World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Spearheaded by the WHO, physical, mental, and emotional well-being is celebrated and promoted worldwide on this day.
On World Health Day, Modern Acupuncture celebrates living a holistic lifestyle that includes many healthy habits to enhance your physical, mental, or emotional well-being. When these habits are combined, they form a framework to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
Now is the time to start these three healthy habits to promote your overall well-being.
Spending thirty minutes per day walking or engaging in physical activity is a great way to deal with daily stressors. Many forms of exercise reduce stress directly, and regular physical activity will likely lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and reduce blood sugar levels. Simply adding regular exercise to your health routine will enhance blood circulation to improve overall well-being.
The simple practice for as few as 10 minutes each day can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health, and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation. Regular meditation can also improve one's physical response to stress, reducing the frequency and intensity of the “fight or flight” response. All you need is a quiet place to breathe and feel the relaxation. View a recent blog featuring Mindfulness Guru and Modern Acupuncture Patient, Molly, on how Meditation and Acupuncture Work Together.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing used to restore and maintain health and well-being for thousands of years. Research has shown that Acupuncture is an effective treatment for reducing chronic stress by regulating the hormones related to the stress response. It is also a very effective method for activating the parasympathetic nervous system to help the body rest, digest, and heal. It is beneficial for creating a healthier body, calms the mind, and can help improve your emotional well-being. Acupuncture can help the body heal from injury and naturally ease chronic pain, reducing the real risk of addiction to opioids or other narcotics.
The WHO has shown that Acupuncture is an effective treatment to treat a long list of conditions, including muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, anxiety, and depression.
In fact, the WHO lists over forty conditions that can benefit from regular Acupuncture treatment. The holistic therapy is proven to help ease symptoms for those suffering from
World-class research institutions and hospital systems such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the Mayo clinic also support the use of Acupuncture for many of their patients.
The deep sense of calm and relaxation that most people experience during their treatment is an additional benefit that enhances overall well-being. These benefits alone make it a great preventive measure for people of all ages and an excellent addition to a healthy habit regimen.
Like exercise and meditation, Acupuncture is a healthy habit with benefits that can last a lifetime. Just two treatments a month can impact sleep, mood, digestion, immunity, and more. Even when symptoms go away, regular Acupuncture is always recommended to prevent symptoms from coming back and help maintain excellent overall health.
With all healthy habits, you have to take that first step and then consistently repeat it until it becomes a natural part of your everyday life.
By visiting your local Modern Acupuncture clinic, you will have a team of Acupuncturists to focus on your health goals. The process of routine Acupuncture can help keep you accountable, answer questions, and prolong the success of your health journey physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.