Announcing Hypnosis Weight Release Program

Are you fed up with dieting? Don’t despair; if no diet seems to work because you just keep falling off the wagon every time, it’s time for a new approach. Hypnotherapy for weight loss may be the secret ingredient for you if you struggle with emotional eating or perceived cravings.

In early January, Marie is offering an exciting six-week online workshop on weight loss. Classes begin January 3, 2023 and are held on Zoom every Tuesday for six weeks from 6-7 PM ending just in time for you to be your best self and shine on Valentine’s Day!

Cost of entire workshop including materials is $400. Register before December 13, 2022 to get early-bird pricing of $360. Click here to register.

What is hypnosis for weight loss?

This unique program addresses the underlying subconscious beliefs we carry with us that undermine our success with reaching our weight loss goals. Each week we will learn new tools to support us in reaching these goals through discussion, a relaxing group led hypnosis session and homework each week in the workbook and by listening to the weekly recorded hypnosis sessions. We reach these goals by looking at our existing eating habits and shifting into newer conscious eating by tuning into our body and creating healthy habits that are sustainable and feel good. This program was created for the Cleveland Clinic and some participants were able to release up to 2 lbs a week! Once the habits are created in the subconscious mind after 21 days they become a part of you.

What to expect?

You will learn medical strategies for weight loss along with mind-body practices such as mindfulness, relaxation and coping skills, and guided imagery. You will also learn a set of tools to use daily to address the urge to eat for reasons other than hunger. As you become more mindful, it will be easier to make healthy food choices.

How can mindfulness and hypnosis work?

The Hypnosis Weight Release program is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. The goals are to stop the pattern of yo-yo dieting, food restriction, and using food to deal with stress. You will learn how to identify what is weighing you down, meet your emotional needs in healthy ways, and stop emotional eating. You will learn how to meet your needs in healthy ways and to make self-care a priority. Weight release is a natural byproduct of this process. How can hypnosis and guided imagery help to manage weight?

Identify unhealthy eating patterns

  • Create a healthier approach to food and other lifestyle choices
  • Remove the desire for specific foods that sabotage weight loss
  • Reduce sugar cravings
  • Imagine a smaller stomach so less food is needed to feel satisfied
  • Create a deeper state of inner calm and quiet

How will I be able to manage my progress after 6 weeks?

You will be given all 6 weeks of the hypnosis and guided imagery session to use at any time as well as the workbook to revisit. Options are available to do one-on-one sessions as well!

Why Should I Try Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss?

You may be reading this because you’ve never lost your excess body fat, regardless of how hard you tried. On the other hand, you may have lost weight and kept it off for years, but you recently turned back to old habits and seemed to regain it overnight.

If this is you, you’re not alone. It’s more common than you think for a stressful event, such as a financial loss, divorce, or death of a loved one, to trigger the return of emotional eating or food addictions. Even when the current issue has passed, e.g. you find a new job or the negative event feels more distant in time, you may still hold onto these old habits.

Facial Rejuvenation Packages

Overall, facial acupuncture, microneedling, and LED therapy can be gentle yet powerful ways to help you look years younger and keep your brilliant smile. You can enjoy a naturally youthful appearance, without the “frozen” effect seen with traditional cosmetic solutions. If you would like to try it out for yourself, we have created a few discounted packages to get you started. Learn more about facial rejuvenation here.

  • Package of 4 facial acupuncture sessions — We recommend these sessions be used consecutively to treat an issue. They can also be used for periodic spot treatments.
  • Package of 10 facial acupuncture sessions — This package is directed at treating issues for a longer term. You will notice a dramatic change in your physical face when you are finished!
  • Package of 4 microneedling sessions — These highly effective treatments specialize in treatment of aging, acne, and scarring.

To purchase a package, or learn more about the offerings, click here.

Facial Rejuvenation at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center   

Are you starting to feel old when you look in the mirror? If so, you may be facing a dilemma. Should you lean into looking older, or consider drastic cosmetic procedures that may show your age even more?

Thankfully, you have other options: non-invasive treatments that target the underlying causes of aging. They include facial acupuncture, microneedling, and LED light therapy, and they may be the best approaches for you.

What Is Facial Acupuncture?

