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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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Four reasons when you need an acupuncture treatment

  1. You have a pain that has appeared from no where and you want it fixed! A few treatments and you should find yourself in a less fixated place.
  2. Your job requires you to carry out repetitive actions that you can’t change. We work in odd positions, type using our fingers and thumbs and can constantly be on the run.
    If changing your working lifestyle isn’t possible then recurring monthly treatments are for you.
  3. It feels good so why not! Maintain your feel good vibes and think of it as part of your health care package. Come and enjoy a treatment when you want.
  4. You have a birth defect. Let’s face it none of us are perfect and we should all be looking for our own physical and internal balance but sometimes our DNA just needs a little healing help. Depending on how deep you want to go, we can discuss the best plan for you.
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Support your immune system from COVID

Supporting your immune system should be paramount, even without Covid in the air. Spending 6 hours with Dr Chen on Elotus studying the immune system, with the particular focus on COVID there was a clear winner for what we could do to protect ourselves against this deadly disease.

There is amble supply of other herbal medicine formulas that a licensed practitioner can supply you with but astragalus is on the market for anyone to buy.

Astragalus promotes T and B cells, non and specific immunity. T cells trigger the macrophages that eat the foreign substances and B cells eat specific infected cells. B cells remember the virus which builds the antibodies.‬

By taking the medicine as a preventative you can be symptom free and target the foreign infection before it infiltrates your lungs, sending the disease deeper and spreading it around the body.

If you know anyone with COVID or you’ve ever had the flu, you know you want to catch this virus before it catches hold of you!

Astragalus to boost your immunity
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Acupuncture to keep a cool head and maintain success

There was a time when Hermione from Harry Potter was an idol. Her love to study, to be immersed in books and the will to learn was not a gift I was born with. Far too excitable to sit for any lengthy periods of time, I was the child jumping on the trampoline and finding out how high the swing in the woods would go. The desire to be that way inclined, however, was enough to continue working on the perceived weakness and as my mind cultivation improved, so did the attention span.


Anyone who has received acupuncture may feel the energetic power it provides and although the feeling was understood long before the education, it was undeniably invigorating to learn about this mystic healing tool after feeling its wonderful electric buzz.


Stories are educational, adventurous, and the colourful, creativity hopefully inspires us as much as the fun facts and stats that we continue to accumulate as a human race. Without one we cannot have the other and as acupuncture is here to create balance for you, we will forever be working on providing it too.


Acupuncture increases the white blood cells that fight infection and disease while also opening your capillaries to improve your circulation and combat pain. Continuing to blow its trumpet, the little pin detoxifies your organs, cleans your blood and relaxes your muscles because of the relationship it has on your nervous system, your spine and therefore your organs. The holistic nature of acupuncture lowers your blood sugar level, blood pressure and helps your cholesterol. 


The main vein in the body, on the front of the thigh, is connected to the heart. Acupuncture the leg in this area and a synergistic, intercellular communication will take place. One where the physical mechanics of the body will in response help the heart. It is common knowledge that when we exercise a muscle it strengthens and improves the functionality of our blood flow. Clinical studies support that acupuncture also improves our bodies in the same positive light.


A tremendously exciting course of embryology gave insight into how our single-cell organism grows outwards, each and every part connecting, intertwining from the heart. The multi-functioning society that our intelligent species has created has a lot more to focus on than the functioning of the subconscious and internal connectivity of cells but a treatment to rebalance, reset and revitalise will keep all that in order so you can keep a cool head and maintain success whatever your mission. 

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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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