The Raleigh Acupuncture sugar cravings treatment reduces cravings, helps you lose weight, increases energy, and improves mood. The treatment is safe, natural, and long-lasting.
Raleigh Acupuncture Sugar Cravings Treatment
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Understanding Sugar Cravings
Sugar cravings are not in your head. In fact, an imbalance at the physical level is responsible for these cravings. Unfortunately, the same imbalance makes it nearly impossible to lose weight, no matter how little you eat. In Chinese medicine, it’s called Spleen Qi Deficiency.
Qi (pronounced “Chee”) is energy that your body uses to live. The Spleen, in Chinese medicine, is responsible for turning the food you eat into energy. When the Spleen cannot do its job correctly, two things happen. First, food turns into fat instead of energy. That’s why you’re tired all the time, even when you get a good night’s sleep.
The second thing that happens when your Spleen Qi is weak is that your body craves sweets. That’s because the flavor associated with the Spleen is sweet. So a weak Spleen craves sweets. These Chinese medicine concepts have been around for thousands of years, developed by observation and experimentation – and they are accurate.
Acupuncture Reduces Sugar Cravings
Acupuncture strengthens Spleen Qi. There are specific points on the body that accomplish this task. When your Spleen Qi is strong, digestion and metabolism are efficient, energy increases, and sweet cravings decrease. You will feel motivated and become more active. If you desire to lose weight, it will happen naturally. You will become more healthy and fit.
Chinese herbs also help strengthen Spleen Qi. Herbs and acupuncture work hand in hand to get you better. We have a complete Chinese herb pharmacy in our clinic. Chinese herbs are entirely safe, with no adverse side effects. Unlike Western medications, they are not toxic and do not tax your liver and kidney.
What To Expect
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. And treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. While you rest, acupuncture strengthens your Spleen Qi and reduces your sugar cravings.
Recent Sugar Cravings Case
A 31-year-old man came to our clinic wanting to lose weight. His biggest challenge was craving sweets and eating too many cookies and cakes at night. Besides being overweight, he was healthy, with good energy and a strong pulse. However, he did struggle with anxiety and stress – we explained we’d have to address these as part of his treatment. He was not opposed!
Our patient’s Chinese medicine diagnosis was Liver Qi Stagnation and Spleen Qi Deficiency. Acupoints in his treatment included ST36, SP3, LV3, PC6, LI11, CV12, ST21, GV20, and Yintang. The treatment principle was to strengthen Spleen Qi to reduce sugar cravings, which would lead to weight loss. In addition, we would smooth his Liver function to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Within four treatments, he had stopped eating sweets at home, replacing them with fruit. He also incorporated several nutritional suggestions we gave him to aid with losing weight. As a result, he lost 12 pounds during his acupuncture treatments. We explained that he would continue to lose weight on his own now that acupuncture had harmonized his Spleen and Liver.