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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Acupuncture For Pregnancy — How Is It Helpful?

Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

Are you looking for a safe, effective way to boost your fertility, or ease the discomfiture of pregnancy?

Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive and easy way to potentially increase your chances of getting pregnant, and there are many who are turning to acupuncture for fertility solutions when they are having difficulty conceiving.

Acupuncture greatly helps in curing fertility problems by encouraging follicle production, improving blood circulation and lining thickness in the uterus, improving egg quality, treating menstrual cycle disorders and improving overall health, which leads to the ability to more easily conceive and remain pregnant.

One of the ways acupuncture treatments increases fertility is by reducing stress, which is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women. Stress can also alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence. Acupuncture infertility treatments counter the effects of stress and cortizol by releasing endorphins in the brain.

Acupuncture also works at stimulating the hypothalamus to effectively balance the endocrine system and its hormones and to get to the root cause of both male and female infertility. Acupuncture infertility treatments also have the added bonus of producing few or no side effects.

Once you’re pregnant, acupuncture is still very much an ally. Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and quell these common ailments, in addition to headache or migraine relief.

Happy Baby, Happy Mom!

Happy Baby, Happy Mom!

Speaking of discomfort, pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting are common among women, particularly in the first and second trimesters. During this time, rising levels of hormones, fatigue and stress wreak havoc on the digestive system. Acupuncture restores balance to this sensitive area and offers often immediate relief.

Acupuncture is relaxing, painless and gentle, and drug-free.  Less stress, a healthy body, balance – and the endorphins are certainly a bonus! Acupuncture helps you with your pregnancy from start to finish — a happy, healthy you…and baby!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Loves Your Neck! Holistic Relief for Neck Pain

Woman's Neck with OrchidAttention commuters, snow shovelers and all those suffering with neck pain — Acupuncture can help relieve stiff necks!

Sometimes shoveling Nature’s bounty, working endless hours hunched over a computer or all those hours spent commuting can be a literal pain in the neck. The neck is more subject to injury than any other portion of the spine, because of its position and range of motion, and because it plays such a vital role in the support of the head.

There are so many tendons and connecting tissue structures that enable the movement of the neck and arms, and we can also store our stress there. It is easy for nerves to get irritated in the mix, and when we add extra strain of commuting long hours or lifting endless piles of snow, this can really cause problems.

Neck pain can be mild enough so that it is a mere annoyance, or severe enough that it can interfere with quality of life. Sometimes a stiff neck occurs in conjunction with a headache.

Acupuncture can relieve both!

Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of neck pain, particularly those caused by whiplash.  In many cases, acupuncture has worked for patients whose conditions could not be solved using conventional approaches.

Let it snow! Acupuncture relieves neck pain!

Let it snow! Acupuncture relieves neck pain!

Acupuncture is very helpful and quickly so. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are necessary, unless longstanding injuries are the cause, in which case more treatments will be needed. We treat local point sites, and include points at the neck area, as relieving the extra tension there gives immediate improvement.

We will look into your history of health, and include your other symptoms in our considerations. Acupuncture gives quick and steady improvement, without use of drugs, and is gentle and relaxing.

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel pain-free?

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Ditch the Mid-Winter Drearies! Acupuncture Eases Seasonal Affective Disorder

Happy Feet with Acupuncture!

Feel Free from the Winter Doldrums with Acupuncture

If you’re suffering from seasonal depression, acupuncture can help!

We are certainly in the thick of winter, and it can certainly seem to be never ending. Are you feeling irritable, finding it hard to sleep or relax, wanting to avoid social situations, and perhaps feeling a bit more down than you’d like to feel?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects over ten million of us in the United States each year. For many, the symptoms start in the fall and carry on through the winter, although some people do suffer seasonal depression in the spring or early summer. It’s more common in women than in men, but men often suffer more severe symptoms.

While the true cause of SAD is not known, it is commonly thought that decreased melatonin levels caused from the limited exposure to sunlight in the winter are involved, as well as decreased serotonin levels which may trigger depression. This lack of natural light may also be upsetting to your “biological clock,” which controls your sleep-wake pattern and other circadian rhythms.

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Enjoy Winter with Acupuncture!

Common symptoms of SAD may include:

  • Feelings of depression or hopelessness
  • A desire to sleep more
  • Withdrawal from social life
  • Lack of interest in activities that you normally enjoy
  • Feeling like your body is heavy, or feeling low in energy, even after a full night’s sleep
  • Increased appetite, craving for high-carb / high-fat foods, and weight gain

As with other types of depression, SAD can get worse and lead to serious problems if it isn’t treated.

Here’s some good news — acupuncture can help! Acupuncture is one of the most time-tested treatments known to mankind. Treating depression with acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, and avoids the potential side effects of traditional medication.

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and cause the release of neurotransmitters.  Acupuncture also reduces insomnia through increasing nighttime endogenous melatonin secretions. Besides acupuncture, it is also helpful for people to stay active and ensure that they have proper nourishment, rest, and time for introspection. There’s lots of fun outdoor activities despite the cold weather, and fresh air and exercise can make a big difference.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

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Turn the Lights Back On! Acupuncture Brings Relief to Migraine Sufferers

Get Back to that Book! Acupuncture Brings Migraine Relief

Get Back to that Book! Acupuncture Brings Migraine Relief

Acupuncture can bring relief to those suffering from migraines, and without side effects! 

Do you or someone you love suffer from migraines? What is a migraine? Migraine is a primary headache disorder defined by a painful headache and nausea, often accompanied with an increased sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting and a pulsating sensation, which is usually only present in one side of the head.

For many, migraines can strike without warning, and can often manifest as recurring attacks, usually lasting for 4 to 72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity. Migraines can completely incapacitate the person suffering an attack. In fact, The World Health Organization places migraine as one of the 20 most disabling medical illnesses on the planet.

Who Does Migraine Affect? (courtesy of American Migraine Association)

  • Thirty-six million Americans, about 12% of the population, suffer from migraine headaches.
  • One in four households in America has a member with migraine.
  • Migraine is 3 times more common in women than men. Migraine affects 30% of women over a lifetime.
  • Migraine is most common between the 3rd and 6th decades of life in both men and women. However, migraine affects people of all ages, including children and the elderly.
  • Although most people with migraine have a few attacks or less per month, 3% of the population have chronic migraine. Chronic migraine indicates the presence of at least 15 days of headache each month for at least 6 months.migraine triggers

Triggers for a migraine include stress, changes in sleep and eating patterns, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) or tyramine (red wine, certain cheeses, smoked fish and chicken livers, among others), menstruation, and sensory overloads (such as bright lights, loud noises and certain odors).

Migraines can be treated preventatively, and a few treatments will clear up most migraine patterns, permanently! The points chosen are usually on the upper back, neck, ear, abdomen, and the temple area of the head. Leg points are also relevant. Each person is evaluated individually, so the treatment points will vary. The treatment is painless and gentle, and without the side effects that over-the-counter and prescription medications bring.

Open the drapes, and turn on the lights! Acupuncture can bring relief and let you get back to your life.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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