If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ve seen celebrities and sports figures having acupuncture.
The list of celebrities who swear by the benefits of acupuncture is long: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey, Jr., Shaquille O’Neal, Kim Kardashian, and Natalie Portman, just to name a few. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who suffered multiple injuries in his past career in the World Wrestling Federation, now posts photos of himself relaxing while an acupuncturist treats him.
People whose bodies provide their livelihood trust that holistic treatments make a positive difference in their ability to do their jobs well.
But your body—and your mind—are just as important.
Not just physical
Acupuncture optimizes physical function, but some of its greatest effects are associated with mental acuity and calmness of mind. For people to perform well, they have to be calm. Think about sports. Yes, physical ability and talent are important, but the majority of being able to perform is mental. I know my golf game is a great example of that.
When you’re calmer, you feel better. You’re happier, which enables healthier relationships. Acupuncture lets you get out of your head and back into your body.
A break from internal judgments
Celebrities and sports figures are constantly in the public eye, subject to relentless judgment. Even though paparazzi aren’t following you, you may be experiencing something similar—but from within. Internal judgment can be just as harmful as external.
Acupuncture is about restoring homeostasis. It downregulates the sympathetic nervous system and upregulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which means it calms minds and improves organ function. Put more simply, you just feel better.
If you want to get out of your head, get in touch. We can talk about your issues and figure out the best ways to give you a break.