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Get Spring Allergy Relief with Acupuncture!

Enjoy Spring with Acupuncture!

Spring has arrived, and so have seasonal allergies — acupuncture to the rescue!

If you suffer from allergies, you are most certainly not alone.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 40 million.

An allergy is an immune system disorder that occurs when your body has an inflammatory, hypertensive reaction to what is a normally benign substance, like pollen. Common conditions such as hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are actually allergic reactions.

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.

Most treatments aim to reduce the discomfort of the symptoms temporarily, and they often come with negative side effects.

Get allergies under control with acupuncture!

Get allergies under control with acupuncture!

Safe, Effective Treatment of Spring Allergies

Most over-the counter drugs treatments aim to reduce the discomfort of the symptoms temporarily, and they often come with negative side effects. But not acupuncture. Acupuncture treats allergies safely and effectively with no side effects. It 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, they can address the variety of underlying causes. With acupuncture treatments allergy symptoms will ultimately stop, and the reactiveness will calm down.

Try acupuncture! Enjoy life, without the allergic reactions, and have a happy Spring!

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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!

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Travel Healthy with Acupuncture!

Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Wherever you’re traveling, acupuncture is a great idea before and after your trip! (And sometimes during!)

Traveling can be so much fun, and it’s always smart to have a plan to keep you healthy! Here’s a helpful travel tip — before your trip, acupuncture treatments work to boost and strengthen your immunity. Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted.

Your immune system then functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy, even if your seatmate is making sniffling sounds.

Another benefit of acupuncture treatments before your trip is motion sickness relief. Motion sickness is very common, especially on boats. When your brain gets conflicting signals, and your eyes sense relative stillness, but your balance and position centers sense motion, this can spell trouble on the high seas, or in the air. Acupuncture treats motion sickness, often with immediate success, preventing the nausea and vertigo. Many cruise ships have licensed, on-board practitioners that can assist you if you are heavily affected by motion sickness.

Are you a nervous traveler? Many people experience nerves before and often during travel. Acupuncture helps with that, too!

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

Avoid Jet Lag and Sleep Well with Acupuncture!

Avoid Jet Lag and Sleep Well with Acupuncture!

The resulting effect from acupuncture is a feeling of relaxation, calm and an overall sense of well-being. What a great way to start a trip!

After your trip, acupuncture is also a great ally. Resetting the body clock using acupuncture can help ease jet lag symptoms. Getting a treatment can definitely help restore your equilibrium, and relieve fatigue. You’ll want to get acupuncture within 24 hours or so of landing in order for it to be most effective. This will give you an immunity boost, as well!

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow, making it especially helpful in treating the stiffness and soreness associated with jet lag and uncomfortable beds or seats. The body always feels very relaxed afterwards allowing you to have a wonderful night’s sleep.  

Whether you’re traveling or curling up at home with a good book as an escape, get set to stay healthy and enjoy the season with acupuncture!

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Chronic Fatigue is Exhausting! Acupuncture Helps Put the Spring in Your Step

Feel refreshed with acupuncture!

Feel refreshed with acupuncture!

Don’t let fatigue bring life to a slow crawl! Get acupuncture!

Fatigue is a very common complaint that brings people to an acupuncturist. A few of the basic reasons for fatigue are stress, not getting enough sleep, poor dietary choices, nutritional deficiencies, being on the go all of the time, and/or too little exercise.

There’s two different kinds of fatigue. Physical fatigue is indicated by a general lethargy or listlessness, while mental fatigue is characterized by a feeling of drowsiness and an inability to pay attention. Acupuncture is extraordinarily helpful with both physical and mental fatigue, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)  — when the tiredness and heavy feeling won’t stop, and headaches and pain are added to the mix of exhaustion.

CFS can happen over time or suddenly come about. People who get CFS over time get more and more tired over weeks or months, suddenly feel fine one day and then feel extremely tired the next. The extreme tiredness may come and go, and in some cases the extreme tiredness never goes away.

There is no reason to suffer needlessly from fatigue, and instead feel relaxed, energized and feel less painAcupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of the symptoms as well as in the underlying causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Fight Fatigue with Acupuncture!

Fight Fatigue with Acupuncture!

The most noticeable benefits of acupuncture for CFS include:

  • Less pain
  • Better sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Better overall health

Acupuncture helps to improve fatigue immediately, after the first treatment. Often patients remark that for even other primary concerns, fatigue was the first improvement they noticed.

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and cause the release of neurotransmitters. Stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation and deactivating the ‘analytical’ brain, which is responsible for insomnia. Acupuncture also increases nighttime melatonin secretions, and this means better sleep!

Less pain, better sleep, and stress relief — let acupuncture work for you!

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

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Depressed this Holiday Season? Acupuncture for Emotional Balance

Enjoy the Season with Acupuncture!

Enjoy the Season with Acupuncture!

Don’t suffer from depression. Bring your body and emotions back into balance with acupuncture!

The holidays can be filled with a dizzying array of events, visitors, travel and endless shopping trips. For many people, it can also be a time filled with sadness and anxiety. Sometimes it seems too difficult to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the season — stress of any kind can build up, and physical manifestations can take place.

Tension and stress affect different people in different ways. For some, it manifests as emotional tension. Energy can stagnate in the chest area, and heart palpitations and nervousness can occur, as well as feelings of anxiety or feeling distant emotionally.

In other people, the build up and stagnation of energy can cause muscle tension, pain, spasm and headaches. If the tension isn’t relieved, and is allowed to become chronic, it can lead to habitual anger, migraines and high blood pressure, among other symptoms.

