Start the New Year Off Right: Get Acupuncture

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when everybody makes promises to themselves known as New Year’s resolutions. But how many keep and achieve their resolutions after January? The statistics aren’t very promising. According to, only about eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions carry them to fruition. Fortunately, there is a way to stay on track; acupuncture can help make achieving the goals we set for ourselves easier as well as more sustainable.

For many people, losing weight is their top New Year’s resolution. They join a gym, start dieting, exercising, and by the end of January, most have given up. Why? It’s too hard. Or is it? Acupuncture has been shown to help in many areas when it comes to losing weight. First, it helps curb cravings. For many, this is huge. Acupuncture can also help balance hormones. People with hormone imbalances tend to eat more than they should and eat things that further disrupt the body’s balance. Acupuncture plays a significant role in hormone-related weight loss by balancing hormones. Adding regular acupuncture treatments to proper diet and exercise can significantly increase the likelihood the weight will come off slowly, which is how it’s best approached for lasting change.

At the beginning of every year, people join the gym and often overdo it. Their muscles become overworked and sore, which is another area where acupuncture can help. Relieving pain and muscle spasms are the most common reasons people see an acupuncturist. Unfortunately, they often try acupuncture after they have tried everything else without success. This is unfortunate because acupuncture is excellent for helping relieve pain and spasms which will allow you to return to the gym sooner and increases the chance that you will stick with it.

Finally, regular acupuncture treatments can help relieve stress. After all the holiday get-togethers, the family outings, shopping, decorating and clean up, who isn’t feeling a little stressed out? Acupuncture is a great way to relax and unwind. Stress reduction is on the list of top five New Year’s resolutions. Stress is related to many illnesses, and numerous studies have shown that acupuncture not only decreases stress and anxiety, but it can also lower blood pressure. There are also other facets of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can help with stress relief like herbal medicine and nutrition therapy. Not only will you be able to decrease stress, but you may also notice you’re losing weight and gaining energy. It’s a win-win!

So when you start gearing up for those resolutions, don’t forget to include regular acupuncture treatments. You might just be surprised how much easier it is to stick with your resolutions and achieve your goals this year.