Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Recently, a number of patients have come in wanting help with sugar cravings. Sugar cravings can happen for many reasons – and Chinese medicine can help. Acupuncture can help balance your spleen and stomach, which are in charge of transforming and transporting nutrients in your body. Usually your spleen needs a little help, and it can get blocked by our all powerful liver, which is in charge of our emotions. If you are stressed, you might turn to food as a comfort, especially treats that are sweet, rich, and creamy – but really have no nutritional value to our vital source – qi. This starts a snowball effect in your body – leading to weight gain, anxiousness, fatigue and so on. Luckily, acupuncture can rebalance your body, and Chinese herbs can help improve digestion - leading to reduced sugar cravings.