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Acupuncture For Over Eating, Smoking And All Addictive Behavior

Topic: Health & Fitness

Dr. Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt (Click on authors name for bio)

Posted: Friday, January 29th 2010


It is no secret that smoking has lost its glamour in the club scene and the singles’ set. Compared to the rest of the country, most of us in California have gotten the message that smoking is not a good idea. It likely will either induce a premature death or an unhealthy old age. It surely suffocates our skin and makes us look older than our years. But it is easier to give up heroin than nicotine---or so they say...

Actually, acupuncture has a good track record for ridding both of these poisons from our boides! It is an effective treatment for any kind of chemical dependency--creamy desserts, cigarettes or cocaine! Along with herbs and massage, special tuning points on the ear can be stimulated because the ear is like a computer touch screen for the brain, an external outcropping through which we can REPROGRAM the BRAIN CENTERS for APPETITE CONTROL, METABOLISM, PAIN, DEPRESSION, and ADDICTION.

The major ear point for this is named Shen Men or "Door of the Spirit," a point that can ‘open our spirit’ or emotional center. Acupuncture restores the normal release of ENDORPHINS, the pleasure chemicals produced by the body. There are a hundred endorphin receptor sites in every cell, and when endorphins plug in correctly, they give us a sense of wellbeing. They are responsive to many stimulants in life, both healthy and unhealthy. Often we hear of a "runner's high." But in the case of a smoker or even a "foodaholic," these chemicals are "locked up" and dependent on the "fix" (of nicotine, drugs, alcohol, or sugar) in order to be released. However, when certain acupuncture points are stimulated, the patient begins to feel a sense of deep relaxation, and the endorphins can begin to be released normally. So he/she loses that nervous build-up that triggers the need for a cigarette. The vicious cycle of chemical addiction is over.

Acupuncture also helps DETOXIFY tars and nicotine. Patients often report "feeling like a new person." Acupuncture often induces an Alpha wave state of relaxation that helps the deprogramming of the smoking habit.

Without this chemical rebalancing, former smokers will often still crave cigarettes years later, since typically their endorphins were never normalized. So it is important to induce a deep state where NEURO-TRANSMITTERS such as DOPAMINE and SERATONIN are also increased. In that way, the "reward" or "consolation" of smoking, alcohol, or overeating is totally neutralized and its need is erased from the brain and nervous system.

Now, no more need for that humiliating banishment to the sidewalk or balcony for a fix. You are in control, enjoying definite financial savings, while your pleasure centers are functioning normally. The body and mind feel clear, up-beat, and free of dependency!

Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt, L.Ac., Ph.D. 310-470-4557 DrKathleen90077@gmail.com,   www.AcupunctureBelair.net
Cedars-Sinai 920 East Tower
Beverly Glen Canyon

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