Craving sweets? Acupuncture can help.

According to the World Health Organization, we should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day. But the average person in this country eats 31 teaspoons a day, often without even knowing it, because it is added to nearly every processed food you can buy.

Why so much sugar is added to food would be another blog, but we now know that among its many other unhealthy attributes, it causes the brain to release a powerfully addictive chemical: dopamine.

I have a treatment that helps with all kinds of addictions, including sugar. I use acupuncture points on the ears, hands and feet to reduce cravings and treat symptoms of withdrawal.

I can also offer dietary advice on how to reduce overall sugar consumption. Most people don’t eat sugar by the spoonful, but some might be surprised to find out how much “hidden” sugar is in their diet.

If you or someone you know could use some help breaking an addiction to sugar, give me a call.

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