How many times has the holiday season caught you off guard? If you’re anything like the average person, you probably like to focus on the positive things, like the time you get to spend with loved ones, the good food you get to eat, or the fun you’ll have giving and receiving gifts. Somehow we always manage to forget how physically and emotionally draining the holidays can be. The mental and physical stress is enough to throw anyone’s Qi out of whack. Acupuncture is a simple yet effective treatment that can restore you to your best self, giving you the strength and energy you need to enjoy the holidays

At Eternal Health Wellness Acupuncture Center, we want to help you feel your best so that you can enjoy what you have planned this holiday season. Visit us at our San Jose location, or come see our new offices in Milpitas. Whichever location you choose to drop by, we’ll treat you so that your holiday experience is pain and stress-free.

Here are five ways that acupuncture can help you this winter:

Preparing for the Holidays by Finding Balance with Acupuncture

One way to mitigate the effects of the emotional and physical carnival ride that is the holiday season is to get your body balanced before the madness begins. Acupuncture restores the flow of energy along the meridians to its proper measure so that we can feel at peace and healthy before having our limits tested. Treating your body and mind before problems arise is the best way to prepare for the holidays.

Stress Management

One minute we are trying to make our way through the crowds, shopping for that one particular gift that was sold out at the last ten stores. The next we are rushing to finish dinner on time for our extended family, which surprisingly includes the long-lost cousins who showed up out of the blue, even though we haven’t spoken to them in five years, but it’s fine, they’re family so of course they are welcome for dinner! Then someone brings up politics. No matter who you are, the holidays can get stressful fast. Whatever your holiday arrangements, acupuncture can help you deal with the stress that you feel this time of year.

Pain Relief

Nothing can stop the holiday spirit in its tracks like pain, no matter whether it’s chronic or acute, and the activities of the season, like shopping and traveling, can aggravate pain. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, drug-free way to deal with any pain issues that may arise, including sciatica, osteoarthritis, and migraines among other ailments.

Healthy Eating

Let’s return for a moment to the family holiday scene above. One of the cousins is droning on about how such-and-such policy is ruining the economy. Meanwhile, one of the kids has spilled punch all over the white carpet, and someone let the dog into the kitchen where he is now up on the counter about to steal a turkey leg. Your stress levels have risen so high that your diet goes out the window. Heck with the moderation, you say, a drink is what you need right now. Overeating during the holidays is common and can lead to feeling poorly, weight gain, and energy imbalances. Luckily, even if you slip up during the holidays, acupuncture can help you get back on track to eating healthy and avoiding addictive behavior. By curbing cravings for food and addictive substances, acupuncture helps you maintain healthy habits. It can even motivate you to exercise regularly.

Energy Replenishment

Your family has finally gone home. You’ve cleaned up all the wrapping paper and washed all the dishes. It’s time to get things back to normal. Booking an acupuncture appointment is a great way to rejuvenate your body and mind and help you get back to your routine.

Don’t wait to be overwhelmed by the holidays. Book your acupuncture session today with Dr. Quli Zhou at Eternal Health Wellness Acupuncture Center. Call our offices in San Jose at (408) 241-6638 or our new location in Milpitas at (408) 922-6848 to set up an appointment.