1) Reduce stress – A cold winter could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces stress quickly and safely.
2) Prevent illness – Winter is rough, the extreme cold and damp provide an environment that makes it easier for you to get sick. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs boost your immunity in order to remain healthy and, if you’re already sick, treatments can lessen your symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness.
3) Recharge your body – The cold and sludge drain our energy, make it harder to accomplish our goals and frankly, the tenacity of this weather is depressing. A few well placed needles can nurture your depleted body, increase your energy, help you sleep better, and relieve built up tension.
Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. Dubowsky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois in Chicago and her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. During her studies, she completed an internship at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. Dubowsky has researched and written articles on Chinese medicine and has given talks on the topic. She maintains a popular blog about health and Chinese medicine at Acupuncture Blog Chicago. Adventures in Chinese Medicine is her first book. You can find her at www.tcm007.com.