Bring on 2014

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

2014 is upon us, and with the changing of the calendar comes a new wave of determination and optimism, culminating in the ubiquitous New Year’s Resolution.  It’s common knowledge that two of the most popular resolutions every year are to lose weight and to quit smoking.  But what you may not know is that acupuncture can help you to achieve these goals.

 

Smoking Cessation

At Wen Health and Wellness, we use an acupuncture protocol developed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), a not-for-profit group specializing in the treatment of addictions with Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Treatment generally involves the insertion of fine needles at five points on the ear.  We then tape small beads, called “ear seeds,” to these same points.  When cravings or withdrawal symptoms strike, stimulate the points for relief.   

With acupuncture, you will typically have fewer cravings, an increased state of calm and relaxation, and changes in sensory perception, making the smell and taste of cigarettes intolerable.  Most people experience a 60-70% reduction in cigarette consumption within the first two weeks of treatment.

 

Weight Loss

It is a rare individual who hasn’t started the month of January with a grocery list full of vegetables or a bright, shiny new pair of running shoes.  While acupuncture will not replace a sensible diet and plenty of exercise, it can help you see results faster, whether you’re trying to lose ten pounds or a hundred.

Our typical weight loss protocol involves a combination of needles, ear seeds, and herbs for maximum effectiveness.  These treatments speed up the metabolism, improve digestion, and encourage you to eat smaller meals more frequently, a pattern which many health professionals tout as most effective for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.  It can also reduce your cravings for sweets or salty foods, and the ear seeds help you beat these cravings on your own between treatments.   Normal, healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week, but with diet, exercise, and acupuncture, you can expect to see a 2-3 pound weekly weight reduction.

 

New Year’s Special!!

For the month of January, we are offering $10 off your first smoking cessation or weight loss treatment.  (Offer expires January 31, 2014; discount valid on regular-priced appointments only).

 

Give us a call at 308-6078 to schedule your appointment, or book online, and let us help you reach your goals!  May 2014 be your best, and healthiest, year yet!

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