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Acupuncture Brings Fast Relief to Spring Allergies

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.

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!

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

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Get Natural Allergy Relief this 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.

Acupuncture is safe and effective!

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!

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

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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

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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!

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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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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Top Five Reasons To Get Acupuncture This Summer

happy beach coupleBe Healthy and Happy All Summer Long with Acupuncture!

In Chinese medicine, summer is associated with the element of fire, and rightly so. The fiery summer months are when everything in nature has expanded to its peak, and characteristics of the fire element include joy, communication, and connection. So it’s a perfect match when we are celebrating summer with friends, good food, and fun!

However, with all the sun, this fire element can be too much of a good thing. Summer can also bring about some common health ailments, and the heat can make some conditions worse. Acupuncture can definitely help you enjoy the season more, improve your health and overall sense of well-being. But that’s not all!

Here’s the top five reasons why you should get acupuncture this summer.

Reason Number One: Allergy Relief! Enjoy the flowers without the sneezing! Acupuncture is excellent at bringing relief from allergies. Grasses, ragweed, and pollutants can really make seasonal allergies flare up. Acupuncture can bring relief in often just one session.

Reason Number Two: Acupuncture Soothes Rosacea Symptoms. Heat and humidity can make Rosacea flare up, and acupuncture systemically reduces the inflammation response in the body. It also stimulates the brain to release serotonin and endorphins, which work to reduce stress levels, which in turn assists with reducing symptoms.

Reason Number Three: Sunburn — Acupuncture Beats the Heat. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, sunburn is a trapping of damp heat in the skin that must be treated by releasing the heat and soothing the accompanying pain. In addition, acupuncture can also give the immune system a boost, and relieve the general fatigue and malaise often present after a major sun exposure.

Enjoy the beach, and remember the sunscreen!

Enjoy the beach, and remember the sunscreen!

Reason Number Four: Get That Beach Body! Acupuncture works as an appetite suppressant, aids in digestion, and helps boost your metabolism. Acupuncture helps balance hormones, and decreases the hormones that contribute to weight gain. Regular acupuncture treatments have also been shown to help tone and shrink the stomach muscle, and this helps you feel full faster.

Reason Number Five: RELAXATION. Acupuncture helps to release neurotransmitters such as endorphins. They are our “feel good” hormones that invite relaxation and peacefulness during treatments. Acupuncture is a fantastic way to release built up stress, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble.

Summer is here for such a short time — why not let acupuncture help you enjoy it to the fullest?

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Avoid Dehydration — Acupuncture Refreshes!

Avoid dehydration - drink more water and get acupuncture!

Avoid dehydration – drink more water and get acupuncture!

Are you dehydrated? Drink your water, and get acupuncture!

Summer’s here, and it’s easy to get dehydrated. Water is so important to our body. Water fills empty spaces and transports blood cells. It dissolves all the body solids and increases oxygen to the cells. It is the glue that keeps the solid parts of cells together, is the main source of energy production and also regulates energy by osmotic balancing. Everything in your body needs water to live.

Unfortunately, thirst isn’t always a reliable source of the body’s need for water, especially for children and older adults. Water is lost from the body from sweating, urinating, breathing, and bowel movements. How do you know if you’re dehydrated? Consider your personal color instead  — a better gauge is the color of your urine. Clear or light-colored urine means you’re well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration.

Time to drink more water! Here’s what can happen if you don’t…

Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:

  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
  • Thirst
  • Decreased urine output
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults
  • Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes
  • Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be darker than normal
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn’t “bounce back” when pinched into a fold
  • In infants, sunken fontanels — the soft spots on the top of a baby’s head
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • No tears when crying
  • Fever
  • In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness

So obviously, we need to pay attention to our hydration levels! When dehydration has occurred, acupuncture can help restore balance.

You can eat your water! About 20% of our daily H2O intake comes from solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables.

You can eat your water! Fresh produce like tomatoes, watermelons and oranges are high in water.

When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it results in increased heat, which results in increased blood flow, and it results in an increase in water to the damaged cells that cause pain. Acupuncture and water work as a team to help heal your body. By increasing the content of water to the damaged cells cellular healing occurs.

The following organs as important team players in the role of creating and moving blood: Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Lung, and Liver. Blood needs water to move. If blood does not function properly, then qi (or Life Force) cannot move well either.

Acupuncture isn’t just for dehydration — allergies, arthritis, and high blood pressure are also alleviated with acupuncture.

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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From Heartburn to Constipation – Acupuncture Eases Digestive Complaints

A Happy, Healthy Belly with Acupuncture!

A Happy, Healthy Belly with Acupuncture!

