You may or may not remember, but in 1982 there was a shocking song that went along the lines of: “Let’s get physical, physical…let me hear your body talk”.
Compared to Miley Cyrus’s antics this is now considered to be tame. However, you should see the leotards and headbands that made the music video a classic in its time.
Although we may or may not be wearing legwarmers in today’s day and age, today’s acupuncturists want to get physical with you. Anatomical acupuncture will help you to stay as active as you want to be, using modern day principles fused with ancient theories.
Here’s how looking at acupuncture from this perspective can help you to get physical in more ways than one:
1. The Sweet Spot.
Acupuncture has been effective for over 4000 years – even before we knew much about anatomy. Now that we have honed that knowledge, acupuncture has only gotten better. Anatomical acupuncture treats pain locally by keeping inflammation down in specific tissues. To quote my father, this blend of East and West works like a "hot damn”.
With Anatomical Acupuncture, we place tiny needles over trigger points, motor points and joint spaces to bring Qi (energy) and circulation to where it’s most needed. We let your body do the talking and the healing. It’s safe, drug-free, and it works.
2. Get the Moves Like Jagger.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is so effective because it also understands how the body is interconnected. That’s why we also work on acupuncture points that are away from the site of injury. When combined effectively, treatment on local and non-local points will repair damaged tissue and encourage proper range of movement.
3. 28 Minutes.
That’s how long it takes for Qi to complete one circuit through your body. Keeping a speedy flow of Qi is key to a healthy body. Age, stress or poor eating habits can slow down your Qi, which increases the potential for injury and disease. Acupuncture done with anatomical knowledge can help to unblock these circuits, allowing for greater health and vitality.
If you think you’re in the clear because you’re active, unfortunately an active lifestyle doesn’t guarantee a speedy flow of Qi.
Acupuncture is a great tool for people who are in constant motion. Getting a treatment before or after a race will help to regulate your Qi. You’ll also notice having better lung capacity, less muscle tension, and you’ll feel like you can push farther with less effort.
Hearing your body talk on a deeper level will help you every time you get physical.
Thanks for the inspiration, Olivia Newton-John.