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Dehydrated? Acupuncture Brings Relief

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Dehydrated? Acupuncture Brings Relief

Acupuncture can help restore balance, naturally!

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. If you’re dehydrated, acupuncture brings relief.

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 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 also works to relieve stress and pain, naturally!

It is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

We look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The root cause of the pain will be treated. 

Stay healthy and happy 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

Need help achieving your weight loss goals? Lose Weight Safely with Acupuncture!

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Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed acupuncturist in Fairfield, Wilton and Bethel, CT for over 30 years. 


 

Top Reasons To Get Summer Acupuncture

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Have more fun this summer with acupuncture!

Summer is here, and here are some great ways that acupuncture can boost your and your family’s health this season!

Would you like to relieve seasonal allergies, boost your immunity and energy, achieve your optimum weight, all while getting fast relief from pain and stress? Acupuncture can do all of this!

Did you know that about 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 40 million? (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.

Going on vacation? 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 strong and healthy 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 — acupuncture can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Whether you want to just drop a few pounds or many, acupuncture works with you to make it easier!

If you’re having difficulty losing weight on your own, the ancient practice of acupuncture helps to aid in weight loss.

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!

Acupuncture also works to relieve stress and pain, naturally!

Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The root cause of the pain will be treated. 

Stay healthy and happy, and enjoy the summer 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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Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed acupuncturist in Fairfield, Wilton and Bethel, CT for over 30 years. 


 

Strengthen Immunity with Acupuncture!

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Want to increase your immunity? Try acupuncture!

It’s more important than ever to keep your immunity strong.

Did you know acupuncture can boost your immune system?

How does it work? Acupuncture acts on the body’s own subtle energy system 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.

But that’s not all. Treatments often bring about a sense of wonderful relaxation. It has been proven that such deep relaxation helps regulate the autonomic nervous system, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, and expand a sense of well-being. 

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. Researchers have found that acupuncture enhances the production of natural killer cells, the body’s defense mechanisms against viruses and bacteria. Acupuncture also regulates the activity of white blood cells, which also fight against infection and allergic reactions.

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Stay strong and healthy with acupuncture!

Acupuncture can address the weaknesses in the body in the same way a vaccine addresses weaknesses; by boosting energy and giving the body what it needs to strengthen itself. Acupuncture also helps the brain increase the body’s level of T-cells; cells which destroy bacteria and harmful viruses in the body.

During cold and flu season, particularly for people susceptible to colds, it’s a good idea to boost your immune system every few weeks with acupuncture. The great benefits are that besides avoiding illness, you will see numerous positive side effects, such as a deeper sleep, clearer skin and a more relaxed and positive attitude. Take that, nasty germs!

Acupuncture also aids with pain relief, easing depression, anxiety and many other ailments.

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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Be Ready for Summer! Get Weight Loss Help with Acupuncture

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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

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

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Lighten Up, It’s Spring — Lose Weight with Acupuncture!

Eat healthy, and get acupuncture!

Eat healthy, and get acupuncture!

Whether you want to just drop a few pounds or many, acupuncture works with you to make it easier!

Spring is definitely in the air, and for many of us, Winter helped us pack on a few pounds more than we’d like to admit.

Overeating is the obvious first choice, but there are many reasons people become overweight – poor nutrition, heredity, hormonal imbalances, a slow metabolism, and lack of exercise are also some of the most common.

Becoming overweight can also be the consequence of various medical conditions. This includes hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis.

The ancient practice of acupuncture helps to heal a host of ailments, and it also aids in weight loss!

Acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by helping to keep your appetite in check, easing cravings, improving digestion, and enhancing the way nutrients are used.

Boost your energy and your mood with acupuncture!

Boost your energy and your mood with acupuncture!

Acupuncture 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.

Those endorphins also affect the digestive and hormonal systems. Acupuncture can help rebalance 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!

In addition, acupuncture strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. A healthy liver is a happy liver! Acupuncture can also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.

Acupuncture is effective, painless, and best of all, 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

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

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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…

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Winter’s Coming! Strengthen Your Immunity!

Boost Your Immunity with Acupuncture!

Boost Your Immunity with Acupuncture!

Want to increase your immunity? Try acupuncture!

Feeling sick of the cold weather already? Many Americans believe that catching two or three colds a year is normal. They endure the symptoms, often relieving them with over-the-counter medications that can cause serious health injury. They also take cold and flu shots, which can actually cause illness themselves.

But did you know that you can live your life entirely cold-free without taking anything harmful into your system? Your immune system can heal itself the second an intruder sneaks in, preventing a cold from ever happening.

How does it work? Acupuncture acts on the body’s own subtle energy system 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.

