Acupuncture is well known for its ability to lower stress.
Many people use acupuncture for stress reduction—and even those who don’t admit to or notice stress in their lives report a greater sense of lightness and evenness to their moods after having acupuncture.
During the holiday season, many of us could benefit from the stress-reduction benefits of acupuncture. If you can swing going for acupuncture this time of year, do it—regular acupuncture treatments are a fantastic way to stay healthy and emotionally balanced during high-stress times.
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Up until now acupuncture has rarely been used on children because kids are usually afraid of needles and the process can be terrifying for them. But some creative doctors have started to demonstrate to kids that these needles won’t hurt them by doing acupuncture techniques on the child’s parents first in front of them. This establishes a level of trust between the doctor and young patient.
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Today acupuncture is one of the most popular practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the West. TCM is a complimentary health approach that first originated in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago and has been evolving ever since.
Since the warmth of summer has been slowly fading into cooler nights and shorter days, I have had a noticeable influx in patients seeking relief from depression. This isn’t uncommon—each year I see it happening with the season change.
In the world of acupuncture, there are five major organ systems, each of which is connected to an emotion and season. During that season, the corresponding organ is at its most vulnerable and the emotion tends to show up more prominently.
It’s the season for getting sick. And it seems to be hitting everyone but me.
Friends, family, and most of my patients are complaining of symptoms, from colds and stomach flus to fevers and sinus infections. Although I interact with many sick people this time of year, I don’t get sick myself.
I can’t thank the flu shot—I’ve never had one. Multivitamins nor antibacterial gels are keeping me healthy—I don’t use either of these things.
Acupuncture has a variety of uses. It has improved the sleep of many individuals who have sought help with insomnia. Unknown to many is that acupuncture has a lot of solid evidence that it truly works to help people get to sleep and stay asleep.
Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. I can’t believe those just came out of my thigh, she thinks, watching as a scrubs-clad researcher places the five tiny slices into individual vials. Normally on a Tuesday morning, Santiago would be sitting at the office, processing invoices and getting a slow start to her day.
Think of fascia as the most sensitive, highly interconnected system in the entire body — it's the life force next to blood. Without fascia, toned and structured muscle would turn to hamburger meat, organs would spread like wildfire and bones would crumble, as fascia is the single element that organizes and suspends these parts of the body. It's the most highly innervated tissue, sensitive to every hormone in your system, recoiling with every bump and bruise sustained.