The season has changed. Does Daylight Savings has you feeling off? Acupuncture is the season pass for feeling good!
Ok, we changed the clocks. At least the ones we found on the first pass. And now many of us are feeling majorly off. So what’s going on?
Well sunrise now comes as late as it did at the end of December, during the darkest days of the year. Sure, we also get a nifty hour added on at the end of the day, but for your inner clock, that’s no help. It is early morning light that we rely on to keep in sync with the natural world. The easiest explanation is that the time shift confuses the circadian clock in the brain. Your inner clock relies on timed exposure to light, especially natural light, to keep itself in synchronization with the daily cycle of 24 hours.
So when you’ve lost an hour of sleep and your daily rhythm is thrown off, it can also throw off your inner clock and sleeping patterns. Most of us need a week or more to adjust, and some researchers suggest that our clocks never fully adjust to Daylight Savings Time.
Many people also suffer from headaches, drowsiness, and additional stress. In fact, sometimes the stress can overwhelm the body.
Stress no more! Acupuncture is a wonderful ally for the body to help it adjust to Daylight Savings Time. One way to make this transition is to use the energy of the meridians that we all have, they are rivers of energy that flow through our bodies. The meridians have many points on them. Acupuncture stimulates the body to adjust and heal itself. When we gently contact these meridians it balances our daily time clock. When the energy flows free of obstructions we experience a sense of ease. Acupuncture also helps to release neurotransmitters such as endorphins. They are our “feel good” hormones that invite relaxation and peacefulness during treatments.
Acupuncture treatments also help with insomnia, and eases many other stress related issues. The treatment is gentle, painless, and relaxing. Acupuncture is good for reducing anger, fear, sadness, worry, anxiety, depression, and stress of all kinds. Acupuncture can calm and balance the body as well as help it sleep. It is fantastic for readjusting the body seasonally as well as for jet lag. It will help you adjust in this time of change!
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