With acupuncture taking the health and wellness world by storm, why not incorporate it into your big day? Here are five reasons to consider having acupuncture before you say “I do.”
1. Your face will glow
The goal of a facial acupuncture treatment is to naturally improve the patient’s complexion and give them a more youthful radiant glow, while simultaneously addressing any internal conditions that are causing signs of aging.
2. It helps with your weight-loss journey (if you’re on one)
You’re beautiful at any weight, but the fact cannot be ignored that we all know that one bride who puts herself on a mega-diet before the big day. When it comes to losing weight, acupuncture increases ghrelin, a hormone that regulates the storage of fat and metabolism by controlling meal initiation and decreasing leptin. It’s also very effective in weight loss control programs
3. You’ll have better sex
For women, acupuncture has been proven to heighten libido and help women with anorgasmia, a type of sexual dysfunction in which women cannot achieve orgasm. In general, the relief of stress and pelvic pain are also vital components of a healthy sex life, and acupuncture is one of the easiest ways to do so. For men, it helps to relieve anxiety and therefore prevent premature ejaculation. Additionally, acupuncture enhances blood flow in the penis, making for stronger erections
4. Fight those nervous poops
Studies show that acupuncture can help with abdominal bloating and other IBS symptoms. While there is no universally accepted treatment for such problems, acupuncture can help improve the shape, texture, frequency, and consistency of your bowel movements.
5. Most importantly…RELAX!
Acupuncture is best known for helping with muscle pain and tension, which can really act up during high-stress situations like planning a wedding. Research supports the mechanism and efficacy of acupuncture for a wide variety of pain conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and migraine headaches. Acupuncture has been known to stimulate neurotransmitters in the brain, increasing serotonin and epinephrine levels, which leads to an extreme state of relaxation following an acupuncture treatment, and a reduction in overall stress and anxiety.
Irina Logman, L.Ac., MSTOM, and founder of the Advanced Holistic Center in NYC provided us with these fabulous reasons for including acupuncture in your big day. Irina has been providing her patients with acupuncture for decades and is a great resource for all things holistic.