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Need Help With Your Weight? Acupuncture Balances Appetite!

 
Achieve Your Weight Goals with Acupuncture!

Achieve Your Weight Goals with Acupuncture!

Want success in achieving your weight goals?

Acupuncture is a natural and safe means of getting you to your optimum weight!

There are many reasons people become overweight – lack of exercise, overeating, hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, and poor nutrition are a few of the most common. 

Acupuncture is a great alternative treatment for establishing a healthy weight. It works as an appetite suppressant, aids in digestion, helps boost metabolism and enables relaxation. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats.

Best of all, with acupuncture, there are no harmful side effects and no possibility for addiction.

Smile! Acupuncture helps with weight loss!

Smile! Acupuncture helps with weight loss!

Acupuncture affects both physical wellness and mental aspects of weight loss. An increased level of endorphins is helpful in curbing your cravings, and this can be particularly helpful for those who deal with emotional eating. Acupuncture will leave you feeling calm and relaxed and often less hungry.

Regular acupuncture treatments have also been shown to help tone and shrink the stomach muscle, and this helps you feel full faster. 

Along with a healthy eating plan and appropriate exercise, acupuncture is a wonderful way to help you lose weight. 

What if I want to gain weight?
Get back into balance with acupuncture!

Get back into balance with acupuncture!

Some people also struggle with maintaining a healthy baseline weight, especially those who are dealing with continued high-stress situations, may be undergoing chemotherapy treatments, or suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.  

Acupuncture treats the whole person. We understand there is a connection between the mental, emotional and physical aspects of each patient, and acupuncture treatments are tailored to treat the individual. Many studies have shown that acupuncture can help those with generalized anxiety and depression, two conditions often diagnosed in eating disorder patients. 

Acupuncture also can work to stimulate the appetite, give you a sense of well-being and relaxation, and allows the body to get back into balance.

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

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No More Stress Eating! Acupuncture Rebalances Appetite!

Get those cravings under control!

Get those cravings under control!

When stress eating is becoming a bad habit, acupuncture can help!

Appetite is your body’s urge to eat, namely to satiate hunger, and is a trait shared by most species of higher life forms. We humans do have a certain gift for going to the extreme when under stress, however. There are many disorders that are directly linked to appetite, including anorexia, bulimia, overeating and binge eating. 

Your appetite is regulated by a number of physical and mental factors including the digestive tract and the central nervous system. When these items aren’t functioning correctly, a dysfunction of appetite occurs, either under eating (anorexia nervosa) or overeating (polyphaglia). The dangers presented by these conditions include ingesting either too much or too little nutrition, both of which can pose life-threatening health dangers. 

Acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, boosting metabolism, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. Acupuncture is effective, when in combination with diet and exercise, in improving digestive health, relieving stress and anxiety which often lead to emotional eating. 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. Acupuncture works to release endorphins, letting you feel less anxious and experience less frustration. With this improvement in mental health, many people will find acupuncture decreases the tendency to overeat and participate in binge eating so often associated with the daily stresses of life.

Point sites for appetite control are found on the external ear, as well as odd places like the feet, or hands, or even the abdomen. Upper back point sites may be chosen. Treatments often include other considerations such as metabolism improvements, elimination of fats and fluids, as well as improved diet and exercise advice.

Acupuncture is a powerful tool to help repair physical and emotional damage, as well as help relieve the distress of fighting an eating disorder. The body has a history that it subconsciously remembers and that can affect its ability to be optimally functioning and healthy. Acupuncture theory can recognize some signs to that history, and how the body is currently affected, and then chose appropriate point sites to give improvement. It supports recovery with minimal side effects and offer a holistic dimension that treats body, mind, and emotions simultaneously. Balance is everything!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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