Kristen Sparrow • July 13, 2023
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Welcome to my website and blog where ancient medicine is made modern. In this brief blog post I will outline 5 ways that acupuncture can help you live a stronger, longer and happier life. I see myself as a science translator, to help you understand the science behind the incredible benefits of acupuncture for health and lifespan.
Now, some of you may already be familiar with acupuncture, but for those who are new to this practice, don’t worry—I’m here to guide you through it all!
Acupuncture is an ancient practice that dates back to as early as 6000 BC. Over time, it has evolved into a popular complementary therapy alongside traditional Western medicine. And guess what? Modern science has validated its effectiveness through laboratory research and large controlled studies.
Traditionally, acupuncture is based on the concept of meridians, invisible lines of energy that run through the body. By
stimulating these meridians with tiny needles and other techniques, acupuncture practitioners can restore balance and harmony within the body.
Now, you might find it a bit outlandish that poking the skin can have such a profound effect on our overall well-being and what is balance and harmony anyway? But it turns out, and the science shows that acupuncture needling not only stimulates nerves but also triggers the release of endorphins, activates local neurotransmitters, and regulates hormones. It even has a calming effect on the stress response through the adrenal glands and the healing properties of the parasympathetic nervous system which uses the vagus nerve. So all of these effects, leading to balance and harmony, can be measured with modern techniques.
So, let’s dive into the five ways acupuncture can help you live a better and more fulfilling life!
I hope that this helps to demystify the buzz around acupuncture! Please look around my site and get in touch, and drop me a note through the contact form!