By: Lexi Hagenson, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chicago
During challenging times it is easy to acutely focus on the negative and ignore the aspects of our lives which we are grateful for. What’s interesting is that the simple attitude switch from negative to positive thinking in and of itself is healing.
Gratitude is a powerful emotion that, several studies show, increases happiness and life satisfaction. Acupuncture is a wonderful tool to help open ourselves up to feeling gratitude in our current situations. Amidst any long health struggle, if you are able to come in for regular acupuncture sessions you can be grateful for that very opportunity to rest, heal and re-balance. And during these therapeutic acupuncture sessions it is the perfect time to reflect on a few good things currently in our lives.
Acupuncture is a great way to promote healthy circulation in the body- circulation of blood, qi, oxygen and even emotions. By opening ourselves up to positive, healthy thoughts we enable ourselves to feel peaceful. There will always be challenges in life, but at the same time, there is also always something to be grateful for.