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with Joie Jacala, LAc

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Acupuncture directly influences Gut-Brain Connection

with Joie Jacala, LAc
abdominal acupuncture
 
Abdominal Acupuncture-- Safe, Effective, Gentle, and oh so RELAXING! Directly stimulating the abdominal aorta, vagus nerve and gut health, abdominal acupuncture is a powerful tool to address many health concerns stemming from Gut/Brain dis-Connection. This case in particular was a 28year old male seeking relief from chronic IBS, TMJ syndrome pains, and anxiety. In one session, symptoms reduced 80% and lasted for a couple weeks.

Chinese Medicine Organ Clock Supported by Circadian Science

with Joie Jacala, LAc

This morning, I caught NPR's recently broadcasted Health Shots news on Circadian Science. NPR was interviewing Northwestern University circadian scientist, Fred Turek, who stated that this science is collecting evidence to show that your life schedule may indeed be the downfall of your health. Studies are discovering that people have multiple internal clocks with the brain being the master clock... "And different systems in the body are programmed to do different tasks at different times."
Good thing your acupuncturist already knew this! 
Chinese medicine and acupuncture works to restore balance and synchronicity to your body.

Listening to your body's natural schedule will keep your internal clocks in sync and decrease potential for metabolic disorders such as diabetes, weight gain, hypothyroidism, and heart disease. 

 

TCM organ clock

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/02/555054483/how-messing-with-our-body-clocks-can-raise-alarms-with-health

Acupuncture vs. Prescription Medications

with Joie Jacala, LAc

As my colleague Richard Hazel, LAc so excellently pointed out--

For people who are sure that acupuncture can't work, doesn't work, is a placebo I would suggest that you read the small print on your prescription medication and read the section called "mechanism of action".

Mechanism of action is an explanation of what the drug does and why it works.

You may be surprised to know that many of the pills we take (like Tylenol) have a mechanism of action that is "unknown".

But the drugs work in most cases.

Many of the mechanisms of action for acupuncture are being shown through research and clinical trials and yet people are skeptical.

I say, try it for yourself. It's safe and you barely feel the needles.

And there's a good chance it can help you have less stress and pain and can help with many conditions without drugs.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46688/title/Mystery-Mechanisms/

The Love of Acupuncture

with Joie Jacala, LAc

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