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Seriously Upset? Ease Digestive Complaints with Acupuncture

Don’t suffer from bloating or other digestive upsets!
Keep your body happy with acupuncture!

If indigestion, gas or bloating bother you more than just an occasional episode from overeating, acupuncture treatments can help!

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. It eases symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, heartburn, bloating and constipation.

Acupuncture is safe, natural, effective and drug-free, and is often more effective than prescription drugs.

In a 2007 University of Arizona study, people with chronic heartburn who didn’t respond to prescription antacids underwent acupuncture twice a week. Their symptoms improved far more than those of people who took a double dose of the drug. Their chest pain decreased 82 percent, heartburn dropped 83 percent, and acid reflux fell 77 percent.

Researchers found a decrease in stomach acid and that digestion sped up, so less acid backed up into the esophagus. “It also seems to reduce pain perception in the esophagus,” stated study coauthor Ronnie Fass, M.D.

Acupuncture is very helpful for many other common digestive disorders including:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Excess Gas
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

Acupuncture may also benefit patients who find their symptoms are brought on or worsened by stress, anxiety and emotional issues. Acupuncture works to relieve the body of these stressors by helping to calm the nerves, inducing a state of relaxation.

Help your digestive system get strong and stay strong with acupuncture!

Here’s some helpful tips to combat bloating:

Take a walk – It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just enough physical movement to help stimulate digestion.

Be sure to chew your food thoroughly – Eating quickly can cause air swallowing that leads to bloating. You can decrease bloating simply by chewing your food more. This puts less pressure on your spleen, the system responsible for digestion in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Drink warm liquids – Avoid drinking cold liquids, especially with meals. The digestive organs are made of smooth muscle, and muscles like warmth. Ingesting cold will weaken the digestive system. Warm liquids will help it relax and gain strength over time, reducing bloating. Drink most fluids between meals and to only have small sips at meal time.

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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Raise Your Energy Levels Naturally with Acupuncture!

Are you feeling sluggish, despite the beautiful season?
Acupuncture boosts your energy!

If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top five complaints that acupuncturists hear.

There are a number of conditions that may be responsible for your fatigue. These include anemia, thyroid issues, low blood sugar, and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, if these conditions have been ruled out, you may have a tough time getting to the bottom of why you’re so tired.

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which works on the principle that all the organs in the body have an energy (Qi). Energy travels out of the organs and connects to your skin through channels called meridians. The meridians are connected all over your body.

There are many reasons why your Qi supplies get depleted. Poor diet, digestive issues, illness, working too hard, stress and strong emotions, and even chronic pain can all deplete your energy. If the energies become out of balance through stress, overwork or excess partying, you may experience low energy levels, digestive disorders or not being able to sleep properly.

Acupuncture works to clear obstructions and maximize the flow of energy and blood through the healing mechanisms of the body, including the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. This enhances the body’s own innate healing capacity and leads to an overall increase in energy and vitality.

Acupuncture also aids with pain relief, easing depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and many other ailments.

Stay healthy and happy, and enjoy the season more with acupuncture!

If you would like to learn about how acupuncture can boost your energy or help improve your health, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

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Get Gentle, Holistic Relief from Digestive Issues with Acupuncture!

Looking for effective relief from stomach or digestive issues? Get acupuncture!

Summer is the season for cookouts, parties, and lots of food-laden festivities. A little indigestion can happen this time of year, but for some, however, serious digestive issues are year round.

Acid reflux, or heartburn, is a common digestive complaint affecting approximately 44 percent of the adult U.S. population at least once a month, and 20 percent feel it at least once a week. Acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, and it can lead to more serious problems. Often pregnant women experience GERD, partly because the stomach has less room and contents are more easily upset.

Many people undergo dangerous surgery to heal acid reflux or take drugs that list serious side effects: irregular heartbeats, seizures, trouble breathing and a severe intestinal condition called Clostridium difficile. The great news is that you don’t need to take any of these risks when you heal your heartburn the natural way.

