Often people are drawn to Chinese medicine for its benefits in pain management, post-injury, fertility, or stress management. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine's superpower is in their ability to keep the body in balance and prevent illness before it occurs. Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate and balance the body's energy flow. The stimulation of these acupuncture points helps balance the flow of energy, or Qi, throughout the body.
Here are some of the benefits of acupuncture as preventive medicine
Reduces Stress: Stress can weaken the immune system and make us more susceptible to illness. Acupuncture can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can boost overall health and well-being. How does acupuncture do this? There are a few mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and other signaling molecules, such as serotonin, dopamine, and adenosine, which can affect the nervous system, including pain relief, relaxation, and improved mood.
Enhances Mental Health: Acupuncture has been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental health. By addressing mental health concerns before they become more severe, acupuncture can help prevent the development of chronic mental health conditions. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. Endorphins bind to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, reducing the perception of pain and promoting a sense of well-being.