurotransmitters, and other substances.
Acupuncture is also known for helping to rid the body of toxins and strengthen the body’s natural defense against viruses and bacteria. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute to weakened immunity.
Incorporating an acupuncture session into your new year’s routine is an excellent way to boost your immunity throughout the coldest and darkest months. Acupuncture encourages the body and mind connection and stimulates powerful healing signals to the central nervous system. This in turn gives the immune system a much-needed kick, preparing the body for the new year to come.
3. Reduce Stress and Promote Relaxation
This is especially important at the beginning of a new year, when many individuals are feeling worn out and overwhelmed. Acupuncture helps to calm the mind and body, decrease stress hormones, and boost production of “feel good” hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin.
During an acupuncture session, the practitioner will often place the patient in a tranquil atmosphere to create a heightened sense of relaxation. The process helps to promote a healing atmosphere and aids in the body’s relaxation response.
Acupuncture is a great way to improve sleep quality, which is often affected during the festive period. Poor sleeping patterns and insomnia can stem from stress and emotional fatigue caused by the Christmas and New Year celebrations, so it is essential to tackle these issues with an acupuncture session. Again, the endorphins released during treatment can promote quality sleep, easing tension and allowing the body and mind to unwind. As a result, you will be better prepared for the demands of the New Year.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treating pain, promoting well-being, and boosting the immune system. So, if you’re looking for a way to jumpstart the New Year on a healthy note, consider treating yourself to an acupuncture session.
In conclusion, acupuncture could be the ideal way to treat yourself at the start of a new year. Whether your needs are physical or emotional, the power of acupuncture offers a wide range of health benefits that could help you to feel well and get the most out of the New Year. The top three benefits are stress reduction, boosting the immune system, and improved sleep quality. By beginning the new year with an acupuncture session, you could help your body and mind to relax, reset, and be ready to take on whatever the year may bring.