Starting the New Year 2018 with Acupuncture



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It’s that time of year again. That time of year when everybody starts making New Year Resolution to improve themselves in one way or another. Unfortunately, not many people keep these resolutions much past January. According to, only about eight percent of the people who actually make New Year’s Resolutions, carry them to fruition. That’s not good. While the number of those who drop out of their commitment to their New Years Resolution, there is help to stay on track. You guessed it, acupuncture. Acupuncture is a great way to help achieve the new goals we set for ourselves.

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year Resolutions. So we commit to join a gym, start dieting, exercising and by the time January ends, most give up. Why is that? It’s too hard. Or is it? Acupuncture has been shown to help in many areas when it comes to losing weight. First, it can help curb cravings. For many, this is huge. Acupuncture can also help balance hormones, which can lead people to eating more than they should and a lot of the things they shouldn’t, like sugary treats. When you add acupuncture to a proper diet and exercise it will greatly increase the likelihood that the weight will slowly come off, which is exactly how it should be approached.

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One thing that happens after people joint the gym is they tend to overdo it. By overdoing it their muscles become overworked and sore. This is another area where acupuncture can help Relieving pain and muscles spasms is the most common reason people go to see an acupuncturist. Unfortunately, people come to see an acupuncturist after they have tried everything else, with no success. Acupuncture is great at helping to relieve the pains and muscles spasms that come from overdoing it, which will allow you to return to the gym sooner, which will help you with the resolution of losing weight.

The Final area regular acupuncture treatments can help, stress. The Holidays is one of the most stressful times of years, just ask any parent. Acupuncture is a wonderful way to relieve the stress and relax. When you look at the New Year Resolutions, less stress is in the top five. Believe it or not, stress has been shown to contribute to or at least cause at least 10 health related issues. Several Studies have shown that acupuncture can not only decrease stress and anxiety, it can also help lower blood pressure. For those who are on blood pressure medication, this is can help as a adjunctive therapy that could lead to lesser medication and even possibly getting off them altogether. While acupuncture is a great way to reduce stress, there are other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine that will also help in reducing stress. Correct, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. These are both Internal Arts, meaning they are more fluid and creates less impact on the joints. So not only will you be able to reduce stress but you will notice more weight loss combining acupuncture and Tai Chi or Qi Gong. It’s a win-win situation!

Now that you are gearing up to tackle your New Year resolution and create a new you, don’t forget to have regular acupuncture to help you in accomplishing your goals. If you are ready to accomplish your goals this year, call us now at Master Lu’s Health Center in Salt Lake City or come in to help you defend your health and become a new you.