Although most people understand that acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that includes thin needles inserted into strategic points on the body, many people do not understand its purpose or efficacy. If you have ever wondered about the benefits and advantages of acupuncture and how it can help, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Acupuncture can improve digestion, inflammation, the immune system and provide better sleep! If you want to improve your overall well-being and avoid succumbing to lousy health, consider setting yourself up with a weekly or monthly treatment.

1. Improves Digestion

No one likes the effects of a slow digestion system. Issues like heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastrointestinal tract bleeding, lactose intolerance, and constipation can make your body feel out of sorts, bloated, have stomach aches, and more. It can be agonizing for some, particularly those taking antibiotics and other drugs that constipate the system. Acupuncture will improve your overall digestive functions and alleviate inflammation of the stomach and pancreas while providing energetic nourishment to related organs. Before you know it, your system will react like the smooth-running machine it was meant to be.

2. Reduces Inflammation

Inflamed organs, joints, and muscles can create harmful diseases such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and more, so many people benefit significantly from acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can help to regulate your body’s stress response and cortisol secretion. As a bonus, acupuncture treatments stimulate the “vagus nerve,” which sets the body in motion to arm itself against inflammation. Many health practitioners in both eastern and western medical fields understand the importance of reducing inflammation. (Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can also help boost overall health.)

3. Improves Immune System

When energy channels are blocked or weakened, our bodies are more apt to get sick. Natural harmony in the body can be achieved by manipulating the body’s energy flow and removing blockages. Therefore, strengthening the overall immune system is highly beneficial. Did you know that acupuncture can even improve our T-cell production, resulting in a higher white blood cell count? When the needles are inserted, the body responds to them as a threat and quickly produces higher counts of the protective cells.

Additionally, acupuncture can stimulate the central nervous system, releasing natural chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These changes can promote the body’s natural healing abilities and stimulate physical and emotional well-being.

4. Improves Sleep

Pain is one of the biggest problems people encounter when trying to have a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, acupuncture can improve this by directly influencing sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, and narcolepsy. While other treatments attempt to treat the symptoms of sleep disorders with pharmaceuticals and relaxation techniques, acupuncture can identify the root of the problem by regulating our body’s physiology. It also reestablishes sleep cycles via stress reduction and a healthy balance between mind and body, which is excellent for those who cannot turn off their conscious mind.


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with Dr. Lin Dan Zhu