We’re sure you’ve heard that acupuncture can ease aches and pains, but this holistic practice has many hidden benefits that you may not be aware of. Another bonus? You no longer have to head to a doctor’s office or holistic health center for the treatment — many spas, like Yihan Spa and Beyond Beautiful Aesthetics in New York have trained practitioners who can treat you locally (and for $50 during Spa Week). Below, learn about 3 unconventional uses of acupuncture that may surprise you.

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1.  Heartburn is a common complaint of pregnant woman, and studies have shown that acupuncture can effectively diminish heartburn intensity. This is especially beneficial, as the treatments have no harmful side effects on the baby. Make sure that you consult your doctor before booking an appointment.

2. Those who suffer from migraines or tension headaches would probably argue that over-the-counter meds are not very effective in remedying the situation. Acupuncture, on the other hand, has been shown to both prevent and treat the pesky pain that so many suffer from.

3. Have diet and exercise been unsuccessful in your quest to shed the pounds? If so, a weekly acupuncture session may be a necessary addition to your regimen. A recent study in Hong Kong has shown that acupuncture is an effective and safe method to loss weight. In fact, it is reported that a “possible explanation is that needling increases levels of endorphins and serotonin in the blood, chemicals that suppress appetite and speed up fat loss.”

If you suffer from any of these ailments or are simply curious to see what all of the hype is about, you’re in luck! During Spa Week, you can get acupuncture treatments for only $50. Find your city and book your appointment!

3 Responses

  1. Manisha Kapoor

    I thought acupuncture is for blood circulation. But this is effective for weight loss. Thank u for this post dear.

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