De-Mystifying AcupuncturePosted by Natalie on Sep 8, 2011 in Movement, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 0 comments
Several months ago Jenny posted a blog about Chico Community Acupuncture. In early May we had Oliva Peters-Lazaro come do a brief presentation on how on how her practice works and specifically how acupuncture can help our clients.
I’m continually amazed at how the human body functions. After receiving multiple treatments from Olivia, I was pleasantly surprised by how much better my body was handling the typical ‘aches and pains’ that result from working out. In addition, some chronic skin issues have subsided. I decided to investigate a little on my own to learn how acupuncture, a practice that is thousands of years old, is REALLY working.
According to Chris Kresser, a licensed acupuncturist and the author of The Healthy Skeptic, acupuncture is working to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and restore homeostasis. Kresser attributes these outcomes to the fact that acupuncture:
- Promotes blood flow
- Stimulates the body’s innate healing mechanisms
- Releases natural painkillers
- Reduces the intensity and perception of chronic pain
- Relaxes shortened muscles
- REDUCES STRESS
Click HERE to read Kresser’s complete blog on Acupuncture, and then schedule your appointment with Olivia at Chico Community Acupuncture soon!