5 Surprising Benefits of Acupuncture to Improve Your Wellbeing

If you have been to an acupuncturist you know how relaxed you feel after a session and how it eases your aches and pains and helps you recover after physical activity. It gives you a sense of mental clarity throughout your day and improves your sleep. If you have never experienced Chinese Medicine, it is even more of a mystery to you.



Alternative medicine is becoming more popular in Western countries because it heals your body naturally and helps you cut down on taking medication for chronic pain, but it is not always understood. There are so many conditions that are improved with Chinese medicine. Here are five acupuncture benefits that many people do not know about.

1. SAAT Acupuncture for Alpha-Gal

Living with allergies is debilitating because it forces you to pay attention to everything you are putting into your body and your environment. They are caused by an overactive immune system, and you become more sensitive to allergens the more exposure you have to them.


Soliman’s Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) is a specific protocol that helps identify your sensitivities and clear them using auricular acupuncture.

Studies have shown auricular acupuncture is effective for treating alpha-gal, a red meat allergy triggered by lone star tick bites. This causes hives, nausea, headaches, digestive issues, and breathing difficulties. There are currently no vaccinations or shots available for this condition, so SAAT is a valuable resource.  

2. Infertility Acupuncture

If you are ready to start a family but are having trouble getting pregnant, acupuncture can help! Infertility acupuncture works by by balancing your hormones, increasing egg and sperm quality, regulating your menstrual cycle, and increasing blood flow to your reproductive organs. It helps prevent miscarriage and increases the chances of you conceiving.


Acupuncture is beneficial for women undergoing IVF treatments and it is recommended to start receiving weekly sessions a month before a transfer. 4 Seasons Wellness will come to The Tennessee Reproductive Medicine and The Fertility Center the day of your transfer and treat you before and after your procedure.

Combining traditional herbal medicine with acupuncture improves your fertility. Dr. Margie Wesley uses Kampo techniques to palpate your abdomen and determine the herbs you need. They help build your uterine lining and regulate your menstrual cycle, which makes your body more receptive to pregnancy. 

3. Speed Up Recovery

Acupuncture not only helps your aches and pains, it also speeds up the recovery of soft-tissue injuries. It promotes blood flow, reduces muscle tension and inflammation, and improves swelling and bruising in injured areas.


This releases endorphins that alleviate your pain and help you gain more mobility. Pain causes you to guard your injuries, which creates a cycle of more pain and tension. Movement is essential to recovery


When you are feeling better you move naturally and heal faster. Improving your mindset is an added benefit of acupuncture. It reduces your anxiety and helps you relax, allowing your body to have time to heal. Get back on your feet faster by calming your mind.

4. Reduce Cravings

If you are trying to stop smoking, lose weight, and kick your addictions to the curb, acupuncture can help! It reduces your cravings, calms your mind, and alleviates withdrawal symptoms. This balances the amount of dopamine and hunger hormones in your body and curtails the need to overindulge in drugs, alcohol, food, or any other substances.


Reducing cravings is a biological acupuncture benefit, you need to address the psychological reasons behind your addictions for lasting results. Find the emotions that trigger your behavior and find a way to disrupt your habits.


If you always smoke while you are driving, force yourself to stop the car every time you want a cigarette. When you pair the physical effects of acupuncture for addiction with changing your habits and mindset, you change your life!

5. Nerve Regeneration

Acupuncture stimulates your central nervous system and relieves the numbness and tingling that comes from neuropathy and nerve damage. It not only alleviates pain, it aids in regeneration. This helps regrow some of your smaller nerves to restore the feeling and function in the affected area.


It helps restore sensation by increasing blood flow and providing nutrients to injured nerves and tissues. Healing your nervous system is complicated and takes time. When you add acupuncture to your wellness routine, you heal faster!

Bell’s Palsy patients turn to acupuncture to reverse facial paralysis. Studies have shown that it increases the cure rate and recovery time of this condition. The sooner you get treatment after developing facial palsy the better, and it is recommended to get treated 3 times a week to get the best results.

When your health is your top priority you see improvements in every area of your life. Take time to learn how acupuncture can help you feel better, heal faster, balance your body, cut down on cravings, and restore your nerve function. There are so many conditions that Chinese medicine helps that many people do not know about.

4 Seasons Wellness’ acupuncturist, Dr. Margie Wesley, has experience with these 5 acupuncture benefits. Call our office at 423-883-5462 to schedule or book an appointment online in Chattanooga, TN, and get the relief that you have been seeking. You deserve to feel better so you can live a vibrant, healthy life

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