Traditional Wisdom

3 Great Reasons to Get Acupuncture This Winter

BY Jennifer Dubowsky TIMEJanuary 25, 2018 PRINT

1) Reduce Stress – This is a winter that could stress anyone and we all know that stress has a negative impact on our minds and bodies. Acupuncture reduces stress quickly and safely.

According to Chinese Medicine, stress causes your energy to stagnate, just think about how tense you feel when you’re stressed out. Acupuncture encourages your body to relax and gets your energy flowing.

Plus research has shown that acupuncture affects your brain chemistry in a positive way.  Acupuncture increases endorphins, those feel-good chemicals, in your brain.

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 – This winter has been tough on many of us and it won’t be over for awhile. 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 in Chicago and author of ‘Adventures in Chinese Medicine.’ You can find her at

Jennifer Dubowsky is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. Jennifer maintains a popular blog about health and Chinese Medicine and In 2013, Jennifer released her first book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas for Today.
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