A 2007 study in the journal, “Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as a 2006 review in the Journal of Gastroenterology suggest that acupuncture may be a viable treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a chronic form of the condition.

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system, curing the underlying causes of acid reflux. Acupuncture helps ease symptoms and discomfort immediately, and also relieves indigestion, and stomach ache.

Acupuncture may also benefit patients who find their symptoms are brought on or worsened by stress, anxiety and emotional issues. Acupuncture works to relieve the body of these stressors by helping to calm the nerves thus inducing a state of relaxation

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including: 

  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

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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Be Ready for Summer! Get Weight Loss Help with Acupuncture

Swimsuit season is here!
Acupuncture will help you lose weight and feel your best, naturally!

Whether you want to just drop a few pounds or many, acupuncture works with you to make it easier!

If you’re having trouble shedding that leftover winter weight, the ancient practice of acupuncture helps to heal a host of ailments, and it also aids in weight loss.

There are many reasons people become overweight — overeating is the first reason, but poor nutrition, heredity, hormonal imbalances, a slow metabolism, and lack of exercise are also some of the most common.

Acupuncture can power up any other weight control plan by helping to keep your appetite in check, easing cravings, improving digestion, and enhancing the way nutrients are used. Treatments release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect. It makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating fattening foods.

Acupuncture can help re-balance the organ systems that are running too fast, or in this case too slow; specifically your metabolism and will power. If lack of energy is an issue, acupuncture treatments will give you a boost!

At the CT Acupuncture Center each person is evaluated individually. Treatment points vary based on careful consideration of a person’s history and symptoms. We understand that you are unique — that’s the key to effective acupuncture!

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

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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Acupuncture Helps Boost Your Metabolism — and Your Health!

Boost your health with acupuncture!

If you want to keep your appetite under control, improve your digestion, and enhance your overall health, acupuncture is the answer!

Metabolism is a key factor in weight control. Boosting the metabolism is the goal of those concerned about their weight everywhere. How quickly your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism, others do not. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, the metabolism slows steadily after age 40.

Weight gain is often the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the hypothalamus, the regulating center of the brain.  Your body is a finely tuned instrument, and the hypothalamus is the body’s dispatch center that regulates hormones and neurochemicals, and helps to control body temperature, circadian rhythm, thirst and hunger. Acupuncture brings this energy back into balance.

A history of irregular eating, overeating and even thyroid dysfunction all contribute to a slow metabolism. Acupuncture can help to increase metabolism by stimulating the thyroid and endocrine glands as your body adjusts to the changes in your diet and exercise.

In addition, acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.

Boost Your Metabolism with Acupuncture, and Fall in Love with Food Again!

Love Food? Boost Your Metabolism with Acupuncture!

Bonus: Acupuncture treatments release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect. It makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating fattening foods.

Those endorphins also affect the digestive and hormonal systems. Acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast, or in this case too slow; specifically your metabolism and will power. If lack of energy is an issue, acupuncture treatments will give that a boost, too!

Give yourself the gift of improved health and get relief from pain and stress today! Schedule an appointment at the CT Acupuncture Center.

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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Don’t Bloat! Get Acupuncture for Digestive Complaint Relief

Keep your belly happy with acupuncture!

Keep your belly happy with acupuncture!

Do you suffer from bloating or other digestive upsets?
Keep your body happy with acupuncture!

If indigestion, gas or bloating bother you more than just an occasional episode from overeating, acupuncture treatments can help!

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. It eases symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, heartburn, bloating and constipation.

Acupuncture is safe, natural, effective and drug-free, and is often more effective than prescription drugs.

In a 2007 University of Arizona study, people with chronic heartburn who didn’t respond to prescription antacids underwent acupuncture twice a week. Their symptoms improved far more than those of people who took a double dose of the drug. Their chest pain decreased 82 percent, heartburn dropped 83 percent, and acid reflux fell 77 percent.

Researchers found a decrease in stomach acid and that digestion sped up, so less acid backed up into the esophagus. “It also seems to reduce pain perception in the esophagus,” stated study coauthor Ronnie Fass, M.D.

