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Acupuncture as an important part of detoxification program

by Felix Melamed, LAc

Our clients frequently ask us what they can do to improve or speedup the detoxification process. While it is not possible to detox a human body too fast, there are certain things that can be hugely beneficial. Acupuncture is one of them. This is what it does:

Improve Digestion

For patients with indigestion, chronic gastritis, and cholecystitis, needling related points quickly restores to normal both low and high levels of stomach acidity, free stomach acids, and pepsin. Acupuncture also has a regulatory effects upon the function and motility of the small and large intestines, that will help to control diarrhea or constipation.

Relieve spasms

A toxic colon is always filled with old build-up matter, mucous, yeasts and parasites. In many cases, the colon is very spasmodic. Using acupuncture during body cleansing program can dramatically help relieve the spasms and increase detoxification. Inserting needles, especially in the ear lobe zones, before and during the colon hydrotherapy session usually improves elimination.

Appetite Control, Decrease Cravings for Sweet

Cravings for sweets and starches are the major signs of internal intoxication and candida infection. At Biotherapy Clinic, we insert small tag in the “appetite control” point for 10-14 days which usually decreases craving for sweets and controls appetite. It is also very important in a weight control program.

Treatment for gastro-intestinal and abdominal disorders 

Clinical studies and experimental research show the excellent results obtained from acupuncture treatment on the diseases and disturbances of the digestive system:

  • Stomachache                                                                                                         
  • Hiccough (spasm of the diaphragm)                        
  • Indigestion                                                             
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastritis
  • Constipation, Diarrhea, Colitis
  • Chronic liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease
  • Flatulence, nausea, vomiting
  • Anal  itching
  • Food allergies

Increase the strength of immune system

The immune system’s primary function is protecting the body against infection and cancer. Internal intoxication can lead to depression of the immune system. Recurrent or chronic infections, including chronic candidiasis (Candida, yeast overgrowth), are characterized by a depressed immune system. A compromised immune system leads to infection, which damages the immune system, further weakening resistance. This vicious cycle makes it difficult to overcome chronic disease.

Restoring proper immune function is one of the keys to complete body health.  There are two ways of doing it. First, through acupuncture we can increase the amount of defense energy in your body by stimulating certain points on the body.

Increasing that energy helps people with recurrent yeast, colds, and viral infections.

The second way is the most important since it involves the stimulation of the spleen organ. This organ, besides its part in the digestive function, also has a key role in the production of white blood cells. Through stimulation of spleen points, the energy in the spleen increases and our immune system strengthened. A well-balanced person will not get sick!

Stress management, cleansing of “toxic emotions” 

Stress, particularly when it is chronic or long lasting stress, is especially damaging to the body and mind.

Many people with chronic inner intoxication, candida or parasite infection cannot tolerate emotional stress, so they  suffer from mood swings, deep depressions, anxiety attacks, irritability.

Stimulation of acupuncture points with needles or magnets will release endorphins, enkephalins and another well-being hormones. These substances are also natural pain killers that  seem to reduce anxiety and depression, promote better night sleep, alleviate neck and shoulder pain

As the body is cleansed of toxins, parasites, and other physical materials that block the flow of Qi (vital energy), anger, depression, fear, and other emotional and spiritual toxins can be released.

Acupuncture, together with body cleansing program, anticandida-antiparasite treatment and healthy diet will alleviate the stress and depression, improve body-mind connection.


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