Why You Should Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture was one of the procedures that I enjoyed doing at Centro Holisto. Thanks to the many period K-Dramas and C-Dramas I have watched and the fact I am not afraid of needles at all, I welcomed this treatment with open arms!

A quick google search will tell you that Acupuncture is 

"a system of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West."

Acupuncture was added to my treatment plan after my consultation. Specifically, Ear Acudetox and Centro Holistico describes this as

What are the benefits of Ear Acudetox Treatment?

  • It involves 5 specific acupuncture points on the ear that stimulates detoxification through the major organs of the body.
  • It is used to aid in the treatment of addictions such as alcohol, cigarettes, and other forms of addiction, even food!
  • It is also highly recommended for insomnia, high levels of stress, mental and emotional trauma, anxiety and depression.

I didn't realize how specific the Ear Acudetox treatment was and I was discussing with my doctor as she applied the needles at certain points on the inside of my ear (the flesh - not the canal). A quick search online will show this procedure is good at treating the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Infertility
  • Addiction
  • Weight loss

Acupuncture is a well-documented eastern or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that allows the Qi (energy) to flow freely in the body through meridians (specific pathways). It says in my quick research that when our energy is blocked in the body, our organs compensate and go into overdrive or work too hard. 

It makes sense to me. Acupuncture is a well-researched holistic treatment that helps with stress and anxiety and as you all know a lot of chronic diseases begin with these two. 

An unhealthy lifestyle begins when we forget that our body is prone to getting sick. Obesity strikes when you forget that the organs in our body and our blood can only take too much cholesterol and similar bad things in the body. We get high blood pressure, an increase in sugar and uric acid leads to long-term diseases like heart ailments, diabetes, and arthritis.

When I went for a consultation, there was a stringent questionnaire I needed to fill up, I was asked what I eat daily, my habits, the things I do every day, and the stresses in my life. Family history was also taken. The things about Acupuncture, though it may seem like it isn't tailor-fit, it really is. And that's because our body differs, our lifestyle differs. The flow of Qi in our body could be blocked in more ways than one.

Now that we are in unprecedented times wherein stress is at utmost high and the fact that stress, anxiety, and mental health do affect us physically causing chronic diseases to surface (hypertension, diabetes, heart ailments, and the likes), it is treatments like these that we should give a shot.

I went to Centro Holistico with the mindset that I want to contribute something to the healing of my body. I am already taking medications and aside from a pivotal change in lifestyle, I wanted to do more. God gave me a blessing when He placed Centro Holistico in my path and a mere few blocks away from my place. 

For someone who has never tried it before, I was really excited which seems like the opposite of getting Acupuncture. I'm very grateful that there is a place that offers this treatment with certified acupuncturists. Safety protocols are in place at the clinics and needles are sterilized. Just to say, the place is spotless.

Why you should try Acupuncture?

  1. It is recognized by the World Health Organization for treatments of ailments, especially concerning pains.
  2. It is safe and relatively painless. The sterile needles used are a lot smaller than sewing needles. 
  3. It reduces stress and anxiety
  4. It is a natural way of helping the body heal itself.
  5. It helps heals the body holistically
  6. It is an affordable yet effective way to treat your ailments
  7. It has virtually no side effects

If you are thinking of adding acupuncture to your holistic wellness repertoire, visit Centro Holistico

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