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Reduce Sugar Cravings with Acupuncture

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Do you crave sugar based snacks throughout the day? Do you want to control your blood sugar levels and maintain energy levels as well as a healthy weight? Research has shown that acupuncture and moxibustion (herbal heat therapy) may reduce your sugar cravings to improve your blood sugar levels. 1, 2, 3, 7 Moxibustion at certain […]
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Do you crave sugar based snacks throughout the day?

Do you want to control your blood sugar levels and maintain energy levels as well as a healthy weight?

Research has shown that acupuncture and moxibustion (herbal heat therapy) may reduce your sugar cravings to improve your blood sugar levels. 1, 2, 3, 7

Moxibustion at certain acupuncture points can influence blood insulin levels1, 2 and help to regulate them for up to 3-4 days post application. 

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Among the conditions appropriate for treatment are:

-Diabetes (type 1 and 21, 5)

-Pre-diabetes 1, 5

-Gestational Diabetes

-Obesity 3

-Heart disease

-Eating disorders 3, 4

-Chronic fatigue 7

-General fatigue and low energy levels 7

-Addictive behaviour types and personalities 3, 4

-Brain fog 2


  1. Kim, THet al. Moxibustion for managing type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. Aug;17(8):575-9. doi: 10.1007/s11655-011-0811-2. Epub (2011)
  2. Avena NM, et al; Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake, (2007)
  3. Avena NM, et al. Animal Models Of Sugar and Fat Bingeing: Relationship To Food Addiction and Increased Body Weight. Methods Mol Biol. 829:351-65. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-458-2_23. (2012)
  4. Walton AG, Why Oreos are as addictive as cocaine to your Brain: Pharma & Healthcare, Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/10/16/why-your-brain-treats-oreos-like-a-drug/#11876a4aab00oct 16 (2013)
  5. Unknown author. Introduction to Moxibustion; Pacific Journal Of Oriental Medicine p10-15 unknown date.
  6. Stein J. We Found Out If Cheese Is Really As Addictive As Cocaine. Huffington Post.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/18/we-found-out-if-cheese-is-really-as-addictive-as-cocaine_a_21473133/ (2016)
  7. Shu, Q. et al. Acupuncture and Moxibustion have Different Effects on Fatigue by Regulating the Autonomic Nervous System: A Pilot Controlled Clinical TrialSci. Rep. 6, 37846; doi: 10.1038/srep37846 (2016).

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