How Acupuncture Can Put You in a Better Mood

By: Michael Lies with Gold Compass Real Estate

Life can be demanding which causes havoc on our mood and causes a plethora of unwanted side effects such as headaches, anxiety, indigestion, sleep deprivation, and the list goes on & on.  Acupuncture is a natural way to treat these symptoms, it works faster than therapy, and is a drug-free solution.  Here are a few ways acupuncture can help to put you in a better symptom-free mood:

Increased Energy

Often directly after an acupuncture treatment, you will feel somewhat dazed & relaxed, but in the hours or days afterward, the effect is usually increased energy and mental clarity. You might feel more motivated to tackle items that have been on your to-do list, go to the gym, finish up household chores, and will be able to make decisions faster.

Combats Depression & Anxiety

Acupuncture can alleviate depression and anxiety by inducing the release of serotonin and endorphins in the brain which helps to regulate your state of mind. It can also inhibit inflammation in specific parts of the brain which indirectly reduces stress hormones.

Gets Rid of Headaches

Acupuncture needles signal the brain to direct blood flow to affected areas in the head and neck, which helps relax muscular tension and thus reduces headaches.

Improves Sleep

We all constantly have a ton on our mind which causes us to have trouble sleeping. Acupuncture has been proven to help patients fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and improve sleep quality.  It can also increase melatonin levels.

Minimizes indigestion

Stomach problems include acid reflux, heartburn, irritable bowel, and gastritis. Acupuncture can help speed up digestion by better regulating acid secretion to reduce these stomach symptoms.

Look & Feel Younger

Fascial or cosmetic acupuncture can be used to help fight the facial signs of aging by increasing circulation to the skin while improving elasticity, muscle tone and reducing facial puffiness.

Reduces Allergy Suffering

If you suffer from allergies or sinus issues, acupuncture can ease many of the symptoms associated with allergies such as a sore throat or nasal congestion.

Sick Less Often

By inserting a foreign object into the body, such as a metallic needle, it automatically causes the body to produce an immune response. This immune response increases the production of white blood cells which helps to fight infections and diseases.

Consistent acupuncture treatments can improve your physical and emotional well-being, which will help you to be healthier and happier. It will put you in a better state of mind which directly affects your current mood. Contact Foothills Acupuncture in Lakewood, Colorado at 720-683-0577 to schedule your acupuncture treatment today.