“This year, things are going to be different! I’m going to eat ridiculously healthy, lose that extra weight, work out 5 days a week, quit smoking, finally get my life together, and feel great.”
Have you ever said a version of this to yourself – or a friend – only to find yourself watching TV on the couch eating junk food and feeling terrible by the middle of January? You’re not alone. According to the internet, only 8% of Americans keep their New Years resolutions. Would you like to be in that 8% this year? Let acupuncture help. Here’s how.
Learn how Acupuncture can help you keep your New Years Resolution.
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1. Boosts Metabolism and Curbs Cravings
Looking to drop a few pounds this year? Acupuncture treatments are a great way to boost your metabolism and correct your digestion. When your digestive system is working optimally, your body absorbs all the precious nutrients in your food. This means your body will feel nourished (as long as you’re eating healthy foods) and won’t crave more and more sweets or salty foods. And don’t forget to ask your acupuncturist for the Appetite Control ear point. He or she may even equip you with an ear seed at this point to help extend your treatments.
2. Decreases Muscle Soreness
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s gotten excited about a new workout routine. I push myself hard on Day 1 because it feels so good to exercise and challenge my body, only to wake up the next morning unable to move, with absolutely no motivation to do it again. Acupuncture treatments help your body recover faster from these workouts, so that your muscle soreness is decreased. Not only that, but your performance is enhanced for future workouts. Many Olympic and professional athletes depend on acupuncture to keep them in tip-top shape – maybe you should, too.
3. Enhances Detoxification
My brother-in-law has quit smoking more times that he can count, only to start back up again after a few weeks or months. Physically addicted to the nicotine, smokers really struggle with the withdrawal symptoms as their body detoxes from the chemicals in cigarettes. What your body needs through this process is support for detoxification, and acupuncture can do just that. It also strengthens and balances your body, so that you physically feel better, and helps the coughing, fatigue and decreased metabolism that can come with quitting.
4. Reduces Stress
And now you’ve gone a whole three weeks with your healthy new lifestyle. You’re so proud of yourself, and then disaster strikes. A big problem at work, or relationship or family issues can trigger an intense stress response, launching you into a negative spiral and sending you right back to your old coping habits. What acupuncture excels at the most is stress management. Regular acupuncture treatments regulate the nervous system and help you deal with the stresses that inevitably arise as you live your life.
Are you ready for this year to be your best year ever? Try acupuncture. If you live in the Greenville, SC area, I’m never too busy to help.
Elizabeth Allen is an acupuncturist in Greenville, South Carolina, specializing in pain management, women’s health, and psycho-emotional issues. She’s passionate about helping people feel their best and sharing her wealth of knowledge with the community. Elizabeth is the owner of AcuMed Spa, on Wade Hampton Boulevard. Appointments can be made by calling 864-451-4313, or scheduled online here.