Ever had one of those days or weeks where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed in the morning? Or perhaps you just can’t say “No!” to the dessert tray. Regardless of the activity, willpower is what keeps some people disciplined. But it doesn’t make you a bad person if you have dessert with every meal, buy more shoes than you really need or take longer to get going in the morning.

It just means your willpower isn’t strong. And just like any other habit, that can be changed.


Willpower is like a muscle. It can be trained. Willpower also uses energy and is limited, just like muscles. Exerting self-control uses energy and over time, this energy can become depleted, making it easier to have the dessert, buy the shoes or sleep in past your alarm. So if you’re somebody who has difficulty with willpower, what can you do?

Acupuncture to the rescue

Believe it or not, regular acupuncture treatments can increase your willpower.  Acupuncture is just one subset of an ancient medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). By stimulating certain acupuncture points, the body is encouraged to heal faster, and correct imbalances. Willpower, specifically, can be increased by improving the Kidneys, according to TCM. So if the energy of your kidneys is strong, the will is also strong. These acupuncture treatments actually stimulate the energy of the kidneys, thus increasing willpower.

How does it work?


The reason TCM works so well at addressing and correcting problems with willpower is because it addresses the body holistically. TCM looks at everything: the body, mind, environment and the emotions. This allows for treatments to be customized to the needs of the patient instead of a one size fits all approach. Customized treatments allow for better outcomes.

Surviving the Holiday Season

With the Holidays upon us, everyone’s willpower will be tested to the limits! Let us know if we can help you boost yours.

Acupuncture can also help dial down the stress surge coming at you in the next several weeks. Difficulty sleeping? No problem. Indigestion, gas and bloating? Got that covered too. Migraine headaches from rich food comas? Just get in here STAT.


This Thanksgiving we wish you and yours a deliciously good time spent with those you love.


Hope to see you soon!