• Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture This Winter

    Top 5 Reasons to Get Acupuncture This Winter.

    Chinese medicine is a holistic mind-body-spirit medicine. While many people seek treatment for physical pain, it’s also beneficial for emotional upset, digestive disturbances, addictions, low energy levels, and more. Here is a list of 5 scientifically backed uses for acupuncture that might come in handy after the holidays.

    Curbs alcohol cravings. The beginning of winter brings many opportunities to over imbibe. Get back to moderation with the help of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown in placebo controlled studies to significantly reduce alcohol cravings [1]. If you know you need to cut back on some bad habits, acupuncture can help.

    Stops that Stubborn Cough. We’ve had some nasty cold bugs going around Denver, leaving many people with lingering coughs. I’m just getting over a cold myself. Luckily, I had some great Chinese herbs on hand to get me on the mend quickly. I used Clear Air by Health Concerns. You can find this product in my Wellevate Online Dispensary, where you will always receive 15% off, and free shipping on orders over $49. Just follow this link:  https://wellevate.me/katie-robinette

    Balances Blood Sugar & Helps Belly Bloat. When we eat too much sugar, we start developing the dreaded “muffin-top” weight gain around our middle. This is a sign of insulin resistance, which means we are consuming too much sugar for our bodies to handle. Researchers are finding that acupuncture can regulate blood glucose levels, and enhance sensitivity to insulin[3].  For best results, aim for twice weekly acupuncture treatments for five weeks, in addition to a regular exercise program and reasonable diet.

    Ends Heartburn. Suffering from reflux, indigestion, or heartburn? Acupuncture plus Chinese herbs have been shown to be as or more effective than common medication with significantly longer lasting effects[4]. Acupuncture actually increases motility in the digestive tract, which means it helps the stomach empty normally to prevent food from sitting and refluxing. It’s recommended to get twice weekly treatments for four weeks. The January Free Gift, Bojemni Tea, also helps relieve heartburn by aiding digestion (see below for more info).

    Naturally Anti-inflammatory. Acupuncture is a natural anti-inflammatory treatment. One reason for this may be its effect on the vagus nerve. Researchers explain that “growing bodies of evidence indicate that vagus nerve activity is important not only for homeostatic regulation of internal organs but also for the regulation of pathologic inflammatory reactions; thus, the vagus nerve acts as a bridge between the neural and immune systems[5].” Acupuncture can therefore have a systemic anti-inflammatory effect that benefits our entire system.

    If you’re suffering from mental, emotional, or physical sluggishness, or just have the sense that you need a tune-up, I’m here to help! Give me a call, reply to this email, or simply schedule online using the button below.
    [1] http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1395-acupuncture-eases-alcohol-cravings
    [4] http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1776-acupuncture-plus-herbs-beats-acid-reflux-drug; http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/16/2/116.pdf
    [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4798687/

    Do you need some support this winter?

    If you’re suffering from mental, emotional, or physical sluggishness, or just have the sense that you need a tune-up, I’m here to help! Give me a call, send me email, or simply schedule online using the button below.

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