When you think about it, the Stay-At (and very often Work-From) Home Mom and Dads do it all.
They are Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Plumbers, Mediators, Housekeepers, Cheerleaders, Chauffeurs, and everything in between. They bring home the bacon with a child tucked underneath an arm, putting out fires and removing peanut butter from the cat while on speakerphone with the Boss. Sometimes even successfully. But all this juggling can have consequences.
We finish Take Acupuncture to Work Week with a tip of the cap to the Work From/Stay at Home Moms and Dads!
Days are full, often beginning before the alarm goes off. They often don’t end even when heads hit the pillows, if the little one needs…well, anything. Exhaustion can set in. Stress can go through the roof, when commitments and obligations start seeming out of control. Backs can be tweaked while wrestling a toddler, or necks strained while scrubbing who-knows-what from the walls, and headaches abound. And how many different kinds of colds are there, and why does everyone in the house keep seeming to share them?
Obviously things like proper diet and exercise can reduce stress and keep the body from running out of steam, but when life gets a bit out of control, it’s sure nice to know that WonderMom or SuperDad has an ally waiting in the wings — Acupuncture!
Acupuncture is a wonderful way to relieve headaches, improve sleep, reduce stress, help with back pain, alleviate fatigue, and a host of other symptoms and illnesses, including the common cold.
Chinese medicine practitioners and many traditional medical doctors recommend acupuncture as a natural way to boost your immune system, keeping it strong against intruders, fighting against Little Johnny Sneeze-a-Lot that lives next door and seemingly has adopted you.
Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted. When these channels are open, the immune function functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy, letting you drive Megan to dance practice for the 964th time. Scientifically, researchers have found that acupuncture enhances the production of natural killer cells, the body’s defense mechanisms against viruses and bacteria (and Little Johnny Sneeze-a-Lot). Acupuncture also regulates the activity of white blood cells, which also fight against infection and allergic reactions.
During cold and flu season, particularly for people susceptible to colds, it’s a good idea to boost your immune system every few weeks. The great benefits are that besides avoiding illness, you will see numerous positive side effects, such as a deeper sleep, clearer skin and a more relaxed and positive attitude. And that positivity just spreads to the kids, to your work, and your whole life!
Kudos to all the heroes out there — work hard, play hard, relax, and try acupuncture!
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