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Auricular Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss

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Learn how Dr. Williams utilizes a home-based auricular acupuncture program to help with weight loss.

Auricular (or, of the ear) acupuncture is based n the understanding that the ear contains points corresponding to all parts of the body, including the internal organs.  This theory can be applied to clinical treatment for people who are in need of losing weight.

In a recent medical study, researchers who recruited 91 adults with a BMI of 23 or higher performed an 8 week trial that showed that auricular acupuncture was effective in helping suppress appetite and losing weight.

Study Setup

They divided the participants into 3 groups – 2 active, and one control group.  The first group of 31 were treated with auricular acupuncture to five points on the outer ear.  The filaments were kept in place in one ear with surgical tape for one week, after which the same treatment was applied to the other ear, with the process repeated over 8 weeks.

The second group of 30 were treated at one point only, the Hunger point. The remaining group of 30 received a placebo treatment in which the filaments were removed immediately after insertion, but the surgical tape remained in place, with the removal of the filaments unknown to the group.

All of the participants were weighed and measured at the beginning of treatment, at four weeks in, and at the end.

Study Results

24 of the volunteers dropped out before the 8 weeks were up, 15 of whom were in the control group receiving the placebo treatment, the authors suggesting that perhaps they found it harder to regulate their desire to eat and cope with the restrictive diet.

Among those who remained for the entire period, significant differences were noticeable after 4 weeks:

  • The 5 point treatment group saw a 6.1% drop in their BMI
  • Those in the 1 point treatment group saw a 5.7% drop in BMI
  • There was no change in the BMI of those receiving the placebo treatment
  • Measures in body fat fell only in those that received the 5 point treatment

The authors of the study conclude, “Both 5-needle acupuncture treatment generally used in Korean clinics and 1-needle treatment at the Hunger point appear to be effective in reducing body weight in the short term.”

However, they add that “the 5-needle treatment may be better for tackling abdominal fat.”

Learn how to control your appetite in our workshop near you!

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The study appears in the Journal Acupuncture in Medicine.

SOURCE: ‘Randomised clinical trial of five ear acupuncture points for the treatment of overweight people’, Professor Sabina Lim et al, Acupuncture in Medicine.  British Acupuncture Council. Published on December 17, 2013
 

5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss

 Looking and Feeling Younger

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Do you want:

  • To end weight loss plateaus?
  • Stop the “YoYo” weight gain/loss?
  • To lose weight permanently?
  • Have more energy?

Get more details on a free workshop we are offering in February. In this 2-hour workshop, Dr. Williams will show and teach you the secrets to losing weight naturally.

NOTE: Although we will try to add more workshops like this throughout the year, seating is limited, and is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your seat here.

Winter ExtravaJamba

Winter ExtravaJamba (Dec 21)

Winter ExtravaJamba

Come One, Come All! Time to have a Ball! Introducing the “Winter ExtravaJamba!”

ALL AGES FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!

When:
Sunday December 21st from 12noon – 6pm
Location:
The La Mesa Kickboxing Academy
8322 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, CA. 91942

It’s that time of year again….The time where everyone is scrambling to figure out last minute Holiday Gift Ideas. So we’ve taken all the guess work out of the holiday shopping experience for you by assembling amazing vendors and small business owner’s to offer you a wide array of unique and fun gift options for all of your loved ones!


This will be a bohemian bazaar like no other.

Bring Ca$h and be prepared to be amazed, entertained and inspired!

Plus Entertainment by:

Greg Vaughn of Danyavaad Perform a Solo Acoustic Set (Play an Instrument? Want to Jam? Let us know! We’d love to have you!)

 & Visual Installation by:

Derogatory Cohen

Paul Basta

Speakers:

Shayla
“3 Keys to Success – Step out of fear and into the life of your dreams”

Rico Caveglra
“All Day Energy The Natural Way”

Linda White
“How to Own Your Power & Manifest Beyond What You Believe Possible”

And Hosts:

J.J. Brawley & Ryan Altman

Admission to the event:

$10 at the door OR….donate an Unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots

 

 

Infertility Natural Treatment (Posted on the Retail Trends)

This article was posted on the Retail Trends Digital News here.

treatment2As one of the founding  clinical directors of The  Wellness Institute of  America in San Diego, Gerald Williams is dedicated  to helping people regain their health naturally, without drugs or  surgery. Williams specializes in  treating infertility and reproductive health problems, which he says are prevalent. “A 2011 study stated that about two-fifths of women are unable to conceive, which is quite a staggering statistic,” said Williams. “In cases that have structural complications that require physical correction, surgery may be the only option. However, most cases are non-structural, so treating the underlying cause naturally, without drugs or surgery, will often help achieve a successful pregnancy.”

Williams graduated  from the Pacific College of Oriental  Medicine in San Diego,  and is a board-certified and licensed doctor of acupuncture in the state of Rhode Island. He also has extensive  experience in Chinese botanical medicine and other holistic treatments for chronic health problems.

