5 ways Acupuncture can make you Happy
Chiropractor Extraordinare: Dr. Nekessa Remy shares her thoughts on Acupuncture and its overall benefits.
Everybody wants to feel happy, but who knew that you could be just small needles away from achieving happiness. Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice which involves inserting very thin needles into the body. For over 2000 years, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of health issues. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine our bodies are made up of many channels each housing energy referred to as Qi – pronounced “Chee”. When there are blockages or restrictions in Qi, ailments develop. Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s balance of energy which in turn, allows the body to heal and overcome illness or injuries. No pain, no disease; that sounds like happiness to me! Here are just some of the ways that acupuncture can be used to improve your overall health and wellness.
Manage chronic pain
Studies have shown that acupuncture can be used to help treat chronic pain. Conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscle pain have been managed successfully with acupuncture. Some studies have found acupuncture treatment to provide longer lasting effects that certain drugs. Because acupuncture works with the body’s circulatory system, it can reduce Inflammation and swelling which in turn can reduce the intensity of pain. Less pain equals more happiness!
Help with depression and anxiety
As mental health research increases, the evidence is finding that acupuncture helps as much as some medications, to manage the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. It works with the body’s natural systems to improve mood and create relaxation while reducing stress like symptoms at the same time.
Get rid of headaches
No body with a headache is going to feel happy, whether it’s a tension headache or migraine type headache, research has shown that acupuncture can not only decrease the frequency of headaches but the intensity as well.
By regulating the body’s energy or qi, acupuncture eliminates various pathogens which can negatively affect sleep. It also stimulates neurotransmitters linked to relaxation and sleep, thereby improving sleep quality and reducing insomnia. Who doesn’t feel happy after getting a good night’s sleep?
Assist with respiratory problems
Acupuncture has been found to help people suffering from allergies and sinus issues. It can help ease many of the symptoms associated allergies such as sore throat or nasal congestion.
Pain, stress, anxiety, sickness, insomnia all can impede our ability to connect with and feel happy. As a less invasive form of therapy acupuncture can work to not only help keep us healthy but happy as well.
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