The Healing Power of Acupuncture

Last week, I braved the elements and ventured over to a traditional Chinese medical clinic for a session of acupuncture. My first experience with acupuncture was years ago, when I was living in Brooklyn and training for a marathon and got seriously injured. After one session with a therapist my ankle and knee healed very rapidly. If you are like I was at first, the idea of getting poked with needles in order to promote your health may seem a bit cray-cray. However, my most recent session really opened my eyes to that fact that there is nothing crazy about it at all. In fact acupuncture not only balances the organs and the overall energy or “chi” of the body, in is effective in treating numerous conditions including: chronic pain, digestive issues, gastrointestinal disorders,  menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, infertility, sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, asthma,  sport injuries,  weight loss, acne, migraines and more. If you want to see some incredible testimonials just get on YouTube and search for acupuncture. More research is being conducted, but acupuncture can also have a very positive effect on relieving stress, anxiety, and even depression.

So how does this work? There are a lot of different scientific theories floating around about why acupuncture produces results, but the basic idea is that the insertion of thin needles releases any blockages or disruptions in chi (or qi), which then travels through channels in the body called meridians. Think about your body like a vehicle. When any part of the vehicle is not functioning optimally it affects the flow and eventually whether or not the car will run properly. When our organs are either overworked or weak, because of the wrong fuel (diet), or other factors, eventually we get clogged up in some areas and may show outward signs of imbalance. Acupuncture acts like a retuning of our overall energy flow so that balance can be restored.

If you are still a skeptic, don’t knock it until you try it.

~Xo Raw Girl

2 Responses to The Healing Power of Acupuncture

  1. Eve55 says:

    Thanks for this. I have been debating whether or not to undergo acupuncture. I and hubby have been trying to conceive for the past 3 months and all signs are pointing to me having some blockage in my womb. I just subscribed to your blog and this is my first blog of yours I have received! Setting up my appointment this week. Will let you know how it goes. Looking forward to catching an An African City this weekend, your’re one of my favorites.

    • rawgirl says:

      Wow! Yes please tell me how it goes. If you need encouragement go on youtube and search for acupuncture and infertility; there are bound to be testimonials. Thanks for your kind words & for watching An African City! I do not blog as often as in the past, but thank you for subscribing—whenever I do you will receive and email. XO

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