It’s true, the latest trend in power lunches steers away from stress and toward relieving it; and one of the best new ways found is actually an ancient method: Acupuncture. A recent article in Forbes indicates that a growing percentage of Wall Street elites are seeking the relaxing and rejuvenating effects that Acupuncture can bring. But it isn’t only the professionals in finance who are stressed from overwork, everyone today seems to suffer from the “do more with less” philosophy. And it is a recipe for all sorts of physical and emotional symptoms. From chronic pain and insomnia to burnout, not tending to your health can have serious repercussions.
What is Acupuncture and how does it work?
Arguably one of the oldest medical skills in the world, Acupuncture has been practiced in China for Millenia. Acupuncture makes use of super-fine needles placed in very specific points on the patient’s body (hence, “Acupuncture”). The interaction between the needles and the body’s neural network releases and/or redirects blocked flows of energy (qi). Revitalizing the flow establishes a balance in the body’s natural energy system and helps to revitalize the individual. Depending on the malady and on the person, the healing effects can be felt immediately or will occur over the course of a few sessions. It is interesting to note that at least one study indicates that even a low dose of caffeine may inhibit the effectiveness of an Acupuncture treatment.
What kind of conditions does Acupuncture treat?
From smoking cessation to frozen shoulder and tennis elbow and beyond, Acupuncture has been shown to provide relief from many diverse maladies and their symptoms. Used in conjunction with medical supervision and treatment, Acupuncture has been shown to enhance the effect of medicines and therapy for those who suffer from depression and PTSD. The practice itself is ideally positioned to help reduce the stress and anxiety that result from our often overly busy day to day life. To this end, Acupuncture can provide the necessary break from the continuous stress that saps our energy and erodes our health. A simple and relaxing treatment can make the difference between a good day and, well, one that could have been better.
What’s a recommended clinic around the greater Winston-Salem area?
Luckily for us, the 6th Sense Health & Wellness Center – Winston Salem is staffed top-to-bottom with knowledgeable, caring and compassionate professionals. The 6th Sense Health & Wellness Center has been successfully treating and coaching members of the community since 1997. As valuable members of the community themselves, the team at 6th Sense Health & Wellness is dedicated to making peoples lives simpler, healthier and relaxed.
Nike Roach MS, LMBT is a former US ARMY Combat Medic, Husband, Father of three healthy boys, Co-Founder, Chief Wellness Officer of 6th Sense Wellness Group, and a 25+ year health and wellness advocate for improved outcomes in patient care.