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How acupuncture helps with weight loss

Chinese medicine explains that the spleen, liver, kidney and triple warmer are the main organs linked to obesity. Invigorating the spleen will encourage the removal of dampness and energising the liver, with acupuncture, will assist in the removal of blood stasis, supporting the imbalance of obesity.

Acupuncture decreases fatty acid production, which when left in the blood is thought to raise the risk of cardiovascular diseases by causing insulin resistance. Acupuncture also assists in regulating glucose, controlling the blood sugar levels and reducing risks of diseases like diabetes.

Inflammation is a common problem and is also elevated in obese people, however acupuncture reduces inflammation markers in the body.

Obesity related diseases like atherosclerosis and insulin resistance have pro-inflammatory cells which causes an increase in inflammation.  As obesity is causing further inflammation and inflammation is elevated in obese people, the circle of ill health will continue until the inflammation markers are bought down.

Meeting Sarah has completely changed my life. I am eating things that I have never tried in 55 years. I am losing weight (a bonus) but more importantly my body is healthier now than it has ever been. Sarah is always full of good advice and encouragement. Thank you so much Sarah. – Ruth Evans

The hunger hormone ghrelin is found in the gut, but the function can become impaired, and send incorrect signals to the brain regarding hunger. Six weeks of acupuncture partly restored the physiological function and saw a significant increase in the ghrelin hormone, resulting in a clearer hunger signal bring sent to the brain.  

A new peptide found in the brain, nesfatin-1, regulated the appetite in rodents and this same peptide was found to increase in obese patients. A study of acupuncture for 30 minutes was found to decrease body weight, fat mass, body mass index and waist circumferences.

Acupuncture resulted in a decrease in the hormone, leptin, which is triggered in the brain when the fat stores become low. This indicates that the reduced levels of the hormone leptin in the body, will lower the urge to consume foods high in sugar and fat. In addition, acupuncture influences the endocrine system which subsequently adjusts the absorption and storage of the calorie.

During an acupuncture study there was a decrease of POMC, a polypeptide, which diminished the applicant’s food intake. There was also an increase in energy consumption due to protein activity.  When acupuncture is then performed regularly it will assist in achieving a weight loss goal.  

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Feel your heart rate change with coffee

A treatment at Natural Medical Clinic aims to create homeostasis in the body which improves you holistically.  

With a trained eye, it can clearly be seen where the anatomy is compensating and being pulled out of alignment. By moving the body through mobilisation and release this results in improved clarification about the condition of your physical and internal condition.

During our time together your breath will deepen, making you feel more relaxed. Your heart rate will decrease, your feel-good hormones will increase and your circulation will become stronger, improving the complexion of your face, giving you an enhanced glow. Continue your treatments and you will not only feel improvements in your posture and joint strength but brighter nails, improved gut health and energy levels.

Having a 100% success rate on determining whether a client is a coffee drinker or not highlights the sensitivity from finger palpation. Over 6 years of meditating, practicing Qi Gong and being aware of the sensation underneath our skin has developed the ability to invigorate this same sensation in others.  It is most rewarding when the connection is found, allowing the release of pain and tension. When the movement from the practitioner is undertaken with a relaxed pressure, you will feel at ease and comfortable with the release. 

After a couple of years of back ache and related headaches, a few treatment and adjustment with Sarah cured the problem. As an added bonus, the terrible hangovers I used to get stopped when the neck ache was fixed! – Chris Cieslak

There was a time when my IBS was uncontrollable, period pain was debilitating, shoulder pain and neck pain was so annoying and psoriasis was frustratingly constant. Although it wasn’t the intention to start to study Japanese Natural Medicine to help cure all my symptoms it certainly came as a welcomed byproduct.

At every treatment we monitor your health, progression and can discuss personal ongoing improvements in your lifestyle to keep your symptoms at bay.

As a health practitioner, understanding the mind and body has come with part of the practice and letting go of negative attachments, habits and patterns help to heal physical and mental wellbeing.

With a wide smile, a big heart and an open mind, I welcome you to the Natural Medical Clinic.

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