Self Care, 2017, Acupuncture, New Year Resolutions, Goals

As 2016 comes to a close, we look forward to a clean slate and new potentials


Many people enjoy keeping with the tradition of making New Year Resolutions. These yearly resolutions are wonderful because they allow us to be mindful of the gifts of both time and self-agency. The transition encourages us to re-assess our lives, be grateful for what we have, and then attempt to improve upon our shortcomings to better ourselves.


Unfortunately, many get into the new year almost expecting to fail at their goals. Fortunately, acupuncture is on your side when it comes to self-care in 2017! There are several ways acupuncture supports your new year goals no matter what they might be. For example, the most common new year resolutions are some variations of losing weight or getting fit, eating healthier, decreasing stress or increasing mindfulness, and quitting smoking. Acupuncture can help support all of these goals and more.

How Acupuncture Supports your Self Care Goals for the New Year

Acupuncture has been shown to help improve circulation, decrease inflammation and pain, and calm the nervous system. So what does all that mean? First, improved circulation improves blood flow to your digestive system and helps boost metabolism to help with weight loss goals. Second, improved circulation and decreased pain and inflammation support exercise goals. This means you can exercise comfortably, improve recovery time and address injuries before they completely derail you. Third, calming the nervous system directly helps with de-stressing and increasing mindfulness. Finally, improving circulation and calming the nervous system work together to aid detoxification and lessen the side effects when quitting smoking.


These are just some of the ways acupuncture can support your New Year goals. And for many, you can also cross “Try Something New” off your list as well. Cheers to self-care in 2017!


To find out more or schedule an appointment, please call 206-297-6013.

Phonexay Lala Simon - Ballard Acupuncturist and Chinese MAbout Phonexay

Phonexay is a life enthusiast and acupuncturist at Rebel Med NW, formally FIT Wellness Centers. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In her professional time, Phonexay enjoys teaching and learning from her patients and she is grateful to be a part of their healing evolution. In her personal time, Phonexay enjoys teaching and learning from her toddler son Everett and her husband Dr. Andrew Simon, and she is simply grateful.

Rebel Med NW is a concierge integrative & functional medical clinic located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We were pleased to be voted Seattle Met Top Doctor by our peers from 2017 to 2023. Rebel Med NW provides Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine, and Primary Care services to the Seattle community. We practice a philosophy of holistic wellness, evidenced based & functional medicine approaches in medicine and "We are here to bring the Mind-Body Connection back to Medicine".

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