Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing that dates back to traditional Chinese medicine. Now, it's one of the top practices of alternative health. And for good reason…or several good reasons.

But before we dive into that, let's give a brief explanation of what exactly this form of treatment entails.

What Is Acupuncture? – A Quick Look

Acupuncture captures the very essence of living, the flow of energy within us. Note that this energy must be free-flowing for us to remain in a balanced, healthy state.

Alas, life happens, and so do injuries, diseases, stress, etc, which results in a block or interruption of this energy.

Acupuncture removes this block to ensure energy continues flowing and to enable self-healing.

Does it mean acupuncture is only meant to be used for pain relief? Not at all! Acupuncture is for everyone.

Great for the person with some type of injury that results in chronic pain but equally as great for the mum stressed out from raising three teenagers.

Not yet completely sold on the idea of getting tiny needles stuck in your skin?

Well, here's why you and just about everyone else needs acupuncture –

Great for Pain Relief

Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – effective pain-reducing chemicals. Ibuprofen what? Acupuncture helps your body to release its own anti-inflammatory compounds that help reduce the feeling of pain.

All these efforts combine to significantly decrease pain and improve self-healing.

As for the pain from the needles, this is best described as non-existent. Acupuncture is meant to reduce pain, not simulate it. Besides, the needles used here are very fine, tiny needles that evoke next to no pain.

The needles are inserted into acupoints by a trained acupuncturist. While you might feel a bit of sensitivity, it should be a pretty painless procedure.

Stress Relief

Everyone is stressed out. It wouldn't be a surprise to hear people say there aren't enough hours in the day for everything they have to do. Too many deadlines might just make you want to grab your hair and scream. Don't. There's a better option.

Book an appointment with an acupuncturist and go in for the procedure. It relaxes the nervous system and results in a much calmer state of mind.

Peaceful Sleep

With a relaxed state of mind, you can achieve much better sleep. Every year, 1 in 4 four Americans develop insomnia and the causes vary, from stress, illness, to medications and lots more [1].

Regardless of the cause, it’s a big problem. Treatment options vary as well. Medications such as benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and other phytotherapeutic medications are commonly used.

A simpler, safer option is to go for acupuncture. Research has shown it’s an attractive alternative method of treating insomnia. [2]. Well worth it if you ask us.

Boosts Energy

It's all in the Qi, vital energy that ensures you're in a good place – physically and mentally. Unfortunately, most people live lives where they burn more energy than they regain. The reasons are numerous but they all boil down to high stress and not getting enough sleep.

Leave it to acupuncture to enhance your Qi and increase your energy levels. It also sustainably does this, so it's easy to sustain it in the long run.

Good Health

Staying healthy is paramount. Everyone needs it. Especially now that there's a pandemic. A healthy immune system is invaluable here.

For an increased sense of well-being, schedule an acupuncture session today. It can prevent illness and increase your chances of recovering from a bout of sickness. Also, chronic conditions such as headaches and migraines or menstrual cramps can benefit from a few acupuncture sessions.

Ultimately, acupuncture is an all-rounder when it comes to alternative medicine. Regardless of the body site or condition, it's bound to make more than just a little difference in your health, leading to a better functioning system and overall well-being. Give acupuncture a shot today.


One in four Americans develops insomnia each year: 75 percent of those with insomnia recover. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Science Daily. Accessed: 20-02-2021.

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for insomnia. NCBI. Accessed: 20-02-2021.

Carmen Pomares

Carmen Pomares

Licensed Acupuncturist, MS Chinese Medicine

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