Reduce Sugar Cravings with Acupuncture

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. 

Achieve your health goals and new years resolutions in 2018 by booking with our highly qualified Doctor of TCM, Ester on Monday and Thursdays 10AM-6PM.

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. 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. (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).