When you want to get treatment for stress, anxiety or pain relief in a natural way without prescriptions, traditional Chinese acupuncture is your best bet. However, if you find yourself in need of help managing these issues on a daily basis, it isn’t practical for most people to come in this frequently for acupuncture treatments. Help is here. There are several things you can do every day to reinforce the benefits of your acupuncture therapy, and they won’t put a dent in your budget.
Take a Walk
Walking is an easy way you can free your energy flow when you are between acupuncture treatments. Not only is this a healthful activity, but it requires no special skill and can be done most anywhere. You can walk as little or as long as you like. Walking can be both soothing and energizing.
Acupuncture treatment aids in removing things that are toxic from your body. What you put into your body can create these toxins if you aren’t eating right. Make a plan to eat good, healthy foods. Consider food as fuel for your body. Eating unhealthy foods would be like adding sugar to your gas tank. Remember, it is better that you eat to live, rather than live to eat.
Yoga and traditional Chinese acupuncture share many of the same approaches, and for this reason, a lot of people who practice yoga are also interested in acupuncture. Yoga can help with your energy flow both mentally and physically. It helps you become more aware of your body so that you can more easily identify and heal aches and pains. Practicing yoga is a perfect complement for acupuncture in that it helps reduce stress and promotes the energy flow that was freed up by your acupuncture treatment.
Warmth Is Your Friend
In acupuncture pain management, the pain you are treating is usually caused by an obstruction, a blocked channel through one of the meridians in your body, your flow of energy. Acupuncture clears the blockage and reduces the pain. Cold conditions will make you tense up and can irritate pain, whereas keeping warm will have a soothing effect.
Acupressure is a great supplemental therapy since this practice concentrates on acupuncture points, as well as reinforcing and enhancing the benefits of acupuncture.
If you would like more information about the benefits of acupuncture, contact us at Eastern Wellness Acupuncture and we’ll be happy to assist you.