Spending a moment to take a personal inventory of the questions below can help you with making the right choices over the holidays. Are you eating because you are stressed? Are you stressed because of not buying the right gifts? Are your emotions making your food choices? Do you have energy crashes at a particular time of the day? Do you have cravings for sweets, sours, salt flavors or all of them? Do you still feel hungry or tired after eating a meal? Why is it so easy to get on the sugar-salt roller-coaster? Are you reading labels before you buy food items? Does the stress of meeting family overpower your feelings? Is there a way that I could manage my stress without taking medications? Does preparing foods ahead of time help me with my quality of food choices? Does having an accountability partner help me to make better food choices? Can my emotions be balanced more with Acupuncture treatments? Can Acupuncture help with food cravings?
Acupuncture has steadily been growing a reputation for helping with food cravings, or any addictive behavior disorders. Acupuncture has also been gaining much more attention with the therapeutic effects of balancing one’s emotions and mood stability. Acupuncture can help balance the electromagnetic system of the body which is a part of a team of regulatory systems in the body including your nervous system, your immune system, and many other systems which create homeostasis or balance in the body. Acupuncture can help assist all the body systems work as a team to keep proper balance. Acupuncture works similar to the old switchboard operator. Acupuncture points can redirect or rewire the proper flow of energy to an area of the body that is either blocked or misdirected. Acupuncture points are like track switches. Sometimes the body just needs a little help to redirect the flow of energy.
Acupuncture is an evolving medicine alongside Allopathic medicine. Acupuncture has a very long history with many types of styles and procedures just as Western medicine does. NAET is a one of the modern approaches to Acupuncture that has been developed just over 35 years ago now. There are well over 16,000 practitioners world-wide using this form of Acupuncture now and you don’t even have to use needles. We use an Acupressure tool or a cold laser light to activate the Acupuncture points. NAET is a fusion or combination of modern medicine science with traditional Chinese medicine science. NAET helps to re-program the body’s nervous system to help particularly with allergies, cravings and cellular memories or emotional memories.
Similarly, the NADA (National Detoxification Association) developed from a modified existing Chinese medicine program in 1974, by psychiatrist Michael Smith in the South Bronx’s Lincoln Recovery Center can also help with cravings and addictions of any type. A short list of the benefits of NADA include, reduced cravings, and increased calmness, better sleep, less agitation, a discovery of inner quiet and strength and a possible reduction of the need for pharmaceuticals. NADA is frequently used to support smoking cessation, weight loss, PTSD and generalized stress and anxiety.
When riding the Holiday Roller-Coaster consider trying Acupuncture to help remedy your cravings and impulses. May all of your family gatherings be filled with bliss and merriment throughout this wonderful Holiday Season.