A New Year resolution is a promise we make to ourselves, and by keeping these promises, we choose to put our personal growth and well-being above all else. Self-development is the keystone of ancient healing medicine technique, and the basis for most acupuncture practices.
Let’s explore some of the ways in which acupuncture can help you fulfill your New Year resolution and help you on your journey toward a happier and healthier you.
For some of us, the holidays are usually followed by immediate feelings of guilt as we spent a majority of our time with friends and family overindulging in sweets and other delicious foods. Acupuncture techniques, when balanced with diet and exercise, can actually help you reach your goal weight this year by facilitating with better digestion and regulating appetite. Acupuncture targeted to work the Qi of the spleen and liver helps to treat the systems of our body that directly influence weight gain.
Enhances Athletic Ability
Did you make a New Year resolution to complete a marathon? Maybe it’s your first one, or maybe you promised yourself you would beat your time from last year. Acupuncture has actually been proven to help athletes go the distance by helping to treat and prevent injuries. When used to target injured muscles, acupuncture promotes better blood circulation and reduces inflammation in these areas of pain. As previously discussed in our blog, many pro athletes utilize acupuncture techniques to their advantage in order to help them during the recovery process.
Your New Year resolution doesn’t need to be a full-fledged, top-to-bottom reinvention of yourself. It could be something as simple as sharpening your mental toolbox. Acupuncture helps to unite the spirit with the mind, and when this harmony is achieved, conditions that affect cognition, such as sleep deprivation and anxiety, diminish greatly.
Stress is the root cause of several problematic conditions, such as the above listed. When stress becomes an overpowering force in one’s life, it can lead to weight gain, poor athletic performance, and memory issues. Acupuncture helps to eliminate the obstacles disrupting the flow of energy through the body and restore it to its natural balance. Acupuncture helps to trigger the release of serotonin and endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in our body.
WellStream Acupuncture focuses on holistic approaches that achieve the results you’re looking for. Make this year count; call 323-463-9355 to schedule your acupuncture session with us today!