How to use acupuncture to maintain wellness.
Usually, people come in for acupuncture when they want to tackle a health problem. Only rarely does someone come in just to see how acupuncture can help them stay well, but the truth is that acupuncture is at its best when used as a tool to prevent illness and maintain wellness.
I recommend that you come for an “acupuncture tune-up” once a month, just as you might have a massage to keep your muscles loose or a chiropractic treatment to maintain spinal health. At the very least, I recommend that you have an acupuncture treatment four times a year, at the change of each season. As light and temperature change, your body becomes preoccupied with adapting to that change, and you are more likely to experience the symptoms of imbalance: a cold, a increase in allergies, trouble sleeping or waking, change in energy levels, irregular periods, etc.
Regular acupuncture treatments give your body the gift of improved blood circulation, an hour of deep relaxation, adjustments to body temperature, blood pressure, immune system performance and other autonomic/involuntary processes. If any health issues have come up since your last visit, we can begin addressing them, if you have any health-related questions, we can help you find the answers.
Most of us don’t think about our bodies as hardworking machines that need regular maintenance, but they are and they do. Unlike our cars, we can’t trade our bodies in when they just won’t run for us anymore. We have decades yet to live in our bodies and a long way to travel inside them–doesn’t it make sense to take good care of them?
Ready to create your own wellness plan? Need to schedule your next “acupuncture tune-up”? Make your appointment online or call us at 924-6624.