Acupuncture & Fatigue

Acupuncture & Fatigue

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is an effective treatment for stress relief and fatigue. This type of treatment particularly offers a non-drug approach for stress management!

Why acupuncture for experiencing fatigue?

Fatigue may present in a mental, physical or emotional form. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that the root of fatigue comes from an imbalance of the body’s energy flow. Therefore, the goal of acupuncture is to restore this imbalance by equally treating the source of the problem and the person as a whole rather than the symptoms themselves.

There can be a variety of causes for fatigue, and it can present differently among individuals. Accordingly, your acupuncturist will work with you to determine the root cause and develop a treatment plan that works best for your needs.

How does acupuncture help?

The acupuncture needles are inserted at specific acupoints in the body. The purpose of this is to regain the flow of certain qi (pronounced “chee”) meridians. In TCM, Qi is your life force energy which runs through your body. There are two main energy forces; yin (calm & cold) and yang (fast & hot). Therefore, in the case of fatigue there is an imbalance of these two energies so acupuncture aims to restore this by calming your yang energy and increasing your yin energy. In other words, the stimulation of acupoints in our body encourages the nerve cells to release pain-relieving hormones and compounds such as carnitine, which help our cells produce energy.

If you are dealing with constant tiredness or fatigue, consider seeing an acupuncturist.

Book in at Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Kelowna here to speak with our talented acupuncturist. We would be honoured to help you feel your absolute best!


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