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Checking Your Posture: A Wholistic View From Head to Toe

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By Justin Flinner, LAC, DIPL. AC.

As you begin reading this article, what position is your body in? Are you sitting down, standing up, lying down, or walking down the street perhaps? Whatever position you are in, stop and observe your posture. Would you consider this position “good posture”? If not, what would you change and how?

Chances are after reading these questions, you made an adjustment to your posture or at the very least thought about it. Here are two more questions for you. Why do you think the posture changes you made are in fact positive adjustments? How do you know?

Good posture is important for maintaining overall health and well-being, but many people struggle with achieving proper alignment. Posture issues can lead to pain, discomfort, and even chronic conditions if left untreated. Acupuncture is a holistic approach that can help correct postural imbalances by addressing not only the physical symptoms but also the underlying causes.


Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body known as acupoints. These points correspond with energy channels (meridians) that run through the body. By stimulating these points, acupuncture aims to balance the flow of Qi (vital energy) and restore harmony to the body’s energy systems.

Posture Correction

One of the primary benefits of acupuncture for posture correction is its ability to relieve pain in the affected areas. When muscles and joints are out of alignment, they can become strained, leading to discomfort and pain. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and tension, promoting healing and improving range of motion.

Improves Underlying issues

Moreover, acupuncture takes a holistic approach to treating posture issues. It looks beyond the physical symptoms to address any underlying imbalances in the body’s energy systems. For example, if poor posture is related to stress or anxiety, acupuncture can help calm the mind and promote relaxation, reducing tension in the body.

Combine with Other Treatments

Acupuncture can also be combined with other therapies, such as massage and physical therapy, to enhance its effectiveness. By addressing posture issues from multiple angles, acupuncture can help patients achieve lasting results.

Low Risk Treatment

Finally, acupuncture is considered a safe treatment when performed by a qualified practitioner. The needles used in acupuncture are very thin, and most patients report little to no discomfort during treatment. Side effects may include mild bruising or soreness at the needle insertion sites, but these typically resolve within a few days.

In conclusion, acupuncture is a holistic approach that can be beneficial for correcting posture issues. It addresses not only the physical symptoms but also underlying imbalances in the body’s energy systems, promoting healing and overall well-being. By reducing pain and tension, improving range of motion, and promoting relaxation, acupuncture can help patients achieve lasting results. If you’re struggling with posture issues, consider exploring acupuncture as a natural and non-invasive treatment option.