We've been listening to our bodies ever since we were in utero. After we were born we listened to it tell us when it was hungry, too warm, or too cold, etc.
When we grew up, we listened to our bodies tell us when we could trust someone and not another. We listened when it said we were safe or in a dangerous situation. We even listened when it told us to wear that red shirt instead of the blue one.
We've been listening for so long we've forgotten what listening is.
BodyIntuitive and BodyTalk allow us a space in which we can listen to what's going on in our body - deeply listening for what it needs for healing.
What are other places that allow this space? Meditation, prayer, painting, hiking, dancing?
Those are great spaces, but sometimes our brain hijacks the information we get- squashing it, criticizing it, dismissing it. Sometimes we don't trust that we are listening accurately. Sometimes we are so deep in our darkness that we can't see the light, thus eliminating our ability to listen.
That's why seeing an objective observer, a practitioner, who's trained to navigate your body's Priority for healing is so important.
Your body is so smart and knows what it needs for healing at any given time.
Do you have a practitioner who listens?
Call me, text me, or book online
Your beliefs about stress determine whether or not its harmful to you
New studies are out showing that there are two modes to stress. The harmful version is called Threat Stress.
Threat stress tells the body, "I'm overwhelmed," "I can't" and "I might die from this.'
Threat stress releases cortisol, the main hormone responsible for the body's stress response and coinciding negative health implications. Living in a state of chronic stress can create a range of health issues from migraines to heart disease, insomnia, and autoimmune conditions.
But studies are showing that a second kind of stress, Challenge Stress, can actually shift the bodies response system into creating greater health and wellbeing. Challenge stress is aptly named because it is created when we embrace the challenges in our life as opportunities to overcome and accomplish difficult tasks.
When we shift into Challenge stress mode, our cognitive functions improve and cortisol levels lower.
Challenge Stress tells the body, "This is hard, but I can do it!"
Here are a few articles that talk about the different kinds of stresses and tool you can use to shift your body's stress response.
Embracing Stress is More Important than Reducing Stress
Research Suggests that Stress only Damages Your Health if you think it does
Don't worry, be happy: Understanding Mindfulness Meditation
And of course, Acupuncture helps with that!
If you need more support to manage the stress in your life, let's get you on the schedule! Call me at 720-310-8525
So you've heard about acupuncture. Your best friend gets it. Even your great Aunt gets it.
You've heard acupuncture can help your low back pain, or maybe that ankle you broke in college that's still giving you trouble.
Or how about your co-worker telling you it helped her get pregnant after years and years of no success? And then it helped her recover quickly and she felt great after her c-section?
I know you've been meaning to schedule your first appointment, but you just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I completely understand there might be a few mental road blocks to getting acupuncture. I mean it's pretty weird, right? Sticking needles in the body to heal it?? Plus, what about the needles???
Well, here's a story I like to tell people who are considering acupuncture but haven't scheduled yet, because needles.
Everything you wanted to know about acupuncture
Acupuncture is a safe and effective tool to get you feeling better faster on your healing journey,
but there can be mental blocks to actually scheduling your first appointment.
At Heart + Heath Acupuncture we strive to be honest, transparent, and compassionate to everyone who is considering working with us.
That why I've put together this list of the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture.
I hope the answers below give you a good idea of what it's like to get acupuncture, and if you have a questions I haven't answered, feel free to reach out and ask.
1. How does acupuncture work?
Just the very nature of carefully and painlessly inserting the acupuncture needle creates a shift in the body's nervous system. Of course it does - there's a foreign object now connected to your body causing your body to communicate differently on many levels, the least of which is the nervous system. Every point has a specific function and when we combine them together we harness the synchronistic effect of those points to communicate with the body on all levels - energetically, emotionally, physically, and systemically. This is why acupuncture can create shifts in the body, not only on a physical level where it can eliminate pain as well as bring back nerve function where it's been lost, like in Bell's palsy, but it also helps those with anxiety and depression feel and think better.
2. What will the first session be like?
Fertility Acupuncture is safe and effective
In a word, Yes!
Acupuncture has a long history of healing individuals and couples alike succeed on their Trying to Conceive Journey, but not because it's a fad, fashionable, or fancy, but because it works!
But you don't have to take my word for it!
Read the stories below about Acupuncture and Fertility and what it can do for your on your journey!
American Pregnancy - Infertility and Acupuncture
Fit Pregnancy.com - Did Acupuncture Help Get Pregnant?
Pacific College - Increase Your Chance of Conception Without Side Effects
Parents Magazine - Does Acupuncture for Infertility Work?
Those are some great stories, right? And that's only the beginning.
Acupuncture is safe, effective, and great at getting you pregnant!
If you're ready to start your TTC Journey, I'd love to help you on your path.
(P.s. You don't need your doctors permission to get acupuncture and acupuncture is capable of getting you healthy on all levels, even with endometriosis and other health conditions. Let me know if you have any questions about your particular circumstances and how we can get you on the path to better health and a baby!)