5 Reasons to Consider Acupuncture

Have you ever been in a place where you find it difficult to just disconnect from the busy noise around you ? When we get wrapped up in all of our routines and are constantly on the go it can be difficult to self reflect and just be in the moment with yourself.  We are constantly filling time with ways to be more productive, or working efficiently while we try to multitask so many aspect of our lives. However, sometimes taking care of our health falls by the wayside when it should be a priority.

As a chronic multitasker myself, I have been guilty of putting my health aside to meet deadlines and eventually it alway catches up with me! Something I’ve kept up with is regular visits to my chiropractor. Growing up dancing and with scoliosis I’ve had back pain and tense muscles. I’ve tried to stay active with fitness, lots of stretching, and chiropractic care. Something I occasionally tried was acupuncture, but stopped when I switched to a new chiropractor’s office that didn’t offer it.

My friend recently shared with me a new spot that has a great spa like atmosphere I found to be very clean and convenient. Wthn, is a new health spot in New York City that specializes in acupuncture and herbal supplements to support overall health and wellbeing.

If you’re not familiar with acupuncture it comes from traditional Chinese medicine techniques of achieving a flow of energy throughout the meridians in the body. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very tiny needles to these specific points to treat pain and discomfort associated with a range of ailments.

5 Benefits to trying Acupuncture:

  1. Acupuncture can help reduce headaches and pain associated with muscle tension in the back, neck, and other areas of the body.

  2. May ease menstruation symptoms and support female fertility.

  3. Ability to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The addition of light therapy can increase these results.

  4. Helps to reduce the inflammation in the sinus cavities since it has anti inflammatory effects on the body. This has helped me a ton during allergy season!

  5. Promotes overall relaxation to restore your internal balance and energy.

    Acupuncture treatment can help manage various aspects of your health and It is not painful at all! I promise! Most importantly, all of Wthn’s acupuncturists are licensed and only disposable and new needles are used. If you are wondering if acupuncture could be right for you or still not 100% on board let the experts at Wthn answer your questions here.

In the past when I had injured my back I remember it was the only thing that sped up the healing process and made me super relaxed during the session! However, it doesn’t have to be used as a reactionary form of treatment. If performed regularly it can be preventative, as it improves the circulatory system by increasing blood flow.

I’ve had some sleep difficulties recently and muscle tension so I knew that I’ve been past due for a session. Just checking out the website gives you a preview for what the experience will be like and how every aspect of your session can be customized based upon your needs.

Wthn also offers LED light therapy for rejuvenating your facial skin cells and an area that can be focused on for fine lines/wrinkles with repeated sessions. My experience at Wthn was professional and I loved how my acupuncturist took time to consult with me with a full intake regarding my health concerns and overall goals for the session. I never realized how much acupuncture could support such a wide range of areas. Wthn offers a one time reduced rate for new customers ($65) and also has a membership for $75/month. It pays for itself after the first visit because recurring visits are $85/session.

The session itself is about 45 minutes and there’s options for headphones with guided meditation or calm music. If you like a blanket or additional pillows all are provided. My face was even rolled with one of the quartz rollers! The entire experience had me feel deeper connected within myself and walking like I was on a cloud. I felt so relaxed! It honestly is the perfect escape to unwind and recharge!

If you are in Flatiron I recommend checking it out or trying their supplements. I see Lauren B. and can’t recommend her enough!

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section.

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Cozy as a Teddy

If there’s one piece in my closet from fall I’ve been able to wear into winter and dress up or down it’s this teddy bear jacket. I took a chance and ordered this for a little over sized look and also didn’t want to splurge on something that is just a seasonal fad. I finally found this one from Shein and the quality and warmth is ah-mazing ! I’ve received so many compliments on it and it’s so reasonably priced at $33 right now! 

It also comes in a ton of colors, I went with the true copper teddy bear like color. It’s a golden brown. There’s a bunch of others at similar price points and styles on their site too. I’m 5’10” and this jacket was long in the arms and not too short in the waist. I don’t like anything that cuts into my torso so this length was great. 

I also like this version that is a little longer and more of my usual style for a coat. My denim are an older pair with gold button details but I found some similar pairs that fit this look. I was laughing so hard during these photos because it was freezing up on our roof and super windy for photos but we went with it!  I love looking at the pool on the roof top across the way and still plotting my plan to make my way over there this summer... if summer ever makes it way to the east coast again. 

Hope everyone is ready for the 3 day weekend! We’re doing a little weekend escape to D.C. to visit some family and have dinner planned at my favorite restaurant! 

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