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Self Care September

Happy Self-Care September! Here are 5 Reasons to Add Acupuncture to Your Self-Care Routine This September:

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine used to balance the body’s flow of energy—known as Qi (chi)—through the placement of tiny needles into the skin at specific points. Stimulation of these points activates your natural healing response, which results in a wealth of positive health benefits. Here are just a few…

1. You stress less.
We all strive to maintain a healthy balance with stress. So how exactly could painless needles cause you to relax and eliminate worry from life? Acupuncture not only decreases anxiety and worry but changes the body’s response to stress with resiliency. Acupuncture addresses the physical and emotional body as well as the mind. It’s a tool you can use in self-care and provides another option to thrive.

2. You sleep more.
We all feel restored by getting enough rest. But what if your mind doesn’t stop even after you hit the pillow? With high levels of stress, over 60 million Americans struggle with insomnia. Acupuncture uses an interconnected approach. When one part of the body is strained it affects the overall essence of the body and can result in emotions such as anxiety, sleeplessness, worry, and depression. “One’s essence can be compared to what Western medicine would think of as DNA,” says Christian I. Jovanovic, Acupuncture and TCM Program Director & Assistant Professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. We may be unable to change our genetic disposition, but we are able to address those areas where there’s a systematic weakness or challenge.

3. You radiate beauty.
Acupuncture not only offers internal health but results in outward beauty benefits. Cosmetically, acupuncture facial treatments target acne, puffiness, dullness, and wrinkles by improving skin elasticity, texture, and complexion. Acupuncture balances all body systems, which includes our lymphatic and circulatory systems. “The face reflects one’s internal well-being,” explains acupuncturist Colleen Moore, M.A., L.Ac. and clinical supervisor at Northwestern Health Sciences Bloomington Clinic. “True beauty is when your chi (known as energy) is flowing freely.”

4. You address the cause.
Issues such as pain, decreased immune response, thyroid imbalance, and low energy levels can be treated by acupuncture. The whole-body approach moves beyond the ailment to address the root cause and offer systematic healing. “Acupuncture is part of a larger holistic care model for the individual, it is a complementary collaborative medicine option,” says Jovanovic.

5. You create lasting change.
During a personalized acupuncture treatment, your practitioner not only addresses the root cause of imbalances in your body but offers lifestyle guidance (nutrition, sleep, activity, stress) for consistent and realistic behavior changes and a future of well being.

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Valentine’s Day Special

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6 Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Are you feeling down lately?  You are not alone!  With getting over the holiday season and the gloomy weather it’s easy to fall into a slump.  Many people struggle with the winter blues this time of year, including us!  The good news is that Good Point is here to help!  Here are 6 ways to beat the blues.

  1. Lighten up – Shorter days leave your body and brain craving sunlight which naturally increases the serotonin levels in your body.  Light therapy has been shown to help but it can be pricey.  Luckily, in Texas our winters are mild and we have many sunny days throughout the winter so get out and enjoy it when you can!
  2. Boost Vitamin D –  Again, shorter days and less sunlight can lead to lower vitamin D levels which can leave you feeling fatigued and lower immunity.  A vitamin D supplement can help stave off these and other symptoms.
  3. Move it – More and more studies show that exercising has a significant impact on mood.  Even just a 20 minute walk can make a difference.  And the bonus is that it can help you avoid the winter weight gain.
  4. Tune in – A 2013 research study from the University of Missouri showed that listening to cheerful music can greatly improve mood.  So cue up your dance cardio playlist and this one is a twofer since dancing counts as exercise.
  5. Get Acupuncture – Acupuncture regulates your body’s energy (Qi) and helps prevent stagnation.  Acupuncture also naturally stimulates the release of serotonin.
  6. Oil Up – Aromas have a powerful impact on the limbic system – the part of the brain that controls emotions and memories.  Citrus scents in particular are especially uplifting and invigorating so diffusing blends like doterra’s Cheer, Citrus Bliss, or Motivate can actually help you feel cheerful, blissed out, and motivated.  You can try all of these and more in our office.

Hang in there!  It’s Texas so Spring is right around the corner.

Cheerfully,

Good Point Team

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Essential Oils 101

Free Essential Oils 101 Class

Wednesday, November 14th

6:30pm-8:00pm

at Good Point Acupuncture

• Learn what essential oils are and how to use them
(Hint – they’re not just for diffusers)
• Learn how to make over your medicine cabinet
• Learn how to choose natural solutions for your family
• Make your own blend to take with you

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