Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss

by Administrator 18. November 2014 12:13

Acupuncture is an alternate therapy that has been popular since ages. It is a Chinese medicine therapy that involves inserting very thin needles to stimulate meridians or pathways in the body through which the ‘Chi’, which means energy, flow in the body. The treatment is effective in treating many diseases and chronic illnesses while also helping in maintaining and losing weight. Acupuncturists are believed to balance the ‘Chi’ by pressing certain points on the body with needles and can also help get the body back into shape.

Here are some ways in which Acupuncture can help with weight loss:

  • Makes you eat less: The therapy can help you lose weight by making you feel full and eat less. The therapy curbs excessive calorie intake and thus helps you lose weight. 
  • Increases metabolic rate:The therapy also increases the metabolic rate and helps the body burn excessive calories. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins hormone, which lowers the body fat, lipids and insulin levels in the blood. Lower level of insulin in the body means lower body fat.
  • Strengthens liver: Acupuncture therapy strengthens the functioning of the liver which produces essential chemicals for digestion, breaking down of fats and processing nutrients. The treatment tones the stomach muscles to offer you the feeling of fullness.

However, along with the therapy you need to keep a healthy diet to maintain the weight. Regular exercise and healthy habits along with Acupuncture therapy can help you stay fit for a very long time.

Before beginning the treatment the Acupuncturist conducts some medical tests to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the weight loss program. Various Chiropractic centers or clinics offer acupuncture therapy for treating various illnesses and disorders. Another Chinese Acupuncture practice that is popularly offered at chiropractic centers is ear stapling, in which, the points on the ear are manipulated to control food cravings. This technique, if offered by a trained Acupuncturist, also helps in losing weight.

For effectively using Acupuncture to lose weight, it is essential that you choose a qualified, licensed Acupuncturist who has completed required education and trainings. Also, make sure that you complete the full course recommended by the practitioner as leaving the course in between may not get you the desired results. You should use a comprehensive weight loss plan along with an Acupuncture treatment to get the maximum outcome.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Stress Management

by Administrator 11. November 2014 15:50

Stress is unavoidable and accompanies nearly every aspect of our daily life. People constantly live under pressure due to the routine deadlines, family needs, maintaining relationships and carrying out the many responsibilities that are bestowed on them. This constant stress can leave most people very frustrated and depressed. Though some amount of stress is good as it pushes an individual to work harder, remain focused and alert. However excessive stress must be managed as it can lead to various mental illnesses and problems. In fact stress starts damaging the health, efficiency, productivity, relationships and even quality of life of the sufferer.

Chiropractic care is a good solution for people dealing with stress issues. Chiropractic care normalizes the body and is effective in breaking the stress cycle. The treatment improves the nervous function, relaxes tensed muscles and lowers body temperature. A chiropractor, who is trained in diagnosing stress related issues, will help you understand the warning signs of stress related illnesses and the appropriate treatment to control it.

Chiropractors work on the spine which is an important part of the nervous system. The nerve impulses that initiate from the brain pass through the spine to go to the rest of the body. Due to stress, the muscles remain tensed and contracted for long and this puts an uneven pressure on the bony structure of the body. It further causes misalignment of the spinal column which is called Subluxations. The chronic stress causes nerve irritation and by using spinal adjustments, a chiropractor releases the muscle tension and makes the body balanced and relaxed. Chiropractic manipulation relieves pains in the body which are caused due to stress. With adjustments, the nerve irritation reduces, blood circulation increases and the brain initiates the process of healing. A chiropractor helps in managing stress by making the spine healthy and balanced.

Chiropractors also recommend nutritional supplements to help the body cope with stress. He may also make you familiar with certain relaxation techniques and discuss the environmental and posture changes that you can make to reduce stress. The combination of different therapies and chiropractic care can help the body heal naturally. Besides reducing stress, the chiropractic treatment also helps in boosting the immune system, increasing range of motion of joints and muscles, improving reflexes and restoring the body’s natural healing process.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide complerte chiropractic treatment for stress management. You can visit us at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

by Administrator 4. November 2014 13:32

Visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy is not only safe but highly beneficial for the wellness of the pregnant women and her child. Many chiropractors are trained in prenatal and postnatal care to treat the expecting mother. Chiropractic care at the time of pregnancy is a great way to lower the intensity or even eliminate the normal pregnancy symptoms including back pain, pelvic pain, nausea, stress, anxiety etc.

How Chiropractic Care Helps

A chiropractor can play a great role in enhancing the well-being of the expecting mother in the following ways:

  • Establish Pelvic Balance:  Pelvic pain is a most common type of pain suffered by the pregnant women. Chiropractic care can help in diminishing the pain by regulating pelvic balance and body alignment, which provides comfort to both the mother and the baby.
  • Help in Safe Delivery: The chiropractic care also helps in aligning the body in such a way that the baby is in the best position at the time of the delivery. This helps to eliminate the possibility of dystocia (obstructed labor) and make the delivery safer and easier. It also prevents the chances of C-section delivery.
  • Control the Symptoms of Nausea: Chiropractic care also reduces the nausea experienced by the would-be mothers by making the body active and improving blood flow.
  • Avoid Back Pain:  Chiropractic care is very beneficial for the expecting mothers who want to avoid taking medications for back pain relief. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to provide relief from the problem. 

Important Considerations:

  • Make sure that the chiropractor uses proper safety measures during the session.
  • The exercises recommended by the chiropractor should be done very carefully to avoid any complication. Initially, try to perform the exercises in the presence of the doctor to ensure safety.
  • Pregnant women should make sure to take the consent of their doctor before opting for chiropractic adjustments.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any health issue that you are experiencing currently or in the past.

Chiropractic care is very important to maintain a healthy prenatal period and eliminate many symptoms associated with it. We, at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, offer complete chiropractic care for would-be mothers to make sure to make sure that your pregnancy is a healthy and a valuing experience. For more information about how chiropractic care can be helpful, feel free to call us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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