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Improve Fertility and Make Your Pregnancy Easier with Acupuncture!

Are you ready for the pitter-patter of tiny feet?
There is help to be had through acupuncture! 

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 issues 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. Stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence.

Acupuncture helps balance the endocrine system and its hormones and to get to the root cause of both male and female infertility.

Acupuncture can also help boost your libido!

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start. Once you’re pregnant, acupuncture is still very much an ally.

Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s nausea, pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and relieve these common ailments, in addition to headache or migraine relief, and other common complaints.

Acupuncture can also help with post-term babies; it will induce labor efficiently and effectively, as well as reduce the stress, anxiety, and discomfort of an overdue baby.

Acupuncture keeps a mother’s body prepared, so that when the baby is ready, it is easy to get labor going naturally and progressing smoothly.

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

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Stay Healthy and Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Wherever you’re traveling, acupuncture is a great idea! 

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.

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!

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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Lyme Disease — Acupuncture Brings Relief from Symptoms

Boost your immunity and health with acupuncture!

Boost your immunity and health with acupuncture!

If you want to boost your immunity, and get relief from the symptoms of Lyme Disease, acupuncture is the answer!

Lyme disease by now is the best-known, worldwide example of a tick-borne disease. Many people have Lyme disease without experiencing any discomfort from symptoms. Many others are struggling with complex symptoms of Lyme, but are unaware that they are infected.

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick, specifically deer ticks. This tick, which is infested with a spirochete, bites a human and transmits the bacterium into the bloodstream. The symptoms typically appear within 7 to 14 days. A simple blood test is all that is required to determine if Lyme disease is present.

Lyme disease produces toxins and lipoproteins which trigger the immune system to produce many different kinds of inflammation.

Typical symptoms include joint ache, a rash on the skin (particularly in the area surrounding the bite) that often looks like a bull’s eye, headaches, fever, profuse sweating and fatigue, and neurological issues, though all of the symptoms are not present in every case.

Boost your whole family's immunity with acupuncture!

Boost your whole family’s immunity with acupuncture!

Lyme disease imitates a variety of illnesses and its severity can vary from person to person. Early detection and treatment is vital in preventing Lyme disease from advancing to the later stages.

At the earliest point in time, as soon as recognize you may have Lyme, go to a doctor, and get antibiotics immediately. The quicker and earlier the treatment, the better. The spirochetes are a serious problem that require proper antibiotics and MD care.

Give your health a boost with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is highly relevant and helpful for all phases of this disease, and is a wonderful addition to your primary support physician.

You will be amazed at the immediate improvement of joint symptoms, as well as the chronic fatigue factors that respond to the very first treatments. You can return to being pain-free, with a clear mind and good energy, without unpredictable ups and downs.

Acupuncture can improve the body’s immune response, the healing action, the body chemistry, and clearing the blockages in the energy pathways. Acupuncture also helps your brain to overcome the symptoms of neurological inflammation from the disease.

Depending on how long you have had Lyme, how many times, or how many years, you will need a series of treatments to hasten your complete recovery. Also important is ongoing attention to a healthy diet, nutritional supplementation, physical activity, and a positive mental outlook.

Lyme disease can be a very challenging condition to fight and recover from. As in all conditions and all patients, acupuncture treatment is always on a case-by-case basis. There are no harmful side effects and no possibility for addiction.

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? Visit: Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
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Gentle and Effective Treatment for Depression with Acupuncture

Relieve depression with acupuncture!

Get back into emotional balance naturally with acupuncture!

Are you suffering from depression? Depression affects one in ten Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How does one know if they’re depressed? When someone is feeling sad, hopeless, discouraged, unmotivated or disinterested for over 2 weeks, or these feelings start to interfere with their activities and duties it could be a major depressive episode. For men, depression can also show up as irritability, anger, or self-destructive behavior.

There are a large number of causes for depression, including genetics, chemical imbalances, hormone issues and other medical conditions. Depression may also be the result of a “dysregulation” of the seven emotions — joy, anger, worry, contemplation, grief, fear and shock.  If acupuncture is able to reestablish a balance among these emotions, the symptoms of depression are relieved.

Treating depression with acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, and avoids the potential side effects of traditional medication. Acupuncture often gives an immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes.

In addition to acupuncture, here’s a few suggestions to ease depression.

Be sure that you're getting plenty of light, fresh air and exercise!

Be sure that you’re getting plenty of light and exercise!

1. Practice Meditation. At a minimum, take some time out of your day to focus on everything you love in life.  In addition, with meditation, you can boost both serotonin and norepinephrine levels (important neurotransmitters in the brain), naturally.

2. Be in nature, or at least pretend to be.  Humans evolved over millions of years living outside.  Bright light therapy has been shown in several trials to helps alleviate depressive symptoms.  If you can, install some bright lights inside your work space.  Adding a few plants to your work space also brings nature inside, and provides free extra oxygen! Being outside is even better, because you’ll also increase your vitamin D levels naturally.

3. Exercise.  The right kind of exercise can do wonders for your body and mind.  Not only will it get you leaner, stronger, and help you live longer, it also improves your mood.

Get relief from depression, pain, stress and many other issues today! Schedule an appointment at CT Acupuncture .

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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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…

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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!

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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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

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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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!

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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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.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Suffer from headaches or migraines? Acupuncture Brings Soothing Relief

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