A traditional approach to healing - Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) take a holistic or whole body approach to health. This ancient form of healthcare works to restore the balance and flow of the body's Qi (pronounced "chee") or vital energy. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight or find it difficult are numerous. Tricia is a licensed acupuncturist and well versed in uncovering the root cause or imbalances of your weight. Tricia also takes into consideration other factors that have led to weight gain, including your lifestyle, and emotional and mental well-being. By taking your whole self into account, you and Tricia can get to the root cause, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Recent studies have shown that when acupuncture is combined with traditional methods of weight loss (like what we offer through RWWL), patients lose more weight. In these cases, one to three acupuncture weight loss sessions can be safe and effective in helping people achieve reasonable weight loss goals.
Every client that signs up with a Restorative Wellness and Weight Loss (RWWL) Program is entitled to 1 complimentary acupuncture session with Tricia. Afterwards, you decide if you would like to continue.
Ear seeds are also offered to you at the end of each weigh-in / session. Ear seeds are used for you to stimulate acupuncture points even if you aren't in an office to help with cravings and anxiety. The ear seeds come already attached to skin-colored adhesive surgical tape, and are applied to precisely located points on the outer ear. Pressing the ear seed is like pushing on the brakes. So, pressing on an ear seed might help stop a panic attack, stress eating impulse, or drug craving. Ear seeds can be helpful for clients who are motivated to change and looking for something that they can physically do. They are useful as a pattern interrupt. So if you are dealing with stress eating, Tricia will be able to place the ear seed on the corresponding point and then encourage you to apply pressure for 15 to 60 seconds and take some deep breaths when you get the urge to overindulge.
Tricia and Wendy (a board certified health coach) not only are your guides for your weight loss and wellness journey together, but they also both have the ability to help you uncover underlying causes of stress and healing opportunities so they can work to restore your health individually.
Wendy will be completing her Functional Diagnostic Nutrition course in April. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is a type of detective work that seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Using functional lab work, she can identify healing opportunities and engage each client in a health building process using the potent, proven, professional protocols in our D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success program. This includes Diet, Rest, Exercise, Supplements and Stress Reduction (which are also the core beliefs behind RWWL).