Should I get Acupuncture if I’m not injured or sick?

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The short answer is YES!

I was chatting with a guest at my daughter’s birthday party when they casually asked “I’m pretty healthy and have no complaints, why would I get acupuncture?” and it kind of caught me off guard. Having spent the last handful of years living and breathing Acupuncture & Integrative East Asian Medicine (EAM), I had to take a step back and remember that most of us grew up in a health and wellness system that is focused on treating something that is wrong rather than preventing something from going wrong in the first place.

So, why should you (or anyone) get periodic Integrative East Asian Medicine treatments if you do not have an injury or illness? Because it can help prevent injury and/or illness from occurring AND, when the inevitable does happen (this is life, after all), it can lessen the severity of symptoms and shorten recovery time.

I want to be clear here that I am not saying that you should be permanently beholden to getting weekly acupuncture if you’re perfectly healthy. I believe any acupuncturist worth seeing should be able to estimate the number and frequency of treatments necessary to reach and maintain your health goals. But just as we periodically get our hair trimmed (even when our hair isn’t sick or injured), having periodic acupuncture can help you maintain your health and possibly feel even better (and, honestly, who doesn’t feel great after a trim, even if it’s only 1/2 an inch?).

So now you know, acupuncture is great for you, whether or not your are sick or injured, and is a great way for you to maintain your health and stay healthy longer. Ready for some self-care? Book a 30 or 60-minute session. Interested in learning more about how we can work together, book a Complimentary 15-minute Consultation.

Be well.

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