Acupuncture for Wellness

by Ngina Shulman on April 28, 2009

Acupuncture is great for anyone wanting to get well and stay well. When I talk to people about acupuncture they often say, that sounds great! I will definitely give it a try when something is wrong with me. When you are not at your optimal health, it is true; acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. You may know that the national institutes of health (NIH) and the world health organization (WHO) have recognized acupuncture as a viable treatment for over 50 symptoms and aliments including: anxiety, fertility issues, pms, back and head ache as well as many others. What you may not know is that acupuncture is also a great way to stay healthy. Yes, there have been studies to prove that acupuncture can improve your immunity (study by the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Department of Health & Human Performance at the University of Houston 2007) but I am talking about total wellness body, mind, and spirit.

What is total wellness? Total wellness is when you can pause at the stresses of life (an ache here, a bad day there). Instead of the stresses being a part of the big picture of your life they are just a little, “huh, look at that!” Not only do you benefit, but the people around you benefit as well. Your partner does not get snapped at for leaving the dishes in the sink and you have all the patience in the world for your three year old at 6am (even if you are not a morning person).

Acupuncture works as a gentle reminder that you know exactly how to stay healthy and all of your symptoms are your teachers (we all have symptoms even when we are well). The benefits are better sleep, more awareness of your body, feeling relaxed, more energy and those are just a few of the side effects!

Acupuncture can help you live your life with greater ease. If you have any questions about how acupuncture can help you please email us or call us (301) 298-5228 and we will come up with a plan to help you relax and enjoy your journey to greater health and wellness.

Author Ngina Shulman, M.Ac., L.Ac., is the co-owner of the Arbor Center for Acupuncture.

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