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Amanda Seyfried: ‘Acupuncture is a lifesaver’

Amanda Seyfried finds exercise “therapeutic”.

Amanda Seyfried feels like she’s “bettering” herself when she gets acupuncture.

The Ted 2 actress likes to treat herself to beauty indulgences every now and then and especially favours the ancient Chinese practice, which involves fine needles inserted into sites over the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.

“I love acupuncture, it relaxes me in a way that no massage does,” she gushed to Vogue.com. “They hit the points they need to hit, and I feel like I’m bettering myself. I always feel it relieves my neck tension - I always have a lot from crocheting.”

Another favourite thing Amanda likes to do is visit a Korean spa, where she’ll indulge in a scrub and a sauna session.

The 30-year-old is currently pregnant with her first baby with fiance, Thomas Sadoski, who she became engaged to in September (16). It’s now more important than ever that Amanda leads a stress-free lifestyle and luckily she has some tricks up her sleeve to stay relaxed - including exercising almost every day.

“That physical release of stress is so therapeutic,” she explained. “Even a half-hour of jump-roping, on the bike, at (ballet workout) Pure Barre, always makes for a more relaxing day. When I don’t do it, I feel stuck - I feel like I’m holding all this tension in. It’s important to have that routine, especially around the holidays. Some days, I skip it and give myself a break because I’m tired - but that’s also healthy.”

Meditating is another ritual the blonde beauty does on a regular basis, as she finds the process does wonders for her brain. It also helps keep her anxiety at bay by “grounding” her and she turns to apps to get into the zone.

“If you’re trying to drown out the noise of New York City, I’d recommend listening to rain. The two go together so well, exercise and meditation,” she smiled.

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