Acupuncture and You: Just Because the Clocks Turn Back doesn’t Mean Our Mood does too! ,By Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.

Heather ShoupIt’s that time of year again. The leaves come off the trees, the temperatures dip, the wind picks up, and the clocks get turned back.   We are reminded of the impending winter, as the dark approaches earlier and earlier each day. Though I love Fall, I, like many, do not love how I feel when this time of year approaches.

With the vast changes that are brought on with the new season and especially the clock change, our bodies and minds respond.   It is common this time of year for people to start feel a little more run down, lethargic, mopey, and depressed.  The temperatures and decrease in daylight keeps people inside more.  Though we all may want to go into hibernation at this time, that is not necessarily possible.

Getting regular acupuncture treatments during this season can help improve  sleep, boost the bodies energy, increase metabolism, improve and aid in digestion, support the immune system, and help combat the blues of the season. Generally 1 to 4 treatments of acupuncture this time of year will greatly improve health and well being.

Acupuncture treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs.  It takes into account your history as well as your current signs and symptoms to choose a treatment plan to meet your needs. Treatment may be either face up or face down depending on what you are experiencing.

With just a couple 30 minute relaxing treatments you can quickly turn around your health and mood for the season.

Whether you are feeling depressed, lethargic, or just off your game Acupuncture should be included in your arsenal of fall healthcare regimen. The clock may change but our mind and body do not have to.


Missed last month’s column? Read it now:

October Acupuncture and You: Supporting Cancer Patients: How Acupuncture Can Help, by Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.
September Acupuncture and You: Falling into seasonal allergies, By Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.
August Acupuncture and You: Ouch Those Aching Knees! by Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.
July Acupuncture and You: Summer fun doesn’t have to be a Pain in the Back, By Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.
June Acupuncture and You: How Acupuncture can Improve Your Health, by Heather Shoup, M.S., L.Ac.