Take control of your digestive health this summer with acupuncture! 

If you are one of the 60-70 million people affected by some form of digestive disorder, there is safe, effective treatment!

Acupuncture can be a wonderful resource for feeling better now and maintaining those improvements over the long term.

Digestive function is a complex process, involving multiple organ systems, enzymes and hormones. Our digestive system is also home to many of the body’s immune cells. If our digestive system is not functioning properly, it needs to use enzymes normally associated with our immune system, thus weakening our immunity, and without proper elimination of waste products, the build up of toxic by-products in our body increases, leading to a greater chance of illness.

Poor digestive function can be affiliated with fatigue, accelerated aging, allergies, weak immune system and cancers, to a name a few.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help people gain digestive health, and heal while improving immunity!

Acupuncture is very helpful for many common digestive disorders including:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating/excess gas
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Celiac Disease
Have a healthy summer with acupuncture!

Have a healthy summer with acupuncture!

In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance of qi, or vital energy, in the body. The placement of needles at different points in the body helps unblock and stimulate this flow of energy. Acupuncture works to help your body heal and resolve the problem. Treatment is based on each individual’s needs, which could include either an excess or deficiency of qi.

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 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. A relaxed body, and a happy, healthy digestive system!

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Get a Head Start on Allergy Season with Acupuncture

Breathe Easy with Acupuncture!

It’s not just Spring, it’s Allergy Season! Acupuncture is a holistic way to keep your allergies at bay.

It was a long winter, for certain. And it’s not like you don’t appreciate the beauty of the flowers and the budding of the trees. You just know what it means. Weeks of sneezing, nose-blowing, headaches…and that’s just the average symptoms.

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; others include food allergies, reactions to bee stings, and certain medications.

There are two main factors that can make you susceptible to allergens — host and environmental factors.

Host factors are items that are genetic (race, age, gender, and heredity) while environmental factors are exposure to pollution, diseases, and exposure to high levels of allergens, particularly at a young age.

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

Boost Your Immunity with Acupuncture!

Enjoy the Outdoors with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is always in season.

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 aim to, and yes, give immediate relief from the symptoms, and further, it can address the variety of underlying causes.

Point sites for the underlying causes will be found on an individual basis after a thorough case history. Point sites for immediate relief include local points near the actual symptom places such as the sinus areas, and others not so obvious to understand such as near the hands or feet.  The point sites are always on the skin and the surface of the body.  A patient will happily experience immediate improvement of the symptoms.

Long term? The symptoms stop, and the reactiveness calms down.

You can get back to your regularly scheduled life. Enjoy the outdoors again and breathe deep!

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

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Asthma Sufferers — Acupuncture Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Suffer from Asthma? Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Suffer from Asthma? Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Do you or someone you love suffer from asthma? You’re not alone — approximately 20 million Americans have asthma, 9 million of them children. In fact, asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness. About half of all cases develop before the age of 10, and many children with asthma also have allergies.

Who gets asthma? Well, asthma is most likely caused by several factors. It could be in your genes — you’re more likely to develop asthma if others in your family have it. For those who are prone to it, exposure to environmental factors such as allergens, substances that cause an allergic reaction, or infections may increase the chance of developing asthma as well.

Most people with asthma may go for periods of time without any symptoms, then have an asthma attack. Some people have chronic shortness of breath that gets worse during an attack. Asthma attacks can last minutes to days, and can become dangerous if airflow to the lungs becomes severely restricted.

Allergens Can Play a Part in Asthma

Allergens Can Play a Part in Asthma

Primary symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing — usually begins suddenly; may be worse at night or early in the morning; can be made worse by cold air, exercise, and heartburn
  • Chest tightness
  • Cough (dry or with sputum) — in cough-variant asthma, this may be the only symptom

There are typically two types of asthma—extrinsic and intrinsic—and both will respond to acupuncture. Intrinsic asthma is caused by factors such as chemicals, cold air, exercise, infection and emotional upset. Extrinsic asthma is allergy-related and is triggered by pollen, dust, mold and animal dander.

Acupuncture acts on the nervous system by soothing the parasympathetic nerves while stimulating the sympathetic nerves. This causes the bronchioles to expand and mucus membranes to contract, leading to improved breathing. Acupuncture also reduces the level of inflammatory chemicals in the blood, thereby reducing the allergic response.

The effects of acupuncture are cumulative. After a series of treatments, patients notice a reduction in the frequency and severity of their attacks. Acupuncture has the effect of strengthening a person’s constitution and overall health so that their allergic response is reduced.

Many have found relief with acupuncture — contact us for more information today!

Source: Asthma | University of Maryland Medical Center 

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