But that’s not all. Treatments often bring about a sense of wonderful relaxation. It has been proven that such deep relaxation helps regulate the autonomic nervous system, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, and expand a sense of well-being. 

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. Researchers have found that acupuncture enhances the production of natural killer cells, the body’s defense mechanisms against viruses and bacteria. Acupuncture also regulates the activity of white blood cells, which also fight against infection and allergic reactions.

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Get relief from pain, depression symptoms and more with acupuncture!

Acupuncture can address the weaknesses in the body in the same way a vaccine addresses weaknesses; by boosting energy and giving the body what it needs to strengthen itself. Acupuncture also helps the brain increase the body’s level of T-cells; cells which destroy bacteria and harmful viruses in the body.

During cold and flu season, particularly for people susceptible to colds, it’s a good idea to boost your immune system every few weeks with acupuncture. The great benefits are that besides avoiding illness, you will see numerous positive side effects, such as a deeper sleep, clearer skin and a more relaxed and positive attitude. Take that, nasty germs!

Acupuncture also aids with pain relief, easing depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and many other ailments. With acupuncture you’re ready for winter!

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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Are You An Emotional Eater? Acupuncture Eases Cravings, Brings Back Balance

Promote good digestion and boost your metabolism with acupuncture!

Promote good digestion and boost your metabolism with acupuncture!

Attack of the Snack! Do you reach for a treat when you’re stressed or upset? Acupuncture can help ease cravings, and put your body back in balance!

Are you gaining weight and don’t know why? Or are you caught in a yo-yo of fasting and overeating? You aren’t alone, and acupuncture can help!

Many people turn to food for comfort, or when they’re bored. Emotional eating is eating as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Negative emotions can be triggered by both major life events and the stresses of daily life, such as job loss, money problems, health isssues, relationship issues, work stress, or fatigue.

The good news is that if you’re prone to emotional eating, you can take steps to regain control of your eating habits and get back on track with your weight-loss goals. Acupuncture!

Acupuncture affects physical wellness, as well as the emotional and mental aspects of weight loss. Acupuncture will bring your individual physiology back into balance and strengthen your digestive system. This helps your metabolism and appetite while eliminating unhealthy food cravings or patterns of over-eating. Acupuncture also addresses symptoms such as abdominal bloating, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and reflux.

Let acupuncture help you get those cravings under control!

Let acupuncture help you get those cravings under control!

Acupuncture stimulates the body to release endorphins, the body’s own “feel-good” chemicals. That increased level of endorphins is also helpful in curbing your cravings.

Acupuncture works to clear the mind, build energy, and give a sense of well being and relaxation. The best part? There are no harmful side effects and no possibility for addiction.

Stop the cycle of emotional eating! Acupuncture can help with digestive problems, appetite control, weight loss, emotional and food related issues as well as a range of other health problems.

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

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Shed Those Extra Pounds! Acupuncture Helps You Achieve Weight Loss Goals

Acupuncture Aids in Weight Loss!

Acupuncture Aids in Weight Loss!

Summer weather has arrived, and acupuncture is your weight loss ally!

You are beautiful now. No doubt about it. But if you are looking to shed some extra pounds, acupuncture is an effective, 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. Acupuncture helps balance hormones, and decreases the hormones that contribute to weight gain.

It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Several studies have shown that when acupuncture is combined with traditional methods of weight loss, patients lose more weight.

Acupuncture releases endorphins, balances hormones and reduces stress!

Acupuncture releases endorphins, balances hormones and reduces stress!

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

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. This can help reduce binge eating. Acupuncture will leave you feeling calm and relaxed and often less hungry.

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

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

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

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself (it’s great for back pain too!) Check this out…

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Hey Gorgeous – Acupuncture Helps You Achieve Your Weight Goals!

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Achieve Your Weight Goals with Acupuncture!

Beauty is health. Let acupuncture help you achieve your ideal weight and boost your health!

It was a long, long winter. That’s certainly not news to anyone. Many of us got through with perhaps a bit more chocolate and a whole lot less exercise than might be recommended.

But did you know this? Acupuncture is a natural and safe means of boosting your weight loss plan to achieve your goals this Spring!

There are other reasons why we gain weight. Besides the lack of exercise, and eating our way through the Winter Doldrums, some of the most common reasons are hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, and poor nutrition.

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Acupuncture Works with Your Diet Plan for a Healthy You!

Acupuncture helps with all of these causes of weight gain, and is a great alternative treatment for losing 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.

The other good news is that there are no harmful side effects and no possibility for addiction with acupuncture.

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. In addition to successful weight loss, acupuncture also decreases problems with joint pain, insomnia and headaches.

Would you like 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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