When it comes to your health, you do have a choice.
Sterile, single-use, stainless steel, acupuncture needles are about the width of a hair and about an inch long (very different from the needle used to draw blood at your doctor’s office). Most people feel a quick prick or nothing at all when the needle is inserted at specific acupoints on the body and, occasionally, a mild heavy, electric, or numb sensation after insertion. This feeling is called the “arrival of qi.” Qi, or energy, is constantly circulating in meridian pathways in our bodies. Recently, these meridians have been visualized using infrared imaging technology. When the smooth flow of qi gets disrupted or “stuck” due to emotional things like stress or anger or physical things like trauma or overeating, disease or pain can follow. Inserting the needles into the acupuncture meridians can aid the smooth flow of qi and blood circulation, restoring the body’s homeostasis.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture can aid in blood sugar regulation and more efficient calorie burning by helping transport the sugar from outside in the bloodstream (where it can go through a process to turn to fat) to inside the cell, where your body transforms it into energy. You may even eat more (healthy foods) and still lose weight. Acupuncture & herbs can also help change your taste buds to crave more good-for-you foods.
Acupuncture to Stop Smoking
The success of acupuncture for smoking cessation is successful on a case by case basis. However, it can be helpful in strengthening your will to quit as well as to help detox the body.
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