Our bodies are amazing complex machines that work hard to allow us to live the lives we lead. That’s why self care is so important if you have a demanding and stressful lifestyle. Most of us will have heard the safety procedure on an airplane that says, “Put on your own mask first, before you help others.” This is a perfect analogy for what it means to practice self-care. Without first taking care of your basic needs, you will not be able to effectively help yourself to reach your goals and help others reach theirs. We are now aware that stress is responsible for so many illnesses. In modern society our lives move at such a fast past it’s almost inevitable that stress will affect us at some stage. Put yourself first and try acupuncture as part of your self care routine. It could help in avoiding a stress related illness. An acupuncture session will help to reduce stress and allow you to reach a deep level of relaxation.