Reduce Sugar Cravings with Acupuncture

  1. Once you open a pack of sweets, do you find you can’t stop eating until the last piece is gone?
  2. Do you find yourself still hungry after dinner?
  3. Do you crave sugar based snacks throughout the whole day?
  4. You are not alone.

Living a stressful lifestyle is not always the easiest. Whether you’re the corporate road warrior or crazed soccer mom trying to stay ahead of the curve, trying to find balance in your life can seem like an unreachable goal at times. The results often end up with the binge eating of foods that are high in added sugar and loaded with caffeine in an attempt to stay in the game.  Frustrating as it may seem, it’s not surprising.

The brain is a glucose hog, meaning it runs on sugar, and when a person is under stress it sends messages to the liver to produce more energy from fat stores in the body. This process also sends a signal to the hunger centre in the brain to go out and get that high calorie fast food and before you know it, you’re up an extra 1000 calories. Consequently, it’s the stress itself which is an important issue and a driving component behind Type-2 diabetes.

We all know too much sugar is bad for our health. Taking sugar gives us an instant energy boost and stress relief, but in the long term, affects our sugar level and causes excessive fat accumulation and makes us feel guilty. Sugar can affect not only your weight but increases fatigue, depression and body inflammation.

In Chinese medicine, this type of condition is seen as an imbalance of the liver Spleen and kidneys.

Spleen Qi is the source of after birth essential energy. Sweet taste is welcomed by Spleen and a healthy level of sweet consumption is good for our spleen function. That is why most of the Chinese herbal medicine which nourish spleens have a very pleasurable light sweet tastes. Sweet food involving complex carbohydrates such as parsnips, winter squash and sweet potatoes would all be recommended and actually support the spleen and digestive system.

It is only when liver Qi runs sluggishly or kidney Qi becomes weak, our spleen Qi is deprived and affected by the inbalance of liver and kidney, it cries for help by excess sweet consumption to deal with the unbalanced liver and kidney function.

In China, acupuncture, moxibustion (herbal heat therapy) and ear seeds have been used to balance liver, spleen and kidneys to reduce sugar cravings and balance blood sugar level.

Acupuncture needles applied on liver, spleen and kidney meridians, can help balance and smooth liver tension, pacify spleen and toning kidneys energy to reduce stress and sweet cravings.

Moxibustion at certain acupuncture points on liver spleen and kidney meridians can influence blood insulin levels and help to regulate them for up to 3-4 days post application.

Ear seeds work effectively in any form of addictions including sweet cravings.

Among the conditions appropriate for treatment are:

  • Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Addictive behaviour types and personalities
  • Brain fog

At 777 Healthcare we usually customise a program for our patient using a number of Chinese herbs and proper diet selection. On top of that, acupuncture, ear seeds are popularly used in our practice to help people reduce sweet cravings.

With over 20 years of service, 777 Healthcare Acupuncture Clinic has successfully helped many  patients with sweet cravings issues.

If you have any questions, issues, concerns, or anything you would like to discuss with us, please reach us, and we will try to respond to you within the next business day.

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