Chinese medicine sees the summers season as a time of plenty and the peak of energy. The weather allows us to engage in enriching activities that can restore the balance within our bodies. For that reason, summer is definitely the perfect time to include acupuncture in your regimen.

Age-old science

Acupuncture is an integrative medicine practice that goes way back history. The method involves pricking the skin with needles in strategic points of the body. Acupuncture is done to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness. It is also designed to balance the flow of life energy, which is called Qi in Chinese and Pra in Ayurvedic medicine, to achieve equilibrium and harmony. According to Juhi Singh, the founder of Juhi Center in New York City, you can’t fix a problem unless you fix an imbalance. Acupuncture makes sure that energy is flowing evenly through all the channels in your body, known as meridians, by eliminating blockages and correcting imbalances inside the body.

Natural remedy

Acupuncture works well on inflammations because inserting a needle into a strategic body point activates endorphins, a chemical that promotes self-healing. As such, acupuncture is used for the treatment of a wide array of acute and chronic illnesses such as back pain, headaches, and indigestion. Acupuncture can quickly alleviate severe pains like those in the back, but it will take a longer time to see results for chronic illnesses such as migraine or gastrointestinal disease.

It lengthens lifespan

Acupuncture can also be a preventive measure against severe disease.

Singh says that when you think you don’t need it, then it’s time you have to do it.

The acupuncturist, who also specializes in Oriental medicine and Chinese herbs, likens the method to exercise and vitamins which are essential to maintain good health and live a longer life. Further, Singh says that acupuncture is highly dependent on the health condition or wellbeing of a person, which means no two person gets the same treatment.

It relaxes your whole being

Acupuncture benefits not only your body but also your mind and spirit. A study done in 2013 revealed that students who underwent acupuncture session for 20 minutes showed reduced anxiety and better memory than those who didn’t. This result goes to show that acupuncture is likewise a necessity for people who are in danger of experiencing workplace burnout.

It adds to your glow

According to New York-based acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein, traditional Chinese medicine believes that peoples’ faces reveal their internal health condition. When the internal problem is addressed, it will also reflect on the person’s face. Acupuncture gradually improves your complexion by dealing with skin issues such as dullness and puffiness and by tightening and toning the facial muscles.