Acupuncture for coping with winter

Seated practitioner treating patient in a recliner, both lit by sunshine in Guelph Community Acupuncture treatment room.

The days are getting longer, but this still tends to be a challenging time of year for many of us. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects a lot of people – then there’s also lowered immunity, more frequent colds and flus, and the general lethargy that often comes with winter. The good news is that acupuncture can be effective for strengthening immunity, increasing energy levels, and lifting our spirits during the darker times of the year. (Interestingly, acupuncture has been found to increase endorphins and enkaphalins, some of the hormones that make us feel good.) If you’re feeling run down and/or blue, please remember that we’re here for you. And depending on the time of your appointment, you just might catch a nap in a sunbeam.

Seated practitioner treating patient in a recliner, both lit by sunshine in Guelph Community Acupuncture treatment room.
photo by David James Hudson

 

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