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As we approach the new year, many will resolve to make 2023 the year they get into shape, commit to a healthier lifestyle, and make positive changes to enhance their quality of life. Strength and Recovery are excited to announce that we are going to be offering our clients acupuncture in the upcoming year. These are just some of the benefits that you will gain by incorporating acupuncture into your regular fitness routine.

Reducing Chronic Pain

According to statistics, chronic pain affects as many as fifty million American adults annually, which is nearly 40% of the population. Over the past several years, the dangers of opioid use and facts about its efficacy have come to light. Many who don’t find relief from traditional pain control methods are looking for a viable alternative. Acupuncture has been shown to improve lower back pain and to help with the pain stemming from migraines. Acupuncture is not only proven to help relieve pain; it also comes with none of the adverse side effects associated with traditional pain medication.

Heart Health

Acupuncture has been shown to lower stress, which helps individuals suffering from high blood pressure. Many studies conclude that it is a viable way to manage primary hypertension that is associated with risk factors such as stress and age. Acupuncture works by lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressures and may also help to relieve the symptoms associated with secondary hypertension, including type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and pregnancy.

Mood Enhancement

Various studies have shown that acupuncture can help to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety because it releases natural endorphins to give your mood a boost. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which can contribute to depression, and helps to relax your parasympathetic nervous system, thus reducing feelings of anxiety.

Boost Immunity

Acupuncture has long been associated with boosting the immune system to fight against disease and viral infections. Since acupuncture reduces stress and cortisol levels, your body can focus on fighting pathogens by increasing the number of T-cells, white blood cells, and red blood cells. It has also been shown to expedite the healing process by providing the cells with nutrient-rich blood and oxygen via increasing circulation.

Increases Your Quality of Sleep

Acupuncture has also been associated with better quality of sleep. It also might help with symptoms associated with sleep apnea, pain, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome, which can all adversely affect one’s sleep. It is considered a neuromodulator, which means that it helps to balance the brain’s interpretation of sensory signals and alter the experience of pain and restlessness. A good night’s sleep can also help with things like mood regulation, immunity, and heart health – so when they all work together, you get a cumulative health effect.

Strength and Recovery is pleased to announce that we now offer acupuncture! As we roll into 2023, many will resolve to improve their health, fitness, and overall well-being. Incorporating regular acupuncture provides many health benefits without any side effects, and it’s definitely something you should consider adding to your 2023 routine. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!