1. You will feel more deeply relaxed in your mind and body.
Acupuncture works by removing blockages in the meridians (energy pathways on the body). By releasing blockages it also helps energy flow better through the body, creating a sense of increased relaxation. It also calms the ‘shen’ (the spirit) bringing about a greater and deeper sense of peace.
2. It Will Strengthen Your Immune System
If you are someone who catches colds or flu easily then it may be time to try chinese medicine. Acupuncture can help to strengthen the ‘wei qi’ (protective qi) of the body to resist invading pathogens. Studies have shown that acupuncture increases the white blood cells in the body, allowing it to better protect itself from viruses and bacteria. Autumn and Winter time is a particulary good time to get your immune system in top shape, or if you intend to travel overseas.
3. Your Sleep Will Improve
There are acupuncture points which can help to relieve insomnia and promote a deeper and better quality sleep. There are many sleep problems that people can suffer with from insomnia to nightmares, to constant night time waking. Acupuncture can treat all of them promoting better sleep, relaxing the shen and through overall body relaxation.
4. You Will Feel Blissfully Happy More Often
Acupuncture releases endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Many people will feel so relaxed that they fall asleep during a treatment and some will even feel ‘euphoric’ afterwards because of the release of oxytocin, a hormone that regulates the nervous system.( It’s not always pure bliss for everyone, as some people will release built-up negative emotions during a treatment.) The happy and relaxed feeling can last for hours or even days after a treatment.
5. You Can Get Relief from Chronic Pain.
If you suffer with constant chronic pain then look no further than acupuncture. It works by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain killing chemicals. Thin needles are insertedat specific points, to treat imbalances and blockages in the energy channels of the body. In fact acupuncture is so effective at pain relief that a study by Harvard University of around 18000 participants found acupuncture relieved pain by around 50%. Many people suffer from pain for years without finding any effective treatment. Acupuncture might just be the natural solution you’ve been searching for.
6. You Can Get Treatment Without any Side Effects.
Modern paharmaeuticals have their place but overuse can lead to damaging side effects, often worse than the original symptoms. With acupuncture there are virtually no negative effects, other than some occasional minor bruising which usually clears up within a day or two.
7. It will Bring You Into The Present Moment
Acupuncture will take you out of your head and stream of thinking, and bring you into the present moment. It will make you stop and find your inner stillness. By becoming more present and less lost in thoughts, you will feel renewed clarity, focus and happiness.
8. Your Skin Will look and Feel Healthier.
If clear, glowing and more youthful skin is what you are after then acupuncture is what you need. In Chinese Medicine the liver rules the skin, which means if you have a blocked or toxic liver you are probably experiencing congested, dry or dull skin. Acupuncture stiulates the organs increasing blood flow to the liver and has a detoxifying effect. By improving the function of the liver it can also improve skin quality leaving you with a more healthy and glowing complexion.
9. It Will Give You More Energy.
Through improving circulation and stimulation the flow of energy, acupuncture will leave you feeling more refreshed, energised and vibrant. You may feel improvement in your digestion which will also lead to increased vitality.
10. It Will Change Your Outlook on Life.
Whether its feeling more grateful, or just feeling more positive, acupuncture can stimulate a deeper connection to your life. By releasing blockages in the body, acupuncture can also release blockages in your life that prevent you reaching your full potentical. When we feel clearer and happier we are more aligned and more able to achieve our goals.
Give acupuncture a go and you might just enjoy some of these life-chaning benefits too ☺