Williams is so confident in his methods, he offers a Guaranteed Pregnancy Program, which promises that a qualified patient will achieve a pregnancy within nine months, or get her money back.

“Because pregnancy is not guaranteed just because a conception has occurred, this program also includes complimentary care for the first trimester,” said Williams.

Now in his fifth year of the program, Dr. Williams is accepting only 12 qualified applicants for the remainder of 2014. To schedule a consultation and assessment, call 619-265-0291. The first 12 applicants who mention this article will receive a $250 gift certificate that covers the assessment fees.

“We’re very excited about this program, based on the number of successful full-term pregnancies that we have helped provide our patients, and helping patients build their families is what makes this work so rewarding,” said Dr. Williams.

The Wellness Institute  of America is at 2425  Camino Del Rio S., #180  (between Stadium Way &  Texas Street). For more  information, visit thewellnessinstituteofamerica.org.

Infertility Issues Can Plague 2/5 of Women

Infertility is defined as the inability to produce or conceive a child. A 2011 study stated that about two-fifths of women are unable to conceive, which is quite a staggering statistic. The conditions of endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes are the most reported diagnosed causes of infertility.

infertility_baby-150x150Acupuncture can be very good for infertility cases that are non-structural in nature. Problems like anovulation, hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), irregular ovulation and menstruation and luteal phase, defect, etc. are all functional problems that acupuncture can effectively treat.

Most people would try Western medical conventional ways to treat infertility first and only as a last option will they consider acupuncture yet acupuncture is by far the cheapest treatment for infertility. It takes several treatment sessions of acupuncture before substantial results are seen. Each session takes around 30 to 45 minutes.

Complementary Versus Alternative: What Does That Mean?

Many Americans, nearly 40 percent, use health care approaches developed outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine for specific conditions or overall well-being. When describing health approaches with non-mainstream roots, people often use the words “alternative” and “complementary” interchangeably, but the two terms refer to different concepts:

“Complementary” generally refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine.

“Alternative” refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.

Treatment_pathTrue alternative medicine is not common. Most people use non-mainstream approaches along with conventional treatments. And the boundaries between complementary and conventional medicine overlap and change with time. For example, guided imagery and massage, both once considered complementary or alternative, are used regularly in some hospitals to help with pain management.

Source: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCAM is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Complementary Versus Alternative Care

complementary-or-alternative-medicineMany Americans, nearly 40 percent, use health care approaches developed outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine for specific conditions or overall well-being. When describing health approaches with non-mainstream roots, people often use the words “alternative” and “complementary” interchangeably, but the two terms refer to different concepts:

“Complementary” generally refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine.

“Alternative” refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.

True alternative medicine is not common. Most people use non-mainstream approaches along with conventional treatments. And the boundaries between complementary and conventional medicine overlap and change with time. For example, guided imagery and massage, both once considered complementary or alternative, are used regularly in some hospitals to help with pain management.

Source: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCAM is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What’s Making You Tired?

There are a number of factors that can make you tired:

LOW-ENERGY-WOMEN

• lack of proper sleep
• stress (who doesn’t suffer from this?)
• overworking
• over-exercising
• overeating
• drugs like antihistamines
• anemia
• the flu
• illness
• eye strain

What can you do about it?

Being tired can lower productivity and lead to a greater risk of injury in everyday tasks, like driving. So, women who feel more rested do better than those who don’t. Call The Wellness Institute of America to schedule an appointment and learn more about we can increase restfulness in women.

What Causes Night Sweats in Women?

sweaty-woman-225x300Night sweats in women are another one of the most recognizable symptoms of menopause and hormone imbalance.

Much like hot flashes, low estrogen and its effect on the hypothalamus is often specifically what causes night sweats in women. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that controls appetite, body temperature, sleep and sex hormones. Reduced natural estrogen levels fool the hypothalamus into believing that the body is too hot. Subsequently, a night sweat occurs in an effort to purge the body of this fictional excess heat.

Regain hormone balance to end the problem at its origin. Call The Wellness Institute of America to schedule an appointment and learn more about we can provide relief from night sweats in women.

Acupuncture: How does it work?

The acupuncture meridian system runs through the body delivering energy to the organ systems. This flow can be interrupted by blockages or buildups. When the blocks are removed or the excess drained, healthy energy flow returns and the organ systems receive the nourishment they need to function optimally allowing the body to heal itself.

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The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicines ability to treat over 43 disorders including:

Respiratory Disorders: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis sinusitis and allergies.

Gastrointestinal Disorders: food allergies, peptic ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis.

Gynecological Disorders: irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome.

Urogenital Disorders: stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction.

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: arthritis, migraine, headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and lower back, neck and shoulder pain.

Emotional and Psychological Disorders: depression and anxiety.

Addictions: including alcohol, nicotine and drugs.

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders.

Supportive Therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders.