Have you ever wondered why you’re more tired in winter than during any other season? One of the main philosophies in Chinese Medicine is that our health is linked to the natural cycles of the world around us. This means that it’s natural that the cold and dark days of winter will make us want to rest more and engage in as little activity as possible. Connected to this line of thinking is that certain organs in the body are more in sync to certain seasons. The organs associated with winter are the kidneys and bladder, and many people find that they experience more issues in these body parts when the temperatures drop. If you’re wondering how you can make changes to your personal care routine that will take these changes into account, you should consider visiting a physio that offers acupuncture in addition to physical therapy. Here are the benefits you’ll experience with it.
1) It Will Recharge Your Body
Acupuncture is a great way to address feelings of tiredness and increase energy levels. Additional benefits of a few well-placed needles include relieving tension in specific areas of the body. Together, this will help you experience a better night’s rest.
2) It Will Effectively Reduce Stress
Stress is a well-known contributor to several ills in the body. The conditions of winter (with its longer nights and shorter days) can add to and intensify the negative impact of stress on your body. Acupuncture can counter the damaging effects of stress by influencing your brain chemistry more positively by increasing the production of feel-good endorphins. Acupuncture therapy also helps the body relax to encourage the flow of energy throughout the body.
3) It’ll Strengthen Your Body’s Immune System
Winter has earned the reputation as the season of colds, flus and infections – thanks to the damp conditions prevalent during the season and its cold temperatures. Finding ways to boost your immune system is critical to preventing this from occurring and maintaining good health (with the help of acupuncture) has been proven to boost immune health.
Choose Acupuncture Today
Seeing that acupuncture points can be found all over the body and that various organs are linked to different seasons, the health-promoting benefits of acupuncture therapy will come in handy to help you feel better in winter – as well as throughout the rest of the year.
If your current physio doesn’t offer acupuncture therapy, you can access it at Cairnhill Physiotherapy’s Auckland physio clinic today. We have an experienced team of professional and friendly physiotherapists who are experts in both physical therapy and acupuncture.