Guest post by Santa Monica Acupuncture: Manage Your Weight and Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Guest post by Laurie Binder, Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness

The life energy that flows throughout our bodies, known as Qi, is responsible for our wellness and health. When the flow of this energy is disrupted, it can lead to problems such as illness and weight gain. Increased weight can be partially due to a blockage of Qi in the spleen and liver systems.

Your spleen manages the entire digestive system, which is responsible for absorbing nutrients and life energy from the foods you eat. If you have an imbalanced flow of Qi in your spleen, you’ll notice several symptoms like an extremely slow metabolism, shortness of breath, water retention, and fatigue.

The liver is responsible for maintaining the flow of Qi throughout the body. It also regulates the emotions we feel at any given moment. Qi blockages commonly occur in the liver due to stress, so if you don’t take the time to relax then both the spleen and liver will not function as it should. Noticeable signs of liver disruption include constant eating and strong cravings.

you cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.Oriental medicine has been increasing in popularity due to the positive impact it has on our body. Acupuncture in particular is used for fixing the flow of our Qi by clearing out any blockages as well as enhances the benefits a good flow of energy provides. After several acupuncture treatments, you’ll notice that you have better control over your cravings, a higher metabolic rate, more energy, reduced anxiety, and you’ll feel better overall.

These techniques address most problems relating to weight gain and decreased energy levels. When Qi blockages are fixed, the digestive system will function faster which causes physical changes to the body like increased energy levels. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine also address psychological problems as well. Imbalanced emotions lead to symptoms like anxiety, chronic stress, apathy, and depression; all of which can lead to weight gain.

About Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Unlike western medical procedures, oriental medicine treatment plans are created specifically for an individual. If you have a specific problem, such as weight gain, then certain acupuncture points on your body will be activated in order to increase flow and clear out any blockages in the affected area. Otherwise you will receive a standard treatment that increases Qi and blood flow to strengthen the immune system, boost health, and increase metabolism.

Acupuncture is just a part of the oriental medicine plan. A good plan will include a combination of auricular (ear) acupuncture, massages, herbs, therapies, and lifestyle changes. The foods selected for you will be based on your current problem. If you are trying to lose weight, herbs and foods that promote elimination of toxins, improve digestion, and energize the body are best.

The ear is a central target in traditional Chinese medicine for boosting our ability to shed fat. An ear massage is a type of therapy that will benefit the body by reducing the amount of stress you feel, subduing large appetites, and stopping constant food cravings. Ear acupuncture is commonly done afterward to help promote the benefits of an ear massage as well as aids in helping a person manage addictions and detoxify. You can perform an ear massage at home by performing the following steps. First rub the upper, widest part of the ear with your thumbs while holding them with your index and middle fingers. Next, use the index fingers to massage the crevices of your ear for a minute or two. Then massage the earlobes by tugging on them slightly while at the same time making circular motions with the thumb as you did with the upper part of your ear.

Give Laurie Binder a call at Acupuncture Santa Monica to set up an appointment. She’ll create a custom oriental medicine plan to help you with your weight loss management. Her techniques will boost your metabolism, provide natural energy to the body, and improve health overall. She will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to start living life as healthfully as you can.

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