1. It will open your mind.
It will remind you that there are multiple ways of seeing the world.
2. It will make you less stressed.
Acupuncture takes the edge off. By mellowing out the nervous system, acupuncture will help you feel less affected by and better equipped to manage the stressful aspects of life.
3. It will inspire you to get outside more.
Things like weather and seasonal shifts factor significantly into acupuncture diagnoses and treatment plans. When you start thinking about health in this way, realizing the intimate relationship that humans have with nature, it inspires a desire to get outside and communicate with your natural habitat.
4. It will give you more energy.
Many people report having more energy in the hours, days and even weeks after acupuncture treatment. You may notice that you have more energy in the afternoon at work, are feeling more motivated to hit the gym, or just sensing a little extra spring in your step.
5. It will clear your head.
In addition to the surge of physical energy that follows emerging from “acu land”, many people notice improved mental clarity after receiving acupuncture. They feel more motivated and resolute about tackling items that have been lingering for months on their to-do lists.
6. It will allow you to give yourself a break.
Acupuncture looks at how root imbalances affect the whole system. This means that when one thing is out of whack, it can affect you in multiple ways. Acupuncture broadens your awareness of the things that can potentially influence your physical and emotional health.
7. It will help you sleep.
Insomnia is one of the most common complaints seen by acupuncturists, and acupuncture can be highly effective at resolving it. But even in people who do not recognize or mention sleep as a problem, acupuncture has a tendency to produce more restful nights.
8. It will get you thinking differently about food.
Whether you’re Paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, or free of any restrictions, acupuncture will lend some interesting perspective to your food choices. In acupuncture, foods often are thought about in terms of temperature. Acupuncture dietary theory sheds light on why some people can eat certain foods and feel unaffected while others can’t even look in their direction.
9. It will help you embrace change.
Unwillingness to accept change is a huge source of stress and anxiety for many people. Through reframing change as a marker of progress rather than something to be scared of, you will learn to love it. Acupuncture works in this gray area and teaches us to reflect on the small changes happening within and around us all the time.
10. It will give you something to talk about at parties.
People love learning about acupuncture. Did it hurt? Did she stick them in your eyes? People also love sharing their own acupuncture experiences, so it’s a quick way find common ground and make friends.
11. It will help you to be more patient.
Technology has accustomed us to quick fixes and perpetuates an “I want it now” mentality resulting in chronic impatience. Acupuncture is an ongoing process that requires an investment of time and a willingness to let go of our desire for instant gratification. It will make you a more patient person.
12. It will make you tough.
It takes courage to step outside the box, and approach your health with a new perspective. Acupuncture requires a conscious commitment to understanding ourselves in a way that the majority shuns. It is a unique and individualized path toward health and is ultimately the most rewarding.
13. It will make you believe in yourself.
The driving idea behind acupuncture is that we’re already in possession of everything we need to be well. Acupuncture does not add or subtract anything. Rather, it prompts the body to do what it already knows how to do. It reminds you that you have the power to heal yourself.
14. It will help you be grateful.
Gratitude is a way to return energy for energy received. It increases the flow of emotional well-being being and good health. Any kindness and healing you receive pass it forward with a grateful heart to your friends and family.