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6 Science-Based Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of year, and western medicine and science are finally understanding why. Here are six science-based ways that acupuncture may help improve your quality of life:

Boosts Energy

Though it’s often difficult for doctors and scientists to pinpoint what causes chronic fatigue, some general causes include hormone imbalances, immune system problems, viral infections, and vitamin deficiencies.

Regardless of the underlying cause, research has found acupuncture to be a potent option in addressing chronic fatigue. Struggling with low energy? Schedule an appointment with your favorite Maitland acupuncturist!

Promotes Restful Sleep

Quality of sleep affects every area of your life, from brain function and memory to relationships, appetite, and mood. Many turn to sleeping pills for a quick fix; the problem with that is, these medications impact hormones and neurotransmitters. This can cause a multitude of negative side effects including headaches, mental slowness, stomach pains, mental impairment, physical weakness, digestive issues, and more. It extreme cases, it can even lead to dependency and addiction.

Acupuncture is a safer option that works to give you a restful nights sleep — naturally. Acupuncture balances the production of endorphins, melatonin, and serotonin, which impact sleep, tension, pain, and mood. Scientific research on thousands of patients has demonstrated marked improvements in sleep, with most reporting an increase of up to three hours per night.

Improves Digestion

Science and the mainstream population are increasingly recognizing the importance of our gut health to the rest of our health and wellbeing. It impacts mood, metabolic range, inflammation, hormones, and more. So its no surprise that digestive issues can wreak havoc on the whole body.

Acupuncture stimulates the release of helpful enzymes, bacteria, and minerals which in turn help regulate digestive function. Furthermore, acupuncture promotes balance in the endocrine system, liver qi, and the nervous system, as well a reduces stomach inflammation. The result: improvements in nutrient absorption, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and waste elimination.

Reduces Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety and stress affect millions, causing a host of other health problems including chest pain, frequent colds and infections, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, stomach issues, loss of sexual desire, depression and mood issues, and more.

Acupuncture has been found to balance blood hormone levels, drastically lowering levels of peptides that induce anxiety and stress, and positively impacting the body’s responses to emotions, mood, and stress.

Feeling stressed? Learn more about how your local Winter Park acupuncturist can help.