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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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A massage that goes deeper than you might think

After 20 seconds of maintained contact, a massage causes a positive reaction to your cells that floods your body with the feel good hormone oxytocin. Along with the myofascial release from working deep into targeted muscle groups and activating the lymphatic system from sweeping strokes, your mind and body will be in a detoxification process while also in deep relaxation.

Part of your complete care package

An acidic build up within the fascia of the body is flushed through by activating the cellular neurons which are touch sensitive. If you’ve felt the soothing sensation that feels like a surge of adrenaline running through your body from the physical touch of a practitioner during a session you will understand that the body has a communication. This communication is termed as neuro bio taxes.

Studies show that mechanical massage promotes noticeable functional improvements in the body fat and enhanced responsiveness to your metabolic pathway and using different degrees of pressure, strokes and techniques will give your body the greatest response.

If lactic acid builds up in your body it can cause muscle pain and cramps. Stretching the muscles during a massage stops the reactive process of glucose being broken down from insufficient oxygen in the body.  If the body is left unoxidized it will continue to convert glucose into oxygen which will result in more lactic acid build up.

A back massage will give a response to all of the muscles in your body from the motor neurons living in the spine. A study from the National Centre for Biotechnology determined that muscles and nerves are dependent on each other for processes such as growth, development and maintenance and both are mechanosensitive structures that respond to mechanical stimuli such as massage. 

Studies showed that massage improved the recovery of inflammation and edema, suggesting that massage regulates the immune system. On the other side of the spectrum, by applying massage to healthy undamaged muscles it was found that optimal load and pressure throughout a massage will still provide a better environment for repair and regeneration.