How yoga can complement your acupuncture treatments

March 31, 2016
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Many people receive acupuncture for a variety of reasons. Whatever those reasons may be, there are a number of effective ways to complement your treatment between your sessions.  Yoga is one of those ways. As a viniyoga instructor, I am happy to offer you meaningful practices that will extend the efficacy of your acupuncture treatments.  The basic premise of viniyoga is to provide one on one classes that are tailored to your age, skill level, condition, and any past or present physical illnesses or injuries. Here is how yoga can complement your acupuncture sessions and promote a greater sense of well being.

Yoga helps regulate your emotions

Yoga releases energy while allowing your mind and body to achieve a sense of balance. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, you become more in tune with the current state of your body. This heightened mindfulness will allow you to become aware of any ailments you feel in your body and also equip you with the proper decision making capacity to heal yourself. The increased production of endorphins will overshadow the amount of cortisol that your body produces while leaving you in a great position to confront the daily occurrences of your fast paced life

Yoga helps to relieve pain

Many of my clients come to me for pain relief. Whether they suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, migraines, or a sports injury, my acupuncture treatments cover a whole host of conditions and ailments associated with pain. The period of relief varies from person to person based on their unique situation as well the frequency of their acupuncture sessions. Yoga also has the capacity to prolong your pain relief  while allowing you to take better control of your pain.

Acupuncture helps to create a more meaningful yoga practice

Although this week’s blog is about yoga’s ability to complement acupuncture, acupuncture has the ability to complement yoga. If you practice yoga on a regular basis, you may find that certain poses taken some time to master. Acupuncture can help speed up that time by alleviating the ailments associated with your ability to go deeper into specific asanas or poses. The healing has opened the pathways to facilitate your practice.

Yoga activates the meridians in your body

Some forms of yoga incorporate the ideologies of Traditional Chinese Medicine by identifying the meridians that require more attention. As an example, the popular pose downward-facing dog taps into specific meridians in your body. Read this article to learn more.

Viniyoga sessions will allow you to have an active role in keeping your body in good shape while maintaining the benefits of acupuncture. If you’re a regular client of mine, then it means that I am aware of the factors causing you stress and pain. I am also aware of the meridians in your body that require the greatest amount of attention. With all these factors considered, I am in the position to provide you with sessions that are tailored to your needs. To learn more about how I can help, feel free to contact me.

 

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