We’re happy to bring you a powerful story from one of our patients who has lost an impressive 35 pounds in the past six months.
In her first ever experience with the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach, she was able to make great progress in healing her body and experienced a variety of health benefits.
She credits her treatments at our clinic for helping her, including acupuncture for weight loss, a 3-week detoxification program and yeast cleansing protocol.
We’d like to congratulate Karen, from Sacramento, on her accomplishment and thank her for sharing her story with us on our website. Here’s her story in her own words:
Working with Jennifer, these past 6 months, has been my first experiences with a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. I came to her for a hormone imbalance, expecting she’d use needles once or twice, some herbs and I’d be back to normal, lickity split. Well, what I discovered was she was willing to not just fix the symptom, but give me an opportunity to heal my body. I have had to trust her and have an open mind and patience. It takes us years to get into our current physical state, why shouldn’t it take some months to heal ourselves?
The last couple of months she’s guided me to detoxify my body using a variety of methods, such as vitamin, herbal powdered drinks, food selection and elimination, mineral supplements, acupuncture and something called, moxibustion. (Come see her to find out about that!)
The beginning of the process, I experienced the surprising side effects of easily awakening in the morning alert and energetic, a significant decrease in my hay fever, and my excess 50 pounds of weight slowly shedding. (With only walking 20 minutes a few days a month, I’ve lost 35 lbs.) It’s been challenging along the way, but Jennifer has been there to answer my many questions, provide support and encouragement, as well as tweak the treatment plan so the side effects are minimal. We are now addressing the hormone imbalance and in time, I’ll be fine, I’m sure of that! I’ve also learned that I can follow thru and delay, gratification, to aid my healing. This experience has boosted my self confidence! It’s a journey well taken.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used successfully to help women become pregnant for thousands of years, and the treatment is growing in popularity across the United States.
Using acupuncture points, acupuncturists are able to help women relax and balance their bodies’ energy, to help them conceive, as the news video below discusses.
A lot of patients may be afraid of acupuncture needles at first, but the process is actually relatively painless and relaxing, as the patients in the video explain.
More and more women seem to be asking for acupuncture to help with fertility problems, and our Carmichael clinic is the perfect place to contact for treatment or simply more information for women in the Sacramento area.
One of the patients in the video is a woman who enjoys running, but found that it may have limited her ability to concieve. After a few weeks of acupuncture treatment, her body began to work more naturally.
We will be holding the workshop “6 Healing Sounds and Emotion Transformation” on Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m., at our clinic: Acupuncture & Integrated Chinese Medicine Clinic 6735 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 12 A Carmichael, CA 95608.
The Six Healing Sounds are a safe way to manage stressful life situations without drugs or chemicals, and can help:
Calm a busy mind
Reduce stress and anxiety
Transform anger and depression
Balance hormones and
An ancient Qi Gong technique, the Six Healing Sounds work by helping the person recycle and transform negative and inharmonious energy, turning it into positive energy.
The fee will be $35. Please call or e-mail to sign up if you are interested.
1. HOW TO TRANSFORM HARMFUL EMOTIONS AND SIX HEALING SOUNDS
This is a hands-on SELF-CARE workshop design to help you manage mental and emotional stress, and maintain calm, peace and harmony in your life. Date: Wed., Aug. 25, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
2. WEIGHT LOSS GROUP This is a group therapy using auricular therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, anatomy, immunology, endocrinology, combined with supplementation, lifestyle change and education to achieve weight loss goals. Date: Sat., Sept. 4, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. ** we only have 2 seats left now for this group.
3. WHAT NUTRIENTS DOES MY BODY NEED? IS THERE A WAY YOU CAN EVALUATE ME FOR DEFICIENCIES? Are you getting information about your nutritional needs from friends? The Internet? You might be overdoing certain vitamins or depleting other nutrients you really need but did not know about. In this class we will discuss how you can discover your nutrition needs from your blood test or DNA test.
Sign up NOW and receive your first consultation FREE.
Qi Gong is a powerful system of healing and energy practice from China. It is the ancient art and science of using breathing techniques combined with gentle movements and meditation to circulate, unblock and strengthen the life energy (Qi). Qi Gong is easier to learn and do than Tai Chi, so it is great for all ages. There is no equipment to buy, it only takes 10 to 20 minutes a day and is the perfect exercise to complement your acupuncture treatments. We will be holding a Qi Gong and SELF-CARE self-massage class on Sunday afternoon, Aug 1 at 1:00 pm to teach the basics of Qi Gong for you to use at home. The fee will be $25. (Please have a light meal an hour before the class). Please call or e-mail to sign up if you are interested.
Here’s a great news story by ABC about how acupuncture can help with weight loss.
The method described in this story is suppressing cravings for foods like sweets or chocolate, and also reducing stress which can lead to impulsive eating, overeating or not eating healthy.
Needles are also not always required, because small seeds can be placed in the ears to stimulate acupuncture points.
“People who practice acupuncture believe when a person overeats, it’s because the body is out of balance. The goal behind this ancient art is to restore balance by freeing up blocked energy channels called meridians,” the story says.
If you’re interested in treatment, be sure to drop by our Sacramento area clinic to set up an appointment for acupuncture for weight loss.
A lot of people struggle through the symptoms of allergies every year during spring and summer, including headaches, hay fever, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, wheezing, coughing, runny nose, and more.
But when you’re fighting your allergies, don’t forget that acupuncture can help with treatment of these allergies and symptoms. Be sure to drop by our clinic as soon as possible for allergy relief. Mention this blog post for a special discount of $50 off your first treatment!
Check out the June 27, 2010 news video in this blog post about two skeptical patients who tried acupuncture for their allergies and symptoms, and were extremely happy about the positive results!
Here are some other resources online that can help you learn about allergies and how to take care of them: