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The Way Out of Cigarette Smoking

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Cigarette smoking is such a difficult habit to break that even drug addicts say that quitting drugs is much easier to do than stopping cigarette smoking.  Unfortunately, there are a great number of people all over the world who are smokers but lack the strength to cease from this habit.  Most of these people have planned to wean themselves out of this nicotine addiction but do not where to begin or what treatment path to take.  Herbal formulas are widely available to help lessen the impact to health of cigarette smoking.  The herbal treatments are a great way to start on the path to complete and permanent smoking cessation.  This article will mention a couple of approaches that can help a person break his smoking habit.

There are so many kinds of herbs that many say are quite effective in controlling smoking urges.  Lobelia is one of them. It is an herb that is commonly included in smoking aids.  It has the ability to neutralize withdrawal discomforts because of its active ingredient, lobeline.  Several researches have shown that the application of lobelia greatly help cigarette smokers by causing a pleasant feeling and a better mood, sensations that nicotine itself produces in a person.  The drawback to this is that lobelia is quite toxic and should only be used only under the guidance of a natural health professional or a doctor.

St. John’s wort also is an herb that can be helpful in stopping cigarette smoking.  This herb is often applied to individuals who suffer from depression but various researches have shown it also to be beneficial for smoking cessation.  Unlike lobelia, St. John’s wort is considered a safe herb to take.  The drawback to it though is that it often affects and neutralizes the benefits of prescription drugs for other health problems.  To avoid this, it is advisable to talk to a natural health professional or to your doctor first before embarking on this treatment.

Another helpful procedure for ending cigarette smoking craving does not involve any drugs, herbs or any chemicals.  This procedure is called acupuncture.  Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years as treatment for many kinds of emotional, psychological and physical conditions.  It is also a great and effective way to neutralize the smoking craving.  Hair thin needles are inserted into certain parts of the body and they help people control and neutralize their cigarette smoking urges.  Acupuncture points on the ear are often selected to control smoking urges.  Treatment may last for at least 20 minutes or more.

Cigarette smokers often need to several sessions of acupuncture to help the kick the habit completely.  Acupuncturists will offer other drug-free solutions that facilitate the weaning out process and to help you better manage your cravings in between sessions.

Thrive Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL with licensed acupuncturists, physicians and therapists.

Thrive Wellness Center – Fort Lauderdale
1244 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 713-6118

Written by Valerie

April 29th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Acupuncture – One of the Best Weight Loss Programs Around

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Before you embark on a weight loss program, be sure to do some research on that particular program or consult with your doctor first to know whether that program is the one most fit for you.  You can do your research mainly online since the Internet has chockfull of information regarding all types of weight loss programs available today.

Be sure to know the essential factors about yourself and the weight loss programs you choose.  The status of your health should be factor number one when selecting your weight reducing program.  Your physician should inform you about your condition and whether your heart and other major organs are able to endure the program you have selected.  Physical fitness programs have various cardio workout machines that help monitor your heartbeat as you exercise.  There are also diet programs that can cause your heart to beat irregularly, palpitate or even damage the heart.  There are many kinds of weight loss treatments available and there are some that can be damaging to your health that is why you need to practice due diligence in seeking out the best weight loss treatment plan for yourself.

If you live a life that does not have time for workouts or exercises, diet programs then are things you can consider.  As mentioned some diet programs, particularly the pharmaceutical kind, are potentially damaging to the health when you consider the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.  Never take drugs that were not prescribed by the doctor.

If you have an expanded awareness of life, acupuncture in helping lose weight can be the best weight loss treatment you will ever experience.  It is one of the safest forms of treatment not only for weight loss but for a whole lot of other conditions.  It involves the piercing of needles to certain points in the body to regulate the function of the internal organs and to help manage weight properly.  Acupuncture does have the power to help you lose weight and maintain your ideal weight.

Fort Lauderdale cupuncture does help improve the functions of your digestive organs such as the stomach, intestines, etc.  The result is that the food you eat is digested efficiently and nutrients are better absorbed thus enabling you to get satiated with lesser intakes of food.  The metabolism of the body is also increased with acupuncture that you burn calories at a faster rate than before.  The bowel function also improves making your bowel movements regular and normal again.  Another benefit acupuncture gives the body is its ability to relieve stress.  Acupuncture promotes a feeling of peacefulness, calm and tranquility that effectively takes away stress in the mind and body.  Stress increases food cravings and people find some comfort in foods when they experience too much stress. Thus, the lessening and removal of stress is a great factor in losing excessive weight.

The Advantages of Using Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale for Infertility

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With the great leap of modern medical technology, one might think that modern medicine will eventually have an answer to all kinds of health problems and in this age of super computers and nanotechnology the potential is there to make this goal achievable.  The prayers and longings of infertile couples to bear children lie on the success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART); however they are not as effective as one might want it to be.

On the other end of the spectrum of ART, acupuncture offers itself as an all-natural alternative infertility treatment.  It is a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that is around 5,000 years old and its procedure is uniquely Chinese and even a little bit esoteric.  However, it has been widely used in ancient China for many millennia as a way to treat infertility. And it has proven to be quite effective.  Hence, for infertile couples who want to raise children of their own, it is worth knowing and considering this wonderful treatment.

Acupuncture was introduced in the United States in the 1970’s.  It has been introduced in Europe for 200 years and is quite popular for people there who desire an all-natural safe form of treatment.  Mainstream medicine in the US has now accepted acupuncture as a valid form of treatment and this is proven by tens of thousands of physicians who are now also State and board licensed acupuncturists.  Even a gynecologist or infertility clinic regularly provides referrals for acupuncturists who are specialists in fertility problems.

Acupuncture involves the use of filiform needles inserted at vital points on the body. A licensed and well-trained acupuncturist knows the location of acupuncture points (or acupoints) and meridians and knows exactly where to insert the needles needed to treat fertility conditions. The needles help regulate important body functions such as hormonal and blood flow to remedy the factors that cause infertility.

Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal medicine to treat female infertility conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as treating multiple miscarriages.  There are some conditions that acupuncture is unable to treat.  Blocked fallopian tubes, fallopian tube adhesions and endometriosis or PID among others are some of these.

When one considers the cost of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment compared to the cost of a complete acupuncture treatment for infertility, one would save several thousands of dollars with acupuncture even with just one cycle of IVF treatment.  And considering that the success rate of IVF is just hovering over 40%, one or two cycles may not be enough to achieve successful fertilization.  This factor alone should be enough to strongly consider acupuncture as a viable alternative treatment for infertility to ART procedures such as IVF.

Written by Valerie

January 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Acupuncture For Infertility – The Success Rate is High

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical therapy that involves inserting ultra thin needles into specific points, called acupuncture points or just acupoints, in the body to stimulate the body to release beneficial chemicals that take away pain and enable to body to heal itself.  No exact date is known when acupuncture first came to be but it is universally accepted that this treatment was discovered and developed by the Chinese.  Acupuncture is popular all over the world.  Western countries such as Italy, Germany and the United States and other Asian countries like Japan have many professionals practicing acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of disorders including infertility.  For many years now, acupuncture is a very effective tool in treating fertility problems either as a stand-alone treatment or as a complementary treatment for other fertility programs.  Many fertility and reproductive-assisted programs are stressful in nature making pregnancy success in these programs quite difficult to achieve.  Acupuncture addresses stress very well and the use of this treatment in helping women cope with the distressful invasive techniques raises the chance of a successful conception and pregnancy.

Acupuncture stimulates the body to release natural painkillers such as endorphins and enkephalins to remove pain and stress in the body.  This effect not only takes away pain and distress but also calms and relaxes the mind.

Acupuncture also helps regulate body functions such as the function of the endocrine system.  A normal functioning endocrine system means normal hormone function, which is essential for fertility.  Acupuncture for infertility problems are not strictly for women only.  Acupuncture treats low sperm production and improves sperm motility.  It can also help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Medical research into infertility treatment with acupuncture has recorded better sperm production of the patients given acupuncture treatment as opposed to the ones not given acupuncture treatment  A lot of people have this misconception that acupuncture treatment itself is painful. When they experience acupuncture themselves, they find out just how a relaxing and comfortable treatment it is.
For some the needle insertions may entail a slight sensation.  However, this is fleeting and a feeling of happiness and relaxation floods the body as the needles’ effect start to set in.

If one wants to have treatment for infertility problems, it is advisable to go to a fertility clinic for recommendations for a skilled and experienced practitioner and a practitioner who specializes in infertility problems.  Many fertility clinics offer acupuncture treatment.  Most of these clinics will request the patient to undergo acupuncture care prior to the program itself for a month or less to help them relax and strengthen their body for the program.  A qualified acupuncturist is one who is licensed to practice acupuncture in his/her state.  One can go online and search for qualified acupuncturists in one’s area and make sure they specialize in infertility problems.

Thrive Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL with licensed acupuncturists, physicians and therapists.

Thrive Wellness Center
1244 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 713-6118

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Written by Valerie

October 8th, 2011 at 2:57 am

Chakra Acupuncture in Ft Lauderdale

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Chakra acupuncture in Ft Lauderdale is a rare combination of ancient Indian and ancient Chinese medical tradition practiced for holistic treatment of the person’s spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological dimensions. Traditional Indian medicine states that there are seven energy points of chakra. Chakra is Sanskrit word for wheel of light. These two medical approaches are some of the oriental holistic alternatives for healing people.

The seven important chakra areas are vertically oriented in the body going from the spine (coccyx), to the top of the head. On the head resides the crown and forehead chakras (also called the third eye). Some relevant chakras to note are in the throat, heart, spleen and solar plexus areas. The chakras are where spiritual energy is concentrated and each chakra affects the part of the body where it resides. This can correspond to chi meridians in traditional Chinese medicine located at areas connected to specific organs whose roles are vitally crucial in holistic traditional Chinese medicine. Each chakra corresponds to distinct spiritual energies. The crown chakra, for example, enables spiritual communication of the individual with the divine or spiritual beings in the universe.

The chakras, like chi flow, when healthy and freely moving, are vital to the optimal movement of energy throughout the body. The unbounded flow of energy in the body produces harmony and growth of the spiritual, physical and mental aspect of the person. These ideas are identical to the beliefs of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Indian medicine also believes that chakras enable the harmonious balance of positive and negative forces interacting in the body.

Chi, which is the Chinese word for life force gives the body good health spiritually, physically and mentally when it is flowing throughout the body unimpeded through channels known as meridians. Chi, like electricity, has positive and negative energies, called yin and yang. An imbalance of these two forces causes sickness and disease. Acupuncture is used as treatment both to remove any blockages of chi in the body and to restore relative balance of yin and yang in the affected organs.

The principles of both Indian and Chinese medical traditions is to restore equilibrium in the body and to allow for the free flow of energy charka or chi.

Chakra healing and Chinese acupuncture are integrated into one effective and holistic treatment known as chakra acupuncture. Introducing acupuncture needles on the affected chakras immediately reinvigorates the chi or life energies by balancing the negative and positive forces or the yin and yang in the body and removing any blockages of chi or life energies to allow for the normal free flow of this energy throughout the body. Chakra acupuncture is a relatively new concept but has shown great potential in healing individuals in a safe and holistic manner.

Written by Valerie

March 11th, 2011 at 12:51 am