Stress, anxiety and depression can cause a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, and menstrual irregularities, and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Acupuncture treatments can directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental and physical health. Acupuncture can be very helpful for those who suffer from depression as treatments can bring the body to a more balanced state.

Get a great night's sleep with acupuncture!

Get a great night’s sleep with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is used to unblock energy, and move it through channels in the body and either balance it or repel it from the body via the meridian system. This causes energy to flow freer in the channels of the body, allowing the person to feel more relaxed, balanced, and able to focus.

Acupuncture treatments often have the quality of sleep and deep relaxation. In fact, many patients report falling asleep during the session, and enjoy a good night’s sleep following treatment.

Acupuncture is a fantastic way to release built up stress, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble.

Enjoy the holiday season with acupuncture!

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Don’t Stress! Enjoy the Holidays with Acupuncture

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Enjoy the holidays with acupuncture!

Don’t be ho-hum this holiday season — get your stress under wraps with acupuncture!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and it can also be a time of extra commitments, nonstop activity, and pressure to get it all done. This can result in a lot of stress both mental and physical.

Hang on to your Santa hats! There is a gentle and effective way to handle this stress — acupuncture!

Everyone feels stressed occasionally, but when it continues for a long time or gets overwhelming it can take a real toll on your health. The immune system is particularly sensitive to its effects, and the holidays coincide with the cold and flu season. This means that ongoing stress can leave you vulnerable to any number of illnesses that no one would want as a gift.

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Stress melts away with acupuncture!

Acupuncture works to strengthen your immunity. Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted. When these channels are open, the immune system functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy.

Acupuncture helps you manage stress and anxiety, and relieve insomnia.  Let that stress melt away like snow from a salted sidewalk! Acupuncture is extremely relaxing and most people fall asleep after the needles are inserted. Patients often report feeling a sense of calm and quiet energy after their treatments, as well a great night’s sleep.

Acupuncture relieves pain. Stress can have a real impact on your physical well-being. Many people report increased pain and discomfort in the upper back, neck, low back or other joints during this time of year. Studies show that acupuncture helps to relieve osteoarthritis, sciatica, neck, back and shoulder pain, migraines and headaches.

Pain relief, stress relief and an immunity boost — acupuncture is a great gift this holiday season! 

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Boost Your Energy with Acupuncture!

Get Energized This Autumn with Acupuncture!

Get Energized This Autumn with Acupuncture!

Feeling your spirits drag with the change of the clock?
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.

Fall is fun! Enjoy it more with acupuncture!

Fall is fun! Enjoy it more with acupuncture!

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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Four Reasons (at least) Why You Need Acupuncture This Fall

Stay happy and healthy this Fall with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is great for the whole family!

Fall is here! Here’s four ways that Acupuncture can boost your health!

Would you like to relieve allergies, boost your immunity, and ease seasonal depression or anxiety?

Try Acupuncture!

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.

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.

In addition to allergy relief, acupuncture can boost your immunity. Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted. When these channels are open, the immune function functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy.

Stay Healthy This Fall with Acupuncture! CT Acupuncture Center

Stay Healthy This Fall with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture enhances the body’s defense mechanisms against viruses and bacteria. It also regulates the activity of white blood cells, which also fight against infection and allergic reactions.

That’s not all that acupuncture can help with — third on the list is seasonal depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects over ten million of us in the United States each year. Acupuncture can be very helpful for those who suffer from seasonal depression as it brings the body to a more balanced state, and even prevents complications.

In addition to depression, acupuncture is a powerful treatment for relieving anxiety. It is highly effective in treating emotional problems, and it also addresses the body, relieving the headaches, upset stomach, muscle aches, insomnia, and irritability that anxiety and stress can cause.

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

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

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Boost Your Libido! Acupuncture Can Bring Back the Romance

Spice up your love life with acupuncture!

Spice up your love life with acupuncture!

Your sex life can be a sensitive subject to talk about. But if you can use a little help in the love department, acupuncture can help increase your libido!

Did you know that acupuncture has been used effectively for thousands of years to enhance the sex drive of both women and men?

Acupuncture improves libido by addressing the reasons why it was lost or diminished in the first place.

Stress is a major cause of loss of libido. It stagnates the energy in your body, and can also lower sperm count. Acupuncture is very helpful for decreasing stress — both physical and emotional.

Sometimes an emotional issue that has repressed a person’s energy for years can clear up within just a few acupuncture sessions.

Reactions to medications can also decrease sex drive. Research published in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine found that women who struggled with sex while taking antidepressants had improved libido and lubrication after 12 consecutive weeks of acupuncture treatment. The results are especially encouraging in light of the fact that many medications used to treat depression cause sexual dysfunction in 50–90% of patients.

Better sleep with acupuncture!

Better sleep with acupuncture!

Fatigue and lack of sleep are also a large factor in a reduction in one’s sex life. Acupuncture is fantastic at improving sleep quality. It helps increase melatonin production and total sleep time.

It can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. With all those extra zzz’s, your sexual desire and stamina will increase!

Lack of energy can contribute to loss of libido, too. Acupuncture naturally eliminates stressors that block energy channels and allows energy to flow smoothly — increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Acupuncture is very helpful for infertility and impotency issues, too.  It is an effective and 100% natural and safe method of treatment.

If you would like to learn about how acupuncture can help improve your sex drive (and help you sleep!) visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

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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.

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