Acupuncture and Yoga: Working Together for Better Health
Acupuncture and yoga compliment each other very well. They are mutually beneficial. Acupuncture will help deepen your yoga practice and yoga will help strengthen your acupuncture treatments.
Both acupuncture and yoga are based on Asian philosophies that emphasize the movement of energy for optimal health. Illness occurs when there is stagnation. Acupuncture uses needles to release stagnation and improve circulation of blood and other body fluids. Yoga uses asanas, poses, to align the body in a way that encourages proper circulation and movement.
Movement is Important
If you are looking for ways to take your yoga practice to the next level, try acupuncture. I encourage my patients to perform some kind of movement exercise in addition to acupuncture in order to speed the healing process. Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are great options that increase circulation and align the body.
Acupuncture can help with any pain or discomfort you may be feeling in your body
Acupuncture can also,
Calm your mind and relieve stress and anxiety
Improve your immune system so you do not get sick as often
Improve your sleep
Recover faster from injury or surgery
See more rewards from your yoga and workout practices
Increase post workout recovery
Allow you to go deeper in your meditation practice
And so much more! Talk to Kearney to find out how acupuncture can help you.
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season! Go to a yoga class, get a massage, get an acupuncture treatment!
Wishing you all the best,
Kearney DeFillipo L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.