Written by a contributing writer
Acupuncture is something that some people believe in and others don’t. If you don’t, you’ve probably never considered it as an option. You might never have researched its effects or benefits and you might have absolutely no idea how it could improve your life.
But, those that do believe in it use it for a massive range of different issues. It can become a part of peoples lifestyle and its benefits can be extensive. To be fair, even if you are on the fence, it can’t hurt, at the very least, you’ll get a bit of time out from your usual mundane or stressful routine. Here are six ways that acupuncture could improve your life if you just give it a try.
Boost Your Fertility
Around 1 in 7 couples struggle to conceive. When we’re younger, or newly married, we assume that one day, we’ll decide that we want a family, and that will be it. We’ll get pregnant within a few months of stopping contraception, easy. For many people, that just isn’t the case. In fact, in every one hundred couples trying to conceive, only 20 will be pregnant within the first month. It’s not as easy as we like to think.
For some couples, there is an underlying cause which might need medical intervention and help. For others, it’s often a combination of stress, anxiety, pressure, and bad timing. Fertility acupuncture can help. It can reduce your stress, but it can also increase blood flow, helping to create a safe environment for the fetus to grow.
It Can Help You to Sleep
Many of us struggle to get a good night's sleep. We find it hard to settle, we wake up in the night, and we feel tired all day long. There are many causes of poor sleep and poor quality of sleep, but there are also many ways to improve your situation. One of these is acupuncture.
Acupuncture can release endorphins in your body. These are often referred to as natural feel-good chemicals, because they make you, well, feel good. It can also release oxytocin, which is a hormone that regulates your body's nervous system. Both of which can help you to feel happy and more relaxed.
Strengthens Your Immune System
Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can increase your white blood cell count. These cells maintain your immune system and help your body to keep out and fight off viruses and disease. It’s thought that just being happy, sleeping better, and feeling more relaxed can also give your immune system a helping hand.
If you suffer from chronic pain, or just find that you suffer from daily aches and pains, acupuncture could help. While those endorphins will help to reduce pain, acupuncture could also reduce inflammation and imbalance in your body.
Give You Some Time Out
Going for regular acupuncture is a fantastic way to take some time away from your stresses and worries, to relax, unwind and do something for yourself. It’s safe, there are no side effects, and it can reduce the need for medication. What have you got to lose?
This post is not meant to provide medical advice. Please consult a medical professional before starting any treatment.