When you receive facial acupuncture, it’s just like traditional Chinese acupuncture, where small needles are inserted into your skin at shallow depths on specific points. This stimulates your vital energy known as “qi”, so you can enjoy healthy tissue regeneration, circulation, hormone signaling, and muscle function. Your therapist can also insert needles in the facial muscles’ origin and insertion points, as well as their center, to enhance tone.

Should I Try Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Rest assured if you’re considering cosmetic acupuncture, as the growing scientific evidence base for Chinese medicine hasn’t left it out. Clinical studies show that you are likely to enjoy benefits across several aspects of skin aging, some of which you won’t see with most conventional treatments.

Skin Hydration

Is your favorite moisturizer no longer working as well as it once did? If so, you’re not alone. One feature of skin aging is a fall in water and oil content. A case series of two women demonstrated that a month of weekly facial acupuncture increased skin oil content from 32% to 38% in the 50-year-old volunteer, and from 8% to 19% in the 29-year-old woman. Achieving these results could not only take years off your appearance, but also leave you feeling fresher and more hydrated!

Facial Contour

Of course, before you invest in any type of cosmetic treatment, you need to know that it’s not a placebo. Thanks to photographic analysis, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that the results you see in the mirror are real.

A clinical study where 27 women received facial acupuncture found that most experienced at least one level of improvement on a five-point scale that measures elasticity. Here, the method of acupuncture didn’t rely on points. Instead, it involved needle insertion into the muscles and restored a healthy level of tone, helping you feel firmer from the inside out.

Wrinkle Depth

Do you worry that you may be too old to respond to facial acupuncture? It’s all good, as a course of facial acupuncture treatment significantly smoothed out smile lines and eye wrinkles in 107 volunteers, with the best results seen among women in their 70s. The facial points used are linked to providing nourishment, including to your skin, the connective tissue lying underneath, and your muscles. The improvements are likely thanks to an increase in collagen production and overall tissue integrity, reversing the fragility that could make you more prone to wounds and slow healing.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling has been well-known in the West for many years, and is highly effective despite a simpler mechanism of action. It involves applying the treatment with short (0.5-1.5m) needles across your skin to create tiny punctures. You may not feel anything at all, but it still triggers skin rejuvenation by enhancing cell growth and connective tissue (including collagen) production.

Many clinical studies show that you can expect a reduction in the severity of skin aging, acne, scarring, and even some forms of hair loss! You’re in luck if you love spending time outdoors, as it can even reduce skin aging related to sun damage. One trial showed that severity scores fell from 3.57 to 2.05 after six months, including improvements in fine lines and roughness. In another, participants enjoyed a 24% reduction in wrinkle depth, and an increase in skin thickness by 0.45mm. This is an important point, as skin thinning puts you at a higher risk of wounds and other damage.

LED Light Therapy

Don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles! LED light therapy doesn’t break your skin at all. Instead, it uses specific light frequencies, generally within the red or infra-red ranges, which stimulate energy production and regeneration while reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.

The research on LED light therapy not only shows that it’s effective, but also safe when you need to apply it over organs and tissues such as the thyroid gland. In the same study, women had significant improvements in skin elasticity, density, and hydration. Light therapy only mildly reduced wrinkle depth, but they were shallow to begin with.

Overall, facial acupuncture, microneedling, and LED therapy can be gentle yet powerful ways to help you look years younger and keep your brilliant smile. You can enjoy a naturally youthful appearance, without the “frozen” effect seen with traditional cosmetic solutions. If you would like to try it out for yourself, click here.

Updated COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

At this time we are requiring proper face masks to be worn at all times in the center. The practitioner is masked at all times in an effort to maintain a safe environment for all. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or suspect you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The following criteria must be met to be seen at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center

  1. The patient must not be experiencing symptoms such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, loss of smell or taste, or any other flu-like symptoms during the previous week. 
  2. Patient must not have been in contact with anyone suspected of COVID-19.

The following patients are at high risk for COVID-19 complications and should use extra precautions at all times:

  1. People aged 65 years and older
  2. People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  3. People who have serious heart conditions
  4. People who are immuno-compromised including cancer treatment

People of any age with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease may also be at risk.

