I am often asked what is acupuncture good for and what can acupuncture treat? I specialise in acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy and women’s health, but it can used so widely for many common conditions, especially those that don’t respond well to conventional medicine. These are the ways I think acupuncture benefits our health:
• lowers your stress levels
Acupuncture is well known for its ability to lower stress. By calming the dominance of fight or flight emotions and physical reactions – which occur when we have too much stress for too long – it can help you find a way to properly relax.
• strengthens your immune system
By strengthening your energy and therefore your immune system you can avoid illness before it starts, rather than dealing with it after it happens.
• improves your digestion and stop the bloat
Acupuncture can help improve circulation and blood flow, making bowel movements more regular and digestion more effective.
• refreshes and tone your skin
A natural alternative to Botox, acupuncture is emerging as a leading solution to aging. Facial acupuncture not only targets your skin, but works alongside body acupuncture, therefore giving you an all over treatment.
• helps you sleep better
Acupuncture looks at each patient as an individual, regular treatments can be highly effective for people who haven’t found relief in sleep medications or other one-size-fits-all solutions.
• boosts your energy
The most common feedback I see in clinic is acupuncture improves energy levels. Better energy, better motivation leads to better choices and a positive cycle. Acupuncture often breaks the negative cycles we find ourselves in and sets us off onto a better path.
If you’ve been meaning to try acupuncture, or if you haven’t had a treatment for a while, embracing acupuncture will be a positive step in the right direction. www.hannahpearn.com