3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that is performed by placing several small needles into your skin. These needles are put at different depths within your skin, and are said to stimulate the skin wherever they are placed. Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial for many different reasons, and this article will discuss 3 of them. 

Help With Infertility

Even in the world of modern medicine, acupuncture is used to compliment other forms of infertility treatment. If you are receiving in vetro fertilization (IVF), or if you have had a couple rounds of unsuccessful IVF, then then including acupuncture along with your IVF may be a great option for you. Since acupuncture is said to help put your body more in alignment, this may allow you to become fertile, when before this wasn't possible. Medically, acupuncture can also increase blood flow, which will bring more blood to the endometrium and thicken the lining.  Studies have been completed to see if acupuncture has been able to help women who are going through IVF to get pregnant, and the results were in favor of those who added acupuncture to their IVF treatment. Contact professionals, such as those from Awaken Integrative Wellness, for further assistance.

Pain Relief

Acupuncture is perhaps known most widely to treat pain. In the world of acupuncture, you are said to be healthy if your body is in complete balance. When your internal energy flow is not balanced, this may lead to illness and pain. Acupuncture is said to tap into these different meridians of flow, and balance them out. Once your body has achieved this balance, you will feel rejuvenated, and your pain will be reduced. This form of medicine is also very beneficial because you won't have the negative side effects that come along with a lot of different types of medicine. 


Much like pain, anxiety is often treated with medicines that can have harmful side effects. Treating anxiety with acupuncture gets rid of these side effects, and can also bring quicker results. Since the acupuncture needles are placed right next to your nerves, they can cause stimulating effects. In the case of anxiety, your nervous system is activated and the part of your brain that controls your emotions is activated. This will help your body to return to an overall level of emotional balance, which will help you to better control your anxiety. You will likely need to receive acupuncture regularly if you often have anxiety because your body will need to continually be put back into balance. 


31 March 2015

what to expect during your first massage

Going for a first-time massage can be a little intimidating. With so many types of massages available, how do you know what kind you would enjoy the most and what would be most beneficial to you? I can remember my first massage and how I felt walking into the spa for it. I was worried that I was going to do something inappropriate or not get the type of massage that I pictured myself getting. Since then, I have gone for weekly massages and have had every type of massage available to me at the spa that I visit. Read on to learn all about what to expect during your first massage and a short description of each type of massage.