At this time of year many of us decide to get fit and lose weight. And that’s where acupuncture can help. For centuries the ancients have used acupuncture to control cravings or forms of addiction. Food can be just as addictive as alcohol or cigarettes. If you can reset your mind to react differently to the stresses and strains of life you stop reaching for food as a comfort.
Acupuncture acts by releasing chemicals in the brain that allow you to relax, This in turn allows you the time to make rational decisions. Patients often comment that its the instant reaction that spoils their diet. They are too tired to cook or really hungry and before you know it the packet of crisps is empty and the chocolate biscuits have gone. Along with the calorie controlled diet you were following.
Acupuncture along with relaxation techniques allows you to relax and make sensible decisions. This in turn allows you to reform behavior patterns that lead to a better and healthier lifestyle.
So how does acupuncture work. Simply put we insert very fine sterile needles in to keys points along meridians in the body, The whole process is pain free. The experience is a relaxing one and many patients refer positively to their acupuncture experience. The needles are stimulated to stimulated regularly and the whole process takes about half an hour to 45 mins.
Sessions are carried out weekly and the objective is to help you to change your eating patterns so that you can make positive lifestyle changes that eliminate cravings and fast food quick fixes. Patients then make their own food and eating decisions without the desire for junk foods or binge eating.
Experiences with patients have been very rewarding with many happy stories of new lives greater activity and happiness and lots of new clothes being bought. I’m delighted to say that over the years I’ve helped many patients achieve their life goals. If acupuncture is something you’d like to try call me at wholehealth on 01383 622583