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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.