Acupuncture is an ancient component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of needles in certain areas of the body. The overall goal of acupuncture is to re-establish the even distribution of Qi through our body meridians which is disturbed by health conditions. Like every other medical practice, acupuncture has numerous benefits, and here is why you should consider it.
Acupuncture will help you see life, and particularly the improvement of your general health, in totally new ways. In contrast with modern Western medicine, acupuncture is related to ancient Chinese practices that take a whole different approach to how our body functions. Similar to yoga, acupuncture is highly focused on the energy that flows through our bodies and the even distribution of Qi or Ying and Yang. By attending acupuncture sessions you will learn about the body meridians and how are they interconnected. You may be surprised how such a simple thing as applying pressure with a needle can do wonders. You will see the world differently.
You will feel less stress
Acupuncture takes the functions of our complex body to a different level. It will help you escape from your busy life by giving you the chance to connect with the inner parts of both your mind and body. It is not only about the goal of treating a sick organ, but rather how to use the energy to re-establish an even balance which gives you the power to control your urges and be less stressful on a daily basis.
You will be inspired
The theoretical approach of acupuncture is strongly related to nature. The ancient books about acupuncture say that humans are micro-organisms of the natural world and things like the weather and seasonal changes are very often part of the treatment plan and diagnosis. After a few sessions of acupuncture you will be able to understand this theory better and without knowing you will start to look at nature from a different perspective. Unconsciously you will want to leave your comfort zone and go outside to explore the world more often than you ever did before.
You will clear your mind
Once you become more inspired, your mind will become brighter. Following your acupuncture sessions, fear and pessimism will disappear. You will be able to think more clearly, and that will affect your life in a positive way. Being less stressed means that you will have the power to make difficult decisions more easily and with greater confidence.
You will look for answers
Acupuncture is all about balance and energy and when you seek treatment for a health condition, very often the treatment will consist of two phases: one treating the specific condition, and the second treating the underlying problem that may have caused that condition. This overview of the treatment will be reflected in the way you will look at life later. In a stressful situation we are very easily tempted to quit if things don’t work out from the beginning. With acupuncture, you will learn how to solve problems by looking for answers to the underlying causes instead of giving up.
You will think differently about food
Have you ever wondered why some people can eat a lot of chocolate without gaining weight or vice versa? Well, acupuncture may have some answers for you and this is another reason why you should consider it. You will learn that due to different imbalances in our body and depending on the seasonal changes, some of us will need food that warms and others that cool.
You will be more patient
Whether we do it consciously or not, comparing ourselves with other people can cause a great deal of stress. When we see that someone does better, regardless of the reason we tend to become less patient in the quest of trying to do the same. For instance, if your best friends brag about their latest acquisition, let’s say a very nice house, you will tend to wish for the same and try to do everything in order to obtain a similar house, if not a nicer one. The impossibility of doing that right on the spot can lead you to make irrational decisions. And that’s exactly why acupuncture is good for relaxation and re-establishing your balance which will teach you how to be more patient with yourself and let go of those urges that sometimes make us set the bar too high.
You will be stronger
Despite the positive results in research, acupuncture is still not recommended by doctors as a first option for the treatment of health conditions. It is also very hard to ignore the pharmaceutical industry of modern medicine and the miraculous results they promise in no time. However, by seeking acupuncture treatment you will learn to be more conscious of your body. It is not a treatment that gives you results overnight. It requires commitment and a willingness to get better, and that’s what makes you stronger, not a bottle of pills.
A great subject to talk about
The more you talk about something the more you become aware of it. Acupuncture is a subject that intrigues people, so when seeking this kind of treatment, talking about it will make you aware of your body and the overall state of your health condition. Plus, it is always a great conversation starter when someone asks what you have been up to lately.
Makes you believe in yourself
Last but not least, acupuncture means learning about the power of healing yourself. This is something that modern medicine makes us forget. While mainstream techniques are great life savers, they sometimes make us forget that the greatest power for healing lies within ourselves.