A Fulfilling, Vital Life
Maintaining good health is always the goal when it comes to living a fulfilling, vital life. To do so, we usually establish a routine wherein we take certain steps towards achieving and sustaining healthy living. These steps often include yearly visits to our general physician for a wellness exam, as well as an ophthalmologist to ensure proper eyesight. Then there are semi-annual check-ins with our dentist to keep our teeth and gums in ideal shape. If we have specific conditions, we may visit a specialist on a regular basis. Still, we may wonder if we are covering all the bases when it comes to our well-being.
Over the past decade, our healthcare delivery systems have committed to taking a more proactive approach towards caring for patients in the form of prevention versus treatment. The theory behind this approach is simple: if we can prevent the root cause of disease or, at the very least, establish firm control over them, a patient’s quality of life is able to be consistently maintained for greater lengths of time. This means less time in the doctor’s office seeking treatment for ailments.
The immune system and stress management are often the most crucial aspects in relation to living a fulfilling, vital life. By keeping these two in proper balance, the body can better maintain itself through optimal functioning and, in turn, the promotion of faster healing. This internal state is known as homeostasis.
Research has indicated that the introduction of a few sessions of acupuncture through the course of a year does serve to regulate the immune system and make the body more resistant to adverse health events. Along with being sick less often, increased functionality leads to greater feelings of vigor. Energy levels improve which helps us to feel less overwhelmed and more accomplished in our daily lives.
Reduction of stress only further enhances the function of the immune system. Today, much of the adult population suffers from Chronic Mild Stress (CMS) which, due to its sustained nature, is most detrimental to the body. As with immune system regulation, research has also demonstrated that regular a few regular sessions of acupuncture can have marvelous effects on the reduction of stress-induced irregularities within the body, as well as anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory effects.
If you would like to learn more about the potential health benefits that regular acupuncture sessions could provide to you, schedule a free consultation with our practitioner. We’d love to play a part in helping you live better.