Now that Summer is almost turning into Fall, we often tend to get into a slump where we just wait out the months until Spring again. This takes a toll on the body and mind and ends up making us feel worse off. The winter blues really are a thing – where being inside all day and not getting any exercise can negatively affect your mood and subsequently affect your overall health. If this sounds like something that you do every year, then maybe it’s time to try something new. Just by putting in a small amount of effort to do something good for your health, you would be surprised at the changes that follow. And we all know that feeling better is great for every aspect of our lives.
One great way to switch up your routine to keep yourself feeling healthy is to try regular acupuncture. The health benefits that arise from regularly visiting an acupuncture clinic are many. Many patients who suffer from chronic and incurable conditions like fibromyalgia, lymphedema, fatigue, gout, arthritis, or even cancer have made acupuncture a part of their regular treatments to minimize or sometimes totally eliminate symptoms. The treatments work by locating and stimulating specific spots on the body, under the skin, that regulate an array of body systems. Trigger points in muscles, tissue, and glands can start biofeedback loops that address problems in the body. Pain and tension are just the first things to be addressed. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and flexible, so they can be directed by a trained professional in a way that addresses exactly what your body needs. Stimulation can increase “happy” hormones and neurotransmitters that reduce pain and depression.
But even if you don’t have a chronic condition, acupuncture is still extremely beneficial. It can counter the effects of the winter blues by stimulating neurotransmitters that keep you upbeat and positive. It also relieves tension in muscles that cramp from being hunched over a computer all day. Regular acupuncture has even been know to cure insomnia in some sufferers. By adjusting brain function and hormones through trigger points, the body’s natural relaxation is easier to find and keep. This is especially useful for those people who just cannot turn their brains off at the end of the day. Other effects can help you through the rough winter as well, like a having a chance to meditate, relax, unwind, and organize your mind.
If you live in the Denver area, you’re in luck because Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic is ready to provide you with much needed relief. In addition to their acupuncture services, they also offer the whole realm of Traditional Chinese medicine. This involves herbal remedies, massage, and dietary therapy. If you were really looking to make a big change in your life, this would be a great place to start. You can speak with one of their dietary specialists to cut the toxins out and then over time get regular massages and acupuncture treatments to release those toxins and clear your mind for the next season.