Boosting Physical Fitness With Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy has been proven to effectively treat a wide range of physical and mental ailments, naturally balancing and invigorating your body’s vital energy force, or Qi. Not only can acupuncture help alleviate physical and mental stresses but it can also provide additional benefits, further enhancing your overall well-being. In this article, we are going to discuss how acupuncture therapy can aid in holistically promoting your physical fitness.

Increased Energy Levels

There are several ways in which acupuncture therapy helps increase your energy levels throughout your day-to-day life.

Improving Your Sleep Cycle

When there is an imbalance in your body’s natural energy levels, it makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Acupuncture therapy targets the areas of your body where your Qi may be stagnating, enabling it to resume its natural, healthy circulation. Once this is accomplished, you will find it much easier to achieve a full night’s rest. As the days go on and you continue to fall asleep and wake up at healthy times, your circadian rhythm will begin to renormalize itself. This improved sleep cycle will provide you with more energy throughout the day, positively affecting your mood and physical wellness.

woman waking up happily after a good night of sleep

Promoting Healthy Blood Flow

Balancing and rejuvenating your Qi coincides with promoting the healthy circulation of blood throughout your body. In turn, this healthy blood flow aids in the enhanced distribution of vital nutrients to the parts of your body that need them most.

broccoli being held up next to a hamburger demonstrating healthy vs unhealthy food

Acupuncture and Nutrition

Keep in mind that the vital nutrients mentioned above can only be distributed if they are consumed in the first place. At Merckling Family Chiropractic, our licensed acupuncturist, Daniel Lora, LAc, also specializes in weight management. He can personally work with you to develop a healthy meal plan that provides the nutrients your mind and body need to thrive, increasing your consumption of natural foods with high nutritional values and decreasing your consumption of potentially toxifying ingredients such as saturated fats and added sugars. To aid in this process, we can target certain acupoints associated with dampening cravings for foods and drinks filled with empty calories including:

  • Soda and other sweetened beverages
  • Candy
  • High-fat pastries and desserts
  • Fast foods
  • High-calorie frozen foods

Strengthening Your Immune System

Acupuncture therapy also has revitalizing effects on the immune system. When your Qi is balanced, your body’s innate healing abilities are activated, strengthening your immune system and helping it to function at peak levels. A healthy immune system fights off infections and illness, enabling you to continue taking part in the physical activities and exercises that help keep you physically fit.

Learn More: Boosting Your Immune System Function With Acupuncture

A Holistic Approach to Achieving Physical Wellness

Acupuncture therapy provides you with a fully natural, holistic approach to help navigate you on your path toward physical well-being. Contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can help you begin your journey to wellness.

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