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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

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Acupuncture Will Help Keep Your Appetite Under Control This Winter

Stay balanced and healthy this winter with acupuncture!

Stay balanced and healthy this winter with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is a natural and safe means of balancing your appetite!

It’s wonderful to celebrate the holidays, to feast and enjoy the leftover bounty. But if you want to have help with keeping your appetite under control, improve your digestion and overall health, acupuncture is the answer.

Around the holidays and through the winter, the urge to snack and continue to eat when not specifically hungry or even beyond feelings of fullness can become a problem. It’s important to have a healthy appetite, and to be in balance.

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.

Acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, stopping cravings, boosting your 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 works to release endorphins, letting you feel less anxious and experience less frustration, and decreases the tendency to overeat and participate in binge eating so often associated with the daily stresses of life.

Acupuncture is a wonderful way to help you maintain a healthy, balanced appetite!

Here’s some more healthy tips to help you avoid weight gain this holiday season!

Enjoy a healthy holiday season!

Enjoy a healthy holiday season!

  • Don’t “save” your calories. Never go to a party hungry. Fill up with healthy choices before the party, so that temptation isn’t overwhelming. Focus on socializing instead.
  • Watch those liquid calories. All those hot chocolates, hot toddies and coffee concoctions can add up fast.
  • Eat and chew slowly. Mindful eating lets you savor everything, and your body will register when it is full in less time.
  • Drink lots of water. Proper hydration is so important!

Enjoy the season!

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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What Happened to the Pumpkin Pie!? Acupuncture Balances the Appetite (and Eases Stress Eating)

A Healthy Appetite with Acupuncture!

When Snacking, Snack Healthy!

It’s one thing to moderately celebrate a holiday, to feast and enjoy the leftover bounty. However, as work hours increase, overlapping get-togethers with friends family (including the in-laws), there’s ever so much more going on, emotionally and otherwise. Sometimes all at once!

When stress becomes overwhelming, the urge to snack and continue to eat when not specifically hungry or even beyond feelings of fullness can become a problem. 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, and 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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Don’t Gamble with Your Health! Help Beat Addiction and Reduce Withdrawal Symptoms with Acupuncture!

Beat the Odds with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture Wins Against Addiction

Alcohol. Cigarettes. Video Games. Medications. If use turns into addiction, there is help! Acupuncture can decrease cravings for drugs and alcohol, reduce withdrawal symptoms, relieve tension, and help people relax! Addiction is rampant in our society, with a host of addictions and new ones arising all the time: alcoholism, cocaine, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, pain medication, eating disorders, gambling or video game obsessions, shopping, cigarettes and sex, to name a few.

Millions of dollars and myriad studies conclude that addiction is a biological, pathological process in the brain, and many current television shows are illustrating true life accounts of what addiction can do to someone’s health and how it can destroy families and futures. Similar to other illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease, addiction is classified as a chronic illness that causes long-term physical, psychological and social affects. And it seems to becoming more rampant.

Addiction is one of the most overused, yet least understood words in our vocabulary, as its common use has been watered down to mean “something that someone likes to do a lot.” Most people are unaware that there are two distinct types of addiction: Substance Dependence and Behavioral Addiction. The definition for Substance Dependence is “a compulsive and psychological need for a habit-forming substance.” These substances (drugs, alcohol, tobacco) actually alter some of the body’s chemistry, though usually only temporarily. Addiction is also characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving.

Acupuncture is very helpful in treating all forms of addictions—from serious ones involving alcohol and hard drugs to relatively less serious ones involving nicotine and overeating.

Here are some of the ways acupuncture can help. Research has shown that acupuncture can raise the level of endorphins in the nervous system. Resembling opiates in structure and function, endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. Cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced by people giving up smoking or drugs can be alleviated by raising the level of endorphins in the nervous system. Some researchers also believe that the desire to eat is also mediated by the endorphin level in the brain, which would explain why acupuncture helps dieters to control their appetites.

Acupuncture alleviates withdrawal symptoms (including cravings, body aches, headache, nausea, sweating, muscle cramping, etc.) so mental and physical stability are quickly achieved, reduces the physical symptoms of withdrawal, relieves depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Food, smoking, and medication addictions are the ones that are most common and acupuncture certainly gives great results. With smoking, often only one treatment is needed! With medication addiction, a series of treatments over a short period of time is appropriate. With food, and appetite control, acupuncture is helpful quickly. The point sites vary a little from person to person, but ear points can always be included in the choice. A complete history and exam is always important to guide in the choice of point sites.

Other benefits? Acupuncture also works to clear the mind, build energy, and give a sense of well being. And that’s a great foundation to build upon!

For more information about how acupuncture can aid in addiction recovery, 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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Acupuncture and Weight Loss – A Great Tool To Use With a Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss with Acupuncture

Weight Loss with Acupuncture

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

While it’s usually a tool to aid in relieving illness or disease, acupuncture also works in many ways to aid in weight loss.

Often acupuncture is used to help correct the appetite in a weight loss program. 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. Emotional aspects that underlie can also be addressed with acupuncture. 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.

Of particular interest is the ability of acupuncture to influence obesity hormones. Research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments increased ghrelin, a hormone that controls meal initiation and decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism. The release of stress reducing endorphins helps you to manage the challenges of food cravings and weight gain anxiety.

The guiding principal is that acupuncture can give additional power to 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. It can unblock energy flows to and from the hypothalamus, the region within the brain that controls the appetite.  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.  In addition to weight loss effects, acupuncture has shown to decrease problems with joint pain, insomnia and headaches.

What a wonderful tool to use!

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Acupuncture and Appetite

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Acupuncture and Appetite

Appetite is your body’s urge to eat, namely to satiate hunger, and is a trait shared by most species of higher life forms. There are many disorders that are directly linked to appetite, including anorexia, bulimia, overeating and binge eating. The region of the brain that controls appetite is called the hypothalamus.

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.

Often acupuncture is used to help correct the appetite in a weight loss program. 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. Emotional aspects that underlie can also be addressed with acupuncture. 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.