In-Office Policies for COVID-19:

  • Masks: Your practitioner will be wearing a mask during your session. It is mandatory that you arrive wearing a mask or I will provide you with one.
  • Your practitioner ask that you proceed to the restroom to wash your hands prior to your session.
  • The center is equipped with a new UVC Light Sanitizer to purify each treatment room between patients and will run a quiet UV air purifier in the treatment room, filtering out the smallest microns of dust, pollen, and virus. 
  • Bleach is being used on the face rest covers and all linens (including top blanket) are cleaned and sanitized, just for you. 
  • All laundry will be washed in sanitizing hot water and high heat dryer. Tin warming blankets will be single-use only.
  • Lastly, stay at home if you are feeling sick or suspect you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

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Flower Essences and Emotional Wellbeing

What are flower essences?
Flower essences are liquid extracts used to address profound issues of emotional well-being, soul development, and mind-body health. They are part of an emerging field of subtle energy medicine, which also includes homeopathy, acupuncture,color therapy, therapeutic touch and similar modalities.

Where and when did flower essences originate?
Although flowers have been used for healing for many centuries, flower essences in their modern form were first developed in the 1930s by an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach. He prepared 38 remedies, mostly from English wildflowers. In recent decades companies such as FES have researched new flower essences from other plant species.

How are the essences prepared?
Flower essences are dilute, potentized herbal infusions or decoctions, prepared from wildflowers or pristine garden blossoms. They are made directly in the “laboratory of nature,” where the four alchemical elements of earth, water, air, and fire are found in harmonious balance. To this is added the fifth “quintessential” element of the sensitive awareness and attunement of the preparer. The fresh, dew-filled blossoms are gathered in the early morning of a clear, sunny day. Floating on the surface of a bowl of water, they are irradiated by the warmth and light of the sun for several hours. This process creates an energetic imprint of the etheric energy pattern of the flower in the water, embodying the healing archetype of that plant. This “mother essence” is preserved with organic grape alcohol and then further diluted and potentized to form the “stock” which is sold in stores and to practitioners. 

What to expect in a Flower Essence Therapy Session
Your session will take up to 30 minutes. Your practitioner will ask you a series of questions that will pinpoint the 7 top essences for you. These flower essences will then be prepared in tincture made especially for you. The tincture will be in water and is meant to be taken 4 times a day in water or directly by mouth. A future appointment is scheduled to evaluate the effectiveness of the remedy and adjustments are made with the formula to continue treatment for optimal benefit.
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Learn more about acupuncture and oriental medicine, read our faq’s, and schedule an appointment with Marie Healy at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center today!

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy means “treatment using scents.” The essential oils are aromatic essences extracted from plants, trees, fruits, bark, grasses, and seeds with distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties, which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential oils. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties; some are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, anti-depressant, and expectorant. Other properties of the essential oils which are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties.

Aromatherapy is widely used at home, clinics and hospitals for a variety of application such as pain relief for women in labor, relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy undergone by cancer patients, and in rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Acupuncture Healing Arts Center uses the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils. These oils are also available for purchase at the center.

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What is Flower Essence Therapy?

Developed by Edward Bach in the early 1900s, Bach Flower Remedies are a system of thirty-eight flower essences used in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy, and medications that seeks to correct emotional imbalances by working on the subtle body instead of the physical body. The pattern in the subtle energy fields of the living plant influences the subtle energy fields of the human being. In prescribing flower essences, the practitioner assesses the whole individual, focusing on the disposition or negative emotions of the person, such as fear, impatience, or over-concern. An essence or combination of essences is then chosen to facilitate change and administered orally.

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About Reiki and Energy Medicine

Reiki healing (pronounced “ray-key”) is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Dr. Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki—sacred life force—and that awakened his innate healing abilities.

Dr. Usui developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers.

Reiki Masters believe that the energy flow in Reiki originates from universal sources rather than from the practitioner.

In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (qi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body.

The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.

Reiki Practitioner Training
One learns the Reiki system of natural healing from a Reiki Master who opens the channels of energy flow in the student according to a formula developed by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki requires an attunement (activating energy transmission or initiation) which opens the channel for the healing energy to flow. The attunement adjusts the etheric and physical bodies to a higher vibratory level and open certain chakras to allow for the channeling of the Reiki energy. Reiki practitioner training is offered at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center throughout the year by a Certified Reiki Master Teacher.

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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. The therapist connects deeply with complex internal rhythms and structures. Developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger in 1985 after more than 15 years of clinical research, this manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes. Craniosacral therapy has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health issues.

Craniosacral Therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system.

Learn more about alternative medicine, read our faq’s, and schedule an appointment with Marie Healy at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center today!

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