Acupuncture Can Help You Meet Your New Year’s Resolution
A few weeks have passed since the start of 2022. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?
If losing weight, quitting smoking, improving your mental performance, sleeping better, eliminating pain and stress naturally are your new resolutions, acupuncture can help you achieve those goals.
Acupuncture is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy that has a range of health benefits. During a session, fine tiny needles are inserted into the skin at various points that are known as acupuncture points. These acupuncture points also contain a vast network of nerves and is linked to the immune system response. Acupuncture creates a small wound that triggers the immune system to start healing the wound site and generating new cells that restores balance to the body.
Most people have the misconception that acupuncture is only for pain treatment. But did you know that acupuncture can help you quit smoking? If you’re wondering how that works, that’s because acupuncture is fast becoming a potential treatment for fighting against all kinds of addiction. In a Yale University study, ear acupuncture was found to increase longer abstinence from cocaine usage in cocaine addicts. In terms of smoking, acupuncture has calming effects that soothe the withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation, such as jitters, cravings and mood swings.
Acupuncture can also help improve cognitive function, by boosting memory and mental focus. If you struggle with brain fog or have trouble remembering things, acupuncture can be very beneficial. It is believed that acupuncture works by stimulating the central nervous system, which in turn release chemicals into the spinal cord and brain. Research has shown that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of neurological diseases, especially neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Do you have a persistent old sports injury or have accidentally injured yourself with an aggressive routine? Acupuncture relieves muscle aches and pain by stimulating the muscles, nerves and connective tissue. When these nerves are stimulated, they will release endorphins to relieve pain and control the production of serotonin, which is associated with stress and anxiety. More people are now turning to acupuncture for pain relief as it is natural and does not cause any side effects, unlike certain pain medications. In addition, acupuncture quickens the healing process by increasing blood circulation that allowing more nutrients and white blood cells to work on the injured area.
If you have not been sleeping well, acupuncture can help. Researchers have found acupuncture to be an effective treatment for insomnia. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that insomnia may be caused by a lack of certain nutrients in the body, poor blood circulation and poor internal organ function. Acupuncture can restore balance to the body.
If you are trying to lose weight, acupuncture can help you control your food cravings and suppress your appetite. Weight gain is thought to be caused by imbalances in the liver, spleen, kidney, thyroid gland and endocrine system. Acupuncture helps restore balance to these organs and promote better qi flow. In addition, acupuncture also regulates certain hormones production and boosts your body’s metabolism, making it easier for you to burn fat. Acupuncture also improves digestion and ensures that food is properly broken down for easier nutrient absorption.
Syoujin also offers acupuncture for all types of ailments. Just speak to our TCM physician to determine your body constitution, and experience the benefits of acupuncture. To book your appointment, call or WhatsApp +65 9833 8171.