Frequently feeling tired and sluggish? Dragging your feet each and every day? Craving caffeine in the middle of the afternoon just to make it through the rest of the work day? These feelings of fatigue are all too common in today’s world. We’re all staying up late, waking up early, and constantly on-the-go. Coffee and other caffeinated boosts can’t be the only remedy…

Thankfully, they’re not.

Acupuncture helps too! 

Acupuncture is all about the balancing of energy, so it makes sense for it to help increase your energy levels. Your acupuncturist will balance the energies in your body by first balancing your Yin and Yang. This is done by stimulating specific points (meridians) on the body. Yin energy is slow — it’s the energy felt when engaging in quieter activities such as resting, meditation and deep breathing. Yang, on the other hand, is fast and is derived from activities that stimulate the mind and body, like exercise and any kind of concentrated effort. 

The body can start to feel fatigued if those two energies become imbalanced. By utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, you can treat the problem from the inside out, and fight off fatigue for good. Acupuncture can be used to help calm the Yang energy, and stimulate the Yin energy.

Acupuncture is also known to increase blood flow, which in turn moves nutrients and oxygen to different organs, thus increasing your energy levels. After an acupuncture session, you might feel more relaxed and calm, but you’ll also feel more aware and positive, and have a newfound energetic outlook. 

It’s likely that, if you are experiencing a lack of energy, you’re also experiencing feelings of stress. These two things feed off of each other, so it’s common for your acupuncturist to treat you for stress at the same time you’re being treated for fatigue.

Visit our practitioners at Integrative Acupuncture and you’ll be saying ‘So Long’ to sleepiness in no time. Dietary changes may also be a big help in restoring your energy. We offer nutrition counseling as well. Give us a call today to schedule your free 20-minute consultation. Our team is ready to help you fight fatigue and increase your energy!

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