Acupuncture is very helpful for many other common digestive disorders including:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Excess Gas
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease

Acupuncture may also benefit patients who find their symptoms are brought on or worsened by stress, anxiety and emotional issues. Acupuncture works to relieve the body of these stressors by helping to calm the nerves, inducing a state of relaxation.

 Help your digestive system get strong and stay strong with acupuncture!

Here’s some helpful tips to combat bloating:

Take a walk – It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just enough physical movement to help stimulate digestion.

Be sure to chew your food thoroughly – Eating quickly can cause air swallowing that leads to bloating. You can decrease bloating simply by chewing your food more. This puts less pressure on your spleen, the system responsible for digestion in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Drink warm liquids – Avoid drinking cold liquids, especially with meals. The digestive organs are made of smooth muscle, and muscles like warmth. Ingesting cold will weaken the digestive system. Warm liquids will help it relax and gain strength over time, reducing bloating. Drink most fluids between meals and to only have small sips at meal time.

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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Four Solid Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Spring

Enjoy Spring with Acupuncture!

Want a natural approach to health this Spring? Try acupuncture!

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to successfully treat a wide variety of concerns and conditions. These are four that this holistic, effective treatment works wonders for!

1. Acupuncture for Weight Control/Weight Loss 

Shorts and swimsuit weather is coming! Whether you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight, acupuncture takes the stress out of losing weight.

Acupuncture treatments release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect, bringing stress to a minimum. It can help rebalance the organ systems, and strengthens the liver function. The liver produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down the fats that cause weight gain.

Acupuncture can power up any weight control strategy by keeping your appetite in check, easing cravings, improving digestion, and enhancing the way nutrients are used.

2. Acupuncture for Pain Relief  

In cases of strains and sprains, acupuncture serves to reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. It helps injured muscles heal more quickly, by reducing the body’s tendency to protect the injury that often contributes to further distress. Acupuncture supports healthy hormone function which will help support your joints’ integrity, gives you more energy, and can help create pain relieving substances within the body to help it feel better!

Acupuncture is effective for headaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual pain, and so much more!

3. Acupuncture for Allergy Relief 
Allergy relief with acupuncture!

Allergy relief with acupuncture!

According to the National Center for Health Statistics about 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies.

Symptoms typically include sneezing, dry and unproductive coughing, wheezing, swollen sinuses that lead to stuffy noses and headaches, , itching, watery and reddened eyes, runny noses, reduced sense of smell and taste, and disturbed sleep.

Acupuncture treatments can give immediate relief from allergy symptoms, and further, it can address the variety of underlying causes, naturally, with no side effects!

4. Acupuncture for an Immunity Boost 

Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted. This enhances the body’s own innate healing capacity and leads to an overall increase in energy and vitality.  When these channels are open, the immune system functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy.

The best part? Acupuncture is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

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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Lighten Up, It’s Spring — Lose Weight with Acupuncture!

Eat healthy, and get acupuncture!

Eat healthy, and get acupuncture!

Whether you want to just drop a few pounds or many, acupuncture works with you to make it easier!

Spring is definitely in the air, and for many of us, Winter helped us pack on a few pounds more than we’d like to admit.

Overeating is the obvious first choice, but there are many reasons people become overweight – poor nutrition, heredity, hormonal imbalances, a slow metabolism, and lack of exercise are also some of the most common.

Becoming overweight can also be the consequence of various medical conditions. This includes hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis.

The ancient practice of acupuncture helps to heal a host of ailments, and it also aids in weight loss!

Acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by helping to keep your appetite in check, easing cravings, improving digestion, and enhancing the way nutrients are used.

Boost your energy and your mood with acupuncture!

Boost your energy and your mood with acupuncture!

Acupuncture treatments release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect. It makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating fattening foods.

Those endorphins also affect the digestive and hormonal systems. Acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast, or in this case too slow; specifically your metabolism and will power. If lack of energy is an issue, acupuncture treatments will give you a boost!

