Feeling Tired – Acupuncture for Energy
If you’re constantly feeling tired or just not feeling well for no clear reason, you may be understandably worried that something is seriously wrong with you. In fact, you may simply be in need of an “energy adjustment” – and here at Merritt Wellness Center, we can use acupuncture to help you feel more healthy, alive and energized.
Acupuncture’s effectiveness in boosting energy levels is explainable both in Eastern and Western terms. From the standpoint of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body must balance two primary types of Qi energy: yin and yang. Yin energy ends toward the cold, slow, restful and meditative side of the scale, while yang energy is associated with heat, physical force and focused effort. Too much of one at the expense f the other cause fatigue. The needling of specific acupuncture points can help bring these opposites back into balance.
From the Western point of view, acupuncture can increase circulation. When your body’s various tissues and organs, including the brain, have access to more blood, oxygen and nutrients, they can work more efficiently, which in turns provides you with more physical and mental energy. In fact, patients receiving acupuncture for entirely unrelated ailments sometimes notice that they feel newly energized as a result of their treatment.
The great thing about the restoration of energy is that it tends to have a self-perpetuating effect. When you have more energy, you feel like doing more – and once you start doing more, your blood flows even better, your mood lightens, and you have even more energy! Sometimes all you need is a push in the right direction, and acupuncture may provide the perfect jump-start.