http://www.Align-Me.comShedding some pounds is a common New Year’s resolution. However, many people experience challenges in managing their weight. Some give up too easily. Some people are overwhelmed by cravings. Some people feel they are doing all the “right” things and yet they just can’t get past a plateau. Some people “lose” the weight and quickly gain it back. It can all be so frustrating, and you are often left feeling that this is something with which you will never have much success.
the weight and quickly gain it back. It can all be so frustrating, and you are often left feeling that this is something with which you will never have much success.
Acupuncture can be a great therapy that can support your weight-management strategies. Acupuncture helps the weight-management challenge on so many levels. It helps to improve digestion so that absorption of food improves, thereby helping you feel more satisfied because your body is getting the nutrition it needs. Acupuncture can help with food cravings, because stimulation of acupuncture points releases the feel-good endorphin hormones. Because acupuncture can be a great stress reliever, it helps to keep down the stress hormone cortisol, a hormone that alters your metabolism if levels stay high. Continuous high levels of cortisol often results in weight gain and difficulty in losing weight.
The treatment involves inserting very small sterilized needles in specific points on the ears, the hands and legs that support digestion and detoxification, reduce cravings and appetite, and help relieve stress.
Center for the Alignment of Body, Mind and Spirit will be offering an acupuncture weight-off clinic on Thursday, January 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. Fee: $35. Acupuncture will be performed by licensed acupuncturist Maria Antonopoulos. Call 516-395-0966 for more details and to make your appointment.
Location: 2050 Wantagh, Ave. Wantagh. For more information, call 516-221-3500 or visit Align-Me.com. See ad on page 31.