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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Feeling Anxious This Fall? Acupuncture Balances Emotions

Acupuncture Brings Balance to Anxiety Sufferers

Acupuncture Brings Balance to Anxiety Sufferers

The change of season is beautiful, but when anxiety gets overwhelming, acupuncture is a great autumn friend!

Anxiety is a very common issue. In the United States, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million adults — women twice more than men.

Some stress is normal in life. But when the levels get too high, anxiety can cause such distress that it interferes with someone’s ability to lead a normal life. Distress can disturb the body’s internal balance, leading to physical symptoms such as headaches, an upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, sexual dysfunction, and difficulty sleeping. Emotional problems can also result from distress.

There is no reason to suffer from anxiety any longer.

Acupuncture is a powerful treatment for relieving anxiety. It is highly effective in treating emotional problems, and it also addresses the physical realm, relieving the headaches, upset stomach, muscle aches, insomnia, and irritability that anxiety and stress can cause.

Treatment for anxiety varies from person to person, as there is no “one size fits all” type of treatment, as different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms. There are many ways of dealing with anxiety, but acupuncture is an extraordinarily helpful tool. Acupuncture often gives an immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes.

Enjoy Autumn! Acupuncture Brings Anxiety Relief

Enjoy Autumn! Acupuncture Brings Anxiety Relief

Acupuncture works well with diet corrections, supplementation, as well as necessary medications.

It is important to make sure that your body is getting adequate Vitamin D, as our bodies aren’t getting as much sun as we have in the previous summer months, and as a result we aren’t producing as much Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is also important for immunity, bone health and heart health, and it helps protect against cancer. Vitamin D supplements may improve seasonal anxiety and depression that worsen during the winter months.

Magnesium is also very helpful — it’s a calming mineral that nourishes the nervous system. Magnesium is also very protective of the heart and arteries; again, this is important if you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks.

Meditation and exercise are also important additions to a healthy approach. It is also important to stay hydrated. 

Let acupuncture bring you back into balance, and to enjoy this beautiful season!

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help you get relief from anxiety visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Insomnia keeping you from getting a good night’s rest? Sleep Like a Happy Baby! Acupuncture for Insomnia

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Seasonal Allergies – Acupuncture Works Without Side Effects

Relief from Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture!

Relief from Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture!

There’s no need to suffer with seasonal allergies — acupuncture brings relief, holistically!

It’s not just Spring — the changing of Summer to Autumn can cause allergies to act up. What causes this reaction? Pollen that is spread by the wind is usually the main culprit of seasonal allergies.

And it’s not just pollen. People who are allergic to pollen are also often sensitive to mold, ragweed, dust mites, and animal dander. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone. About 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 40 million, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Most symptoms become apparent within 5 or 10 minutes of exposure to the allergens and typically include sneezing, dry and unproductive coughing, wheezing, itchy sensations on the roof of the mouth or at the back of the throat, swollen sinuses leading to a stuffy nose and headaches, a runny nose, itching, watery and reddened eyes, reduced sense of smell and taste, and disturbed sleep. That can certainly make it hard to concentrate and perform daily tasks, especially at work or school.

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Enjoy the season without the allergies!

Acupuncture is one of the major holistic therapies used for thousands of years to address the underlying energetic relationships in the body that makes those allergic reactions happen. Acupuncture treatments can give immediate relief from the symptoms, and further, it can address the variety of underlying causes.

Best of all, acupuncture is a great way to bring allergy relief and avoid the negative side effects that allergy medications can have. Even if used in conjunction with medication, a combination therapy can at least lessen their impact.

A recent study on the effects of acupuncture on seasonal allergies was published in the February 2013 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. German researchers studied 422 people who tested positive for pollen allergies and found that those who received acupuncture therapy reported improved symptoms and a decrease in their antihistamine use.

Get relief from seasonal allergies! Give acupuncture a try!

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help you get relief from allergies visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

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Insomnia keeping you from getting a good night’s rest? Sleep Like a Happy Baby! Acupuncture for Insomnia

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Sleep Like a Happy Baby! Acupuncture for Insomnia

Get a good night's rest with acupuncture!

Get a good night’s rest with acupuncture!

Ready for a good night’s sleep? Try acupuncture!

Insomnia is nothing anyone dreams about. When it happens regularly, it can affect your health, your relationships, your job, and the list goes on.

Whether it’s due to a hectic schedule and the wheels in the brain that won’t stop turning, diet issues, an emotional crisis, or other issues, restless nights can be a drag. Acupuncture to the rescue!

Acupuncture is helpful for treating all sleep problems. Acupuncture is often thought of for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and chronic fatigue. Acupuncture works by approaching the mind and body holistically to address internal imbalance, encouraging the flow of natural energy, and releasing physical and mental tension. Acupuncture can free up energetic and physical blocks, leading to ideal movement and function throughout the body.

Sleep like a baby with acupuncture!

Sleep like a baby with acupuncture!

At the initial consultation, we gather information to get a complete picture of what is causing the disturbed sleep. Also important to factor in is the age of the patient; treatment for children with sleep disorders will be different from that for adults who have the same symptoms.

The therapy boosts your mood and immune system. It relaxes muscle tension, enhances circulation, and promotes better sleep!

Acupuncture provides fast relief to break the cycle of bad sleep, and rebuild your quality of life. Acupuncture combined with lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Most people experience improvement quickly, with few treatments.  The best part? No side effects in the morning aside from feeling energized and well-rested.

Give acupuncture a try!

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can help you get a great night’s sleep, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain keeping you from reaping the fruits of your labor? Get Back to Gardening Your Eden – Acupuncture Relieves Back Pain

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May The Odds Be In Your Favor — Acupuncture Improves Fertility

Increase Your Fertility Odds with Acupuncture!

Increase Your Fertility Odds with Acupuncture!

Ready for the pitter-patter of tiny feet? Acupuncture lends a helping hand to your pregnancy from start to finish.

If you have been having difficulty conceiving, or you just want the best possible odds for your pregnancy, acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive and easy way to potentially increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant.

How does acupuncture do this? Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help cure fertility problems by encouraging follicle production, improving blood circulation in the uterus (which creates a more welcoming environment for the embryo), improving uterine lining thickness and egg quality, treating menstrual cycle disorders and improving overall health, which can help you more easily conceive and remain pregnant.

Acupuncture isn’t just for hopeful mothers. Dads-to-be can benefit from acupuncture, too. One of the most beneficial ways acupuncture treatments increase fertility is by reducing stress. When people are under stress, the hormone cortizol is released in the brain, which alters the brain’s neurochemical balance, which changes hormone levels and disrupts the pituitary balance that is key to the reproductive cycle. Stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence.

Acupuncture Increases Fertility

Acupuncture Increases Fertility

Acupuncture infertility treatments counter the effects of stress and cortizol, and can have a positive effect on sperm production and quality, without causing any changes in behavior or sexual desire. Acupuncture can lead to significant increases in the number of normal sperm and equally significant reductions in structural defects.

Acupuncture can be used to treat any type of fertility disorder. Acupuncture 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.

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start. A nice flow of endorphins, stress reduction, a healthy body, balance — acupuncture is effective, relaxing, painless and gentle. Here’s to happy, healthy babies!

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can aid in boosting your fertility, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Dehydrated? Acupuncture helps with that too. Avoid Dehydration — Acupuncture Refreshes!

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