Five reasons to give acupuncture a try.
We live in the age of anxiety, and between reading the news and managing our hectic lives, who doesn’t feel stressed on a daily basis? In fact, anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans, but less than half of those suffering actually receive treatment Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for stress and a variety of other disorders caused by our hectic modern lives. Here are five conditions that acupuncture might be able to help with:
1. Mental well-being.
Acupuncture sessions offer the pause in our day we all need to restore our psyche and hit the refresh button. Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for anxiety. Results may even be felt after the first session, and with regular treatments, many people even consider it to be a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. Stress plays a role in almost every disease out there, and regular acupuncture treatments can be a great way to combat the negative effects of chronic stress.
Many women have found relief from PMS symptoms through acupuncture. But you don’t have to wait until you’re curled up in a ball in pain or fighting with your partner. Come before PMS symptoms start so you can lessen symptoms beforehand.
3. Text neck and headaches.
Too much screen time can cause your neck to hurt and trigger headaches. Acupuncture can relax tight, overworked muscles and help reduce pain. Acupuncture works with the fascial network of the body to help release your body’s natural opiates.
Regular acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic insomnia. Acupuncture can relax the mind and body to help you drift off at night. Many people report a great night’s sleep after the very first session.
5. Skin health.
You drink green juice, take spin classes, and use an app for meditation. So why wouldn’t your facial cosmetic regime also be natural? Acupuncture enthusiasts report that facial rejuvenation can relax wrinkles, activate sagging facial muscles, and boost collagen levels. In addition, many facial rejuvenation treatments include points to benefit overall wellness.
If you're not quite ready for the acupuncture table, here's an acupressure routine (no needles required) that will help you get a blissful night's sleep.