Your body, mind and spirit are all interconnected and when your head is not right you may sometimes feel the effects in your body and vice versa. Physical pain and emotional pain can be intertwined and stress on your mind will definitely take a toll on your body. To achieve optimal health in your body, mind and spirit it is helpful to take a wellness approach. Wellness is about healing the body from the inside out, even when the body is not suffering from illness. The wellness approach involves integrative medicine, which along with standard Western forms of medicines also pulls from other cultures and their healing practices.
One of the more popular forms of integrative medicine that has been more widely accepted and most integrated with standard healthcare is acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture has been a major form of wellness therapy because of it’s healing and strengthening of the body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has a long list of patient benefits and is still very popular today. On the surface acupuncture just looks like getting a bunch of needles stuck in you from head to toe but acupuncture is actually a very complex and skilled practice.
The acupuncture needles are incredibly fine and are inserted in very specific pressure points throughout the body in order to stimulate, re-stimulate or balance the body’s energy. An acupuncture therapy session is very relaxing for patients and even after one session patients feel immediately rejuvenated and energized. Acupuncture is said to treat a number of different things including: addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, weight loss, pain, infertility, migraines, stiffness, nausea, etc.