What do Jim Carrey, Robert Downey Jr., and Sandra Bullock have in common?
They all get acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient medicine designed to work with your body to balance, maintain, and restore health.
While celebrities get paid millions of dollars to promote and sell all kinds of products, acupuncture is one service they promote for free. Read on to find out what your favorite celebrities are saying about acupuncture and this holistic form of medicine.
Sandra Bullock told the BBC that she requires acupuncture as a contractual perk before she agrees to take part in any production. This mega-star takes care of her body and this is one of the reasons why Bullock is so successful. The 49 year-old actress will be turning fifty this summer and it is great to hear that acupuncture is one of her secrets to her amazing career and youthful beauty.
Actor Jim Carrey is quick to credit better health and well-being through acupuncture treatment. He states “Undergoing (acupuncture) treatments and following nutritional advice has led to a marked change in my physical vitality and my general state of well-being.”
Robert Downey Jr. is a fan of acupuncture as well. In fact, he is such a fan that he received an award for being an advocate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM, which includes acupuncture). Downey credits his good health to TCM and says it has had a profound impact in all areas of his life for many years. Downey goes on to say, “Truth be told, every discipline that I have employed that has its roots in the Chinese tradition has worked, and that’s what I’m really drawn to. When things work, they are really worth putting your time and energy behind.”
Lucy Liu loves acupuncture. Liu said in an Instyle interview that “I splurge on acupuncture. It’s preventative medicine. You go in once a month, and you get a little checkup so you’re regulated. It keeps you healthy. My parents used to get acupuncture. It has been a part of my culture and my life for a long time, and it really, really works. It can help you lose weight, it can help your skin stay young — and I’ve found it helps with jet lag.” Maybe that is what keeps this 45 year-old actress looking so fabulous!
Forty-one-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow gushed on the Oprah Winfrey show about the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Paltrow stated that “it feels amazing and it is very relaxing” and she said that acupuncture treatments have guided her to a new level in life, helping her to find love with her husband and it gave her the strength to cope with the death of her father. Paltrow sums it all up by saying, “I have been a big fan of Chinese Medicine for a long time because it works.”
Katy Perry gets acupuncture and is quick to credit it for helping her creative side. Perry told the Hollywood Reporter that, “I get a lot of the ideas when I’m resting — either when I’m meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That’s where I get my best ideas, maybe because I’m balancing my body.” With her multi-city tour and long working days it makes sense that acupuncture is a part of Perry’s routine.
Pop icon Madonna turns to acupuncture to assist with the prevention and treatment of injuries, she told Rolling Stones magazine, “All dancers have injuries, but we just deal with them. We get acupuncture and therapy, and just keep going.” Madonna’s thirty year career has been tremendous and it is no wonder that acupuncture plays a role and helps to keep her going.
Singer Sheryl Crow, who just turned 52, said in an interview with CNN that she supplemented her cancer treatment with acupuncture. She continues to say, “It is my belief that disease is a breakdown in physiology…if we all walk around with cancer cells, it is at which point that the cells begin to change shapes or start to form patterns that really matters. What is causing our immune system to stop working at its highest potential?” Acupuncture has been proven to boost the immune system and to help your body deal with stress, and promote relaxation. Sheryl Crow enjoyed the benefits of acupuncture to help her heal from breast cancer.
Model Elle Macpherson told Fabulous Magazine, “I do choose to look after my body from a Chinese Medicine perspective, which promotes and maintains wellness rather than treats illness. I have acupuncture regularly.”
Singer Fergie attributed her easy pregnancy to Chinese medicine telling everyone on Good Morning America that, “I’ve been doing acupuncture, which really helps, and Chinese herbs,”
Sigourney Weaver tells the examiner, “The body is an amazing instrument with great self-healing properties, and things like acupuncture and massage help the body regain strength and health. I’d much rather that than pump my body full of chemicals,”
Actor Tim Daly said in an interview with TV guide, “Thank god for acupuncture. It’s been around for 2000 years. It’s not going anyplace and people use it all of the time for a variety of cures and to avoid illnesses.” Daly went on to say, “Eastern medicine is not about curing your sickness. It’s about keeping you well.”
Julianne Moore stated in Health magazine, “The only thing that really got me back to normal was Chinese medicine.” And she went on to say that acupuncture has also been amazing for her back pain and insomnia.
Miley Cyrus hasn’t publicly spoken about acupuncture, but she certainly has shown us her tongue. In Chinese Medicine you can tell a lot about a person’s health by looking at their tongue. Click here to find out what Miley Cyrus’s tongue says about her health.
All of these celebrities swear by acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, stating their lives have been changed through this ancient form of healing. Not one of them received a single penny to promote acupuncture.
When was the last time you felt like a star? Join these celebrities and discover how acupuncture works to balance, maintain, and restore your health.