With summer officially underway in just 6 days, a lot of our patients are enjoying the sun and warmer temperatures – and not letting pain stop them thanks to medical acupuncture in Washington DC! 2015 is already halfway over and so it’s time to get serious about any changes or improvements that you’ve committed to making in 2014. How are you going to be healthier? In what ways will you be different at this time next year?

Acupuncture can help you get to that desired place. It can make you healthier and happier—in ways you probably never imagined. Through receiving acupuncture, becoming aware of its principles, and incorporating acupuncture-inspired self-care techniques into your life, you can enjoy physical and emotional benefits that may have eluded you in the past.

  1. Enjoy less stress. Acupuncture is well known for its ability to lower stress. It takes the edge off by removing you from the perpetual state of sympathetic dominance in which so many of us find ourselves.
  2. Enjoy a stronger immune system. Acupuncture strengthens natural resistance to disease. Forget endorphins. Forget improved blood circulation. Forget placebo. This is how acupuncture works, by bolstering your reserve and equipping you to fight off pathogens.
  3. Self-awareness. Acupuncture broadens your awareness of the things that can potentially influence your physical and emotional health.
  4. Enjoy less pain. This is a big one! When people think about acupuncture and what it can help with, pain is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain goes beyond the physical benefits, such as improved blood flow and the release of pain-relieving endorphins and serotonin.