You may have asked yourself, “I’m feeling good, nothing is wrong with me, why would I need to go to acupuncture?” That’s a fair question. A lot of time people immediately think of pain, anxiety, or illness as a reason for visiting an acupuncturist. It can be more than that for a lot of people.
As eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising are all healthy habits (10 Healthy Habits), adding acupuncture to your routine can further put your body and mind in a good place.
For the little things that pop up
Even the healthiest people have little things (potentially underlying big things) pop up from time to time. You may be going through a phase where things are really stressful at work. Acupuncture can relax your mind and body. Want to work on your appetite? Acupuncture can help. You can find relief through acupuncture even when you begin to experience those pesky seasonal allergies.
How does Oriental Medicine define healthiness?
In oriental medicine, there is a component known as Qi, or energy. Healthiness in oriental medicine is defined as having a good flow of energy within your body. When the energy is able to circulate your body without any interruptions or obstructions, your body is healthy. Also, healthiness is equivalent to balance. In other words, it means that your organs and organ systems are in balance.
People are born with an immune system to fight battles with antigens that both came outside via virus invasion such as COVID-19 as well as Cancer which develops within one’s body. The causes of these illnesses are sometimes due to genetics or outside disruption. You can eat well, workout, meditate, and still suffer from chronic diseases such as High Blood Pressure, Hepatitis, Diabetes, or even Cancer.
At its core, oriential medicine is the medicine to help control and maintain Qi which controls the overall immune system to help the body fight the battles.
What are some ways that acupuncture can help you even though you are currently healthy?
There are many benefits of receiving acupuncture treatments even though you are currently healthy. First, acupuncture promotes the circulation of energy. It ensures that the Qi within your body is used in a healthy way. Acupuncture also encourages healthy activity in your body. It makes your body and its functions more active in a positive way. Increased activity can boost your immune system, among many other health benefits.
What are some ways that Herbal Medicine can help you even though you are currently healthy?
Prevention is always better than cure. It is better to start taking herbal medicine before you notice any abnormalities with your body. Taking herbal medicine while healthy will help prevent your body from becoming unhealthy. If you start taking herbal medicine when your body is unhealthy, you will be filling in for what your body is lacking. If, on the other hand, you take herbal medicine while you are healthy, you will be supplying your body with what it needs for prevention purposes.
It is important for our bodies to maintain a healthy flow of energy. Receiving acupuncture treatment on a regular basis – once a week or even once every ten days – has many health benefits even for those who are healthy. Acupuncture is especially good for the body because it works on increasing the body’s natural potential and energy. In other words, you are not introducing anything foreign into your body. It is 100% natural and has no side effects.
Getting started with acupuncture
If you are ready to explore acupuncture, oriental medicine, and herbal remedies to maintain your health book your initial consultation with 120 Acupuncture today. In your initial visit, Dr. Ko will work with you to create a custom plan that will support your path to wellness and guide you toward your health goals.