In addition, acupuncture strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. A healthy liver is a happy liver! Acupuncture can also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.

Acupuncture is effective, painless, and best of all, drug-free! 

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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Ease Pregnancy Discomforts with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is effective, gentle, and helps with so much!

Acupuncture is effective, gentle, and holistic!

Acupuncture helps you with your pregnancy from start to finish!

Have you considered acupuncture? Acupuncture has been used for centuries for a large number of reasons. It’s effective, relaxing, gentle, and best of all, drug-free.

Many scientific studies have been conducted to verify the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy.

Acupuncture has been found to be a safe and worthwhile complementary treatment, relieving a host of symptoms, resulting in a happy, healthy you, and baby!

  • Fertility – Acupuncture is helpful even before you are pregnant. It can improve the chances of you becoming, and staying pregnant.
  • Nausea, Digestive Upsets – Acupuncture eases vomiting and nausea related to morning sickness, with improvements starting with the first session. It also alleviates heartburn and constipation.
  • Pain and swelling – Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s from pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and soothe these common ailments, in addition to providing headache or migraine relief.
  • Sleep issues and fatigue – Getting sufficient sleep is one of the biggest challenges in pregnancy. Acupuncture can help pregnant women get better and more rejuvenating sleep. It also increases fuel production and energy levels.
  • Stress, mild to moderate depression – Acupuncture significantly reduces stress and anxiety during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Depression can also be alleviated with acupuncture.
  • Labor induction and shortening the length of labor – Acupuncture can be used to prepare the mother’s body for labor and delivery. It is also effective at reducing the length of labor.

    Acupuncture - a natural, healthy choice!

    Acupuncture – a natural, healthy choice!

  • Postnatal – Acupuncture even helps after your bundle of joy is born! It assists with your physical and mental recovery after delivery, preventing fatigue and mood swings, and improving energy levels. Treatment can also improve blood circulation, leading to improved breast milk supply.

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start with acupuncture!

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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Reduce Bloating and Digestive Issues with Acupuncture

Acupuncture brings relief from gas and other digestive issues.

Acupuncture brings relief from gas and other digestive issues.

Soothe bloating and other stomach discomforts with acupuncture!

We all have a tendency to overindulge when celebrating with family or friends, or with tempting leftover Halloween candy.

If you feel bloated, you may be receiving a signal that the body is not digesting food properly. Sometimes poor digestion results from intolerance to a specific food, such as gluten or lactose. Other causes include irritable bowel syndrome, not drinking enough water, eating high-fat foods and stress.

If indigestion, gas or bloating bother you more than just an occasional episode from overeating, acupuncture treatments can help!

Acupuncture heals the channels of the entire digestive system. It eases symptoms and discomfort immediately, relieving indigestion, stomach ache and acid reflux, bloating and constipation.

Acupuncture works immediately to harmonize, balance, and strengthen your digestive system. Acupuncture may also benefit patients who find their symptoms are brought on or worsened by stress, anxiety and emotional issues. Acupuncture helps to calm the nerves, resulting in a relaxed body, and a happy, healthy digestive system. It’s also a great immunity boost! 

Don’t suffer from digestive discomfort. Try acupuncture!

Prevention can also be helpful. Here’s a few tips to avoid bloating.

Go for a short walk after meals -- it's good for your digestion!

A short walk after meals is good for your digestion!

  • Eat slowly! Take time to enjoy your food — you avoid swallowing air, which can lead to gas retention.
  • Avoid salt – an extra salty meal may lead to water retention, which causes bloating.
  • Avoid fatty foods – fats take longer for the body to process, hindering digestion.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks – as you consume these drinks, carbon dioxide gas builds up in your body. This can quickly lead to bloating, especially if you drink them quickly. Plain water is best.
  • Go for a walk – a short walk can alleviate bloating after a meal.

If you would like to learn about how acupuncture can improve your digestion and your health, visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Suffer from headaches or migraines? Acupuncture Brings Soothing Relief

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