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Acupuncture: A Holistic Approach to Healing Digestion Issues

Thanks to the stress of the holidays and overindulging in rich, heavy foods, many people experience digestion issues during the Xmas season. But for some, digestive problems persist long after the holidays have passed. If you’re one of the many people struggling with digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or acid reflux, acupuncture may be able to help.


Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed that this stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.


One of the main benefits of acupuncture is its ability to regulate the digestive system. Acupuncture can help to improve the function of the stomach, intestines, and other digestive organs, relieving symptoms such as bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. It can also help to reduce acid reflux and heartburn.


In addition to its digestive benefits, acupuncture has also been shown to aid in weight loss. By regulating the body’s metabolism and reducing cravings for unhealthy foods, acupuncture can help individuals to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

If you’re looking for a holistic approach to healing digestion issues and promoting weight loss, consider giving acupuncture a try. The benefits of this ancient healing practice have been recognized for centuries and many people have found relief from a variety of digestive complaints through acupuncture treatment. With the help of a trained and licensed acupuncturist, you too can experience the healing powers of acupuncture and improve your overall health and well-being. Lifetime Acupuncture in Deer Park has helped many patients with various digestive issues. Please give us a call if you too decide to try acupuncture for your healing journey.

How to Find Your Best Acupuncturist

What to consider when searching good Acupuncture Clinic Near You:


Like anything else you search on or offline, finding a good or the best acupuncturist near you, has its own challenges. Below are some tips we always recommend our own clients, family and friends:


1.     Get Referrals from family and friends. The best way to know that an acupuncturist and the acupuncture clinic will be a caring one is to get referrals from family and friends. Their experience will take many questions out of your mind and will give you the confidence you need before you walk into a new clinic.


2.     Acupuncture License: Verify that the acupuncturist you will see is licensed. While only licensed acupuncturists in New York State can practice by law, it is a good idea to ask whether he or she has acupuncture license. We always remind our patients that.


3.     Expertise: Ask around and check online what kind of conditions are treated by your acupuncturists. Acupuncture is great for many conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, head ache, migraines, pediatric acupuncture, knee pain, digestive issues, Bell ’s palsy, upper back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, arthritis, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, stress, weight loss and great for a preventive care.  


4.     Clean and Relax Office Settings: Make sure that the clinic you are being treated is clean and relaxing.


5.     Convenience: Your practitioner’s location and schedule are of primary importance, especially for time intensive therapies.



Fun Facts about Acupuncture

Did You Know That?


  • Acupuncture needles DON’T HURT as much as people fear or imagine. Thin acupuncture needles are almost same or less felt than a mosquito bites in most cases.


  • Before stainless steel needles that used in today’s acupuncture practices, very first acupuncturist used to work with thorns, bamboo slivers, and sharpened bone to stimulate acupuncture points.


  • The oldest acupuncture needles were made of bronze, copper, tin, gold and silver. Oldest needles found date back to A.D. 600.


  • Stainless steel was discovered in 4th Century A.D in China and became the most commonly used material since steel was strong and could make very thin needles.


  • Waichi Sugiyama – a gifted blind Japanese acupuncturist invented the guide tube in 17th This was the biggest step in the development of much finer needles


  • Today’s acupuncture are made of stainless steel of a very fine diameter (approximately 0.015″). These are prepackaged, sterilized, disposable and one time use only.


  • Acupuncture needles were accepted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 as medical instruments, stating their safety and effectiveness.


  • Acupuncturists look at your body as a whole and treat root cause of the complain rather than masking the symptoms.


  • Acupuncturists can assess your  overall health by checking your pulse and look at your tongue.


  • Acupuncture treatments are different for each individual. Every person will have their own treatment plan based on complete diagnosis performed by their acupuncturists.


  • The World Health Organization endorsed acupuncture for over two hundred symptoms and diseases – low back pain, seasonal allergies, headache, nausea, vomiting, allergic rhinitis, depression, anxiety, side effects of chemotherapy and induction of labor to name a few.

What can Acupuncturists Treat

What can Acupuncturists Treat

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that is more than 5000 years old.  Although it is called Alternative medicine in western world, people relied on Acupuncture as a mainstream medicine for a long time.

Acupuncturists go under an extensive training in USA. They have to know about anatomy in western medicine terms as well as eastern medicine. Acupuncturists have to pass a very difficult national exam and obtain their licenses from their states.

Acupuncture compliments the western medicine in many conditions.

In Lifetime Acupuncture we have helped many patients with the following conditions throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties in Long Island. With three locations in Deer Park, North Babylon and Hauppauge, we are easily reachable from many towns.

Some of the conditions acupuncture is really effective are as follows:

  • Chronic Pain:
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines, Headaches, and Neck Pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Heartburn & Indigestion
  • Bell ’s palsy
  • Weight Loss,
  • Back Pain,
  • Facial Pain,
  • TMJ,
  • IBS,
  • Depression,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Chron’s
  • Colitis,
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Infertility,
  • Digestion,
  • Sciatica,
  • Carpal Tunnel,

Acupuncture Treatment Can Help Your Mom

Another Mother’s day was celebrated with joy and happiness around the world and here in Long Island. Mother Nature was kind enough to give us a beautiful sunny Sunday morning after a heavy rain on Saturday.

We are blessed to have our mothers in our life. They are the back bone of our families and communities.

While many of us gave our moms flowers or conventional gifts, have you ever wondered what else would make a great gift for your Mom?

Acupuncture Treatment. Yes it is acupuncture. While it is not a gift that pops up as the first option, acupuncture’s amazing benefits will make your mom appreciate your gift the most. Here are some reasons why Acupuncture treatment will help your mom.

  • Acupuncture balances your body and promotes well-being.
  • Acupuncture is proven to be more effective than most drugs for pain management.
  • Acupuncture can help greatly with weight loss.
  • People who get regular acupuncture treatments tend to sleep better and feel more energetic.
  • Many allergy sufferers turn to acupuncture after exhausting all conventional treatments.
  • Acupuncture has been very beneficial for anxiety and depression by increasing endorphin (happiness hormone) in the body.