A lot of my peeps are traveling this summer, both here in the states and abroad. I want to remind you that building immunity to prepare for a healthy summer vacation is important — this helps your trip remain stress free so you can return feeling rejuvenated and recharged from your vacation rather than depleted and fatigued.
Acupuncture not only helps strengthen the immune system, but helps prevent and relieve jet lag, motion sickness, flight anxiety, and balance your body’s rhythms.
Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. The term circadian comes from Latin words that literally mean “around the day.” When traveling, especially to different time zones, we get around our day outside of our normal flow and rhythm. When we give our body the right support to stay in balance throughout changes in our usual rhythm and environment, it can do so without skipping a beat, which is such a nice feeling! After traveling, come reset your circadian rhythms — your body’s internal clock at Acupuncture Together.
Does flying, or driving long distances make you nervous, stiff, tired, give you headaches or nausea? Acupuncture soothes the nerves and takes your body into a state of relaxation you can carry with you on your summer journeys. Acupuncture can relieve tension and help keep your nervous system balanced and strong, by supporting the qi (energy) to flow freely, this also helps prevent headaches and nausea. I can show you a few good acupressure points for your travels, as well as prescribe you an herbal remedy that helps with any travel challenges you tend to have.
When traveling it’s sometimes more challenging to eat as healthy as we do at home — so our digestive systems can take a hit. Acupuncture is good for regulating digestion and if you come before and after your trip, acupuncture can assist in keeping the digestive juices flowing freely and your intestinal tract running smoothly!
Too much drinking and partying on your trip — get acupuncture to unwind, detox and reset. Get one or two treatments before you embark on your travels. You can also get a treatment the day of travel if you leave in the afternoon, or get a treatment the evening prior to leaving early the next morning. I wish you happy healthy travels . . . see you around the clinic this summer!
Happy Summer Solstice!