Acupuncture can benefit many types of ailments especially pain and stress!
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms
Acupuncture “focuses body’s attention” to the injured area and in turn it stimulates the body’s ability to spontaneously heal injuries. As the body focuses on the the micro traumas induced by acupuncture, it also heals any surrounding tissue damage left over from old injuries.
Acupuncture releases natural painkillers
Inserting a needle sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain, where chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin are released. Some of these substances are 10-200 times more potent than morphine!
Acupuncture reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain
It does this through a process called “descending control normalization”, which involves the serotonergic nervous system.
Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles
This in turn releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, and promotes blood flow.
Acupuncture reduces stress
This is perhaps the most important systemic effect of acupuncture.
Recent research suggests that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone and signaling substance that regulates the parasympathetic nervous system. You’ve probably heard of the “fight-or-flight” response that is governed by the sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system has been called the “rest-and-digest” or “calm-and-connect” system, and in many ways is the opposite of the sympathetic system. Recent research has implicated impaired parasympathetic function in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, including arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
by Joy Earl, LAc
Joy Earl, LAc
Choose acupuncture for pain and stress and book your appointment with Joy today and learn about the benefits of acupuncture first hand!
We are now offering monthly wellness classes on the rooftop deck!
This months class is all about learning how acupuncture can ease your pain and it includes a free cupping demonstration
Why Acupuncture is so great for pain: The rivers of your body
Acupuncture is all over the news lately, everyone is talking about how great it is for pain. Shoulder, knee, back, hip…so long as you have pain, acupuncture is the natural alternative to harsh medications. But why? Have you ever wondered why acupuncture works? How the parasympathetic nervous system is your best friend and your body can, with a little help from acupuncture release the best pain killers around. This is your opportunity to learn how Chinese medicine and your health are mirrored in nature. When you see how the flow of energy or Qi in your body is just like a river, you will soon understand why acupuncture has so much to offer on your path to getting pain free!
Why not join us Thurs June 5th for a fun and interactive talk on Acupuncture and pain free living!!
Join us on Written on the Body’s rooftop deck on Thursday June 5th from 6:30-7:30pm
Close your eyes and imagine yourself under a clear blue sky, the wind is lightly blowing, rustling the leaves of a nearby bamboo tree. You are completely relaxed, your mind is a bird floating through the sky, the tension you have been holding in your muscles melts away.
You are finding freedom in your body and mind in the comfort of a massage table. You are on a rooftop deck under the canopy of a wooden pergola with flowing white curtains. You have been warmed by an infrared sauna and your mind slowly drifts to the hammock you will enjoy at the end of your treatment.
There is nothing that can shake you, you are in a world of your own choosing.
We challenge you to enjoy peace through massage in Written on the Body’s Rooftop Relaxation area.
It’s spring and you know what that means: We just turned 4 years old and we are as happy as pigs in a peach orchard! It has been a wild and beautiful ride full of community building, fun having, dream making, abundance and all sorts of sometimes difficult and always incredible changes.
Thinking about the last four years I can only smile and be amazed at the fact that this passion of mine has become something beyond my imaginings, something so great that it has morphed into a living entity.
A true community of the crem de la crem, people who know that they are the kings and queens of their own making, deciding exactly what life and health look like for them. I am always inspired, always feeling loved and renewed by my part in this wonderful place of healing and creativity. Forever learning from the clients, co-workers and neighbors of Written on the Body that fill my days. My wish is that we offer you these same opportunities when you enter the doors of Written on the Body through our honest love for our trades: massage, acupuncture, Feldenkrais, art, plant life, products and so many other creative adventures. My goal has always been and will always be to create a space in this crazy busy life that is just for you: for you to get exactly what you need for peace, wholeness and optimal health in any given moment. Thank you for allowing all of us at Written on the Body to be part of your world and for making us so much better along the way:) Speaking of: Why not take ourshort 3 question survey and help shape our future!
Join us for our 4 year birthday celebration on April 24th at 6pm! Get the deets by joining our Facebook eventor just keep an eye on your email. Hope to see you there:)
Now for the fun part-A little stroll down memory lane:
We opened in March of 2010 at a smaller location on 29th and Alberta
You may remember our first location if you have been with us for a while!
We even had outdoor massage on our patio at our old location-obviously we love massage out doors:)
We also love Last Thursday (2011) and Katie’s plants of course
In May of 2012 we moved to our new location on NE 13th and Alberta Streets!
We had an incredible time at the Alberta Street Fair offering free massage to our community in these last two years at our new location:)
we made a lot of fun changes over the past two years including updating our interior, rooftop beautification and we even tried on a SAD Light Therapy Bar!:
And a new logo and website!
All said and done, life has been great to us and every person who has walked through our doors therapist and client alike, have contributed to the growth and loveliness of Written on the Body! Cheers to many more years to come:)
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful day! P.S. if you have any great pics, stories or anecdotes about your visits with us we would be so happy to hear from you! Share in the comments below:)