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Acupuncture and A New You

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.

— Vern McClellan

It’s that time again…Happy New Year! Many of us will make resolutions…most of us will give them up before January ends. We humans love new beginnings but we aren’t always very good about following through. And that isn’t surprising. It sounds so lovely to say we’ll lose weight, eat healthier and exercise more. But life gets in the way. Unexpected calls from work, kids activities and family expectations are just some of the obstacles in our path. Is there a solution? A way to help us reach our new year goals?


Focus. If we are going to succeed at our resolutions, we need to stay focused. Acupuncture may help with your natural ability to focus on the task at hand. Whether you want to learn a new language, write a great novel or finally arrange your pantry – acupuncture is there for you. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture may help improve your mental clarity and concentration.

Losing and/or Maintaining Weight. This is probably the most common resolution and the easiest one to give away. There are so many good things to eat that just aren’t good for us. But specific acupuncture points chosen to assist with losing weight directly effect the Qi, especially of the liver and spleen. According to Traditional Medicine by correcting the imbalance in these systems you get at the root cause of weight gain. Thus potentially helping your mind and body to rid itself of those pesky extra kilos.

Pain. How can you possibly be the best you if you’re in constant pain? Pain saps your energy and your will to fight. Acupuncture may help with a wide variety of pain from chronic migraines to sciatica. It may also help increase blood flow to injured areas which attracts white blood cells and speeds healing.

Vices. We all have them. Smoking, caffeine, sugar…the list is endless. Acupuncture may help with helping you quit whatever vice has you in its grip. By reducing your stress and facilitating healing, acupuncture may make the whole process easier and increase your chances of success.

Stress. Let’s face it…we all have too much stress in our lives. Stress is destructive and can lead to a wide variety of serious illnesses from emotional instability to heart disease. By practicing some self-care in the form of acupuncture and helping your body heal itself – you will find everything more manageable. Less stress means more energy for the good things in life.

I can’t say this enough…self-care is NEVER selfish. By thinking of yourself and loving who you are – you open a world of possibilities for yourself and those you love. Now that’s a resolution worth keeping!

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