Acupuncturist/Eastern Medicine | Valencia – Santa Clarita

New Year, New You! Time to Detox!


Hello Everyone!

Do you want to start your new year with a detoxification?

It’s the beginning of a brand new year! Lets kick off the New Year with detoxing our bodies to make room for new changes, a slimmer appearance, and clear complexion. We can give you some simple tips today to help you get your cleanse under way.

Here is a good recipe to start you off:

Detox Juice
Boil Cabbage, Broccoli, Carrot and Tomato in water for 10-15 minutes. Then, you make this into a juice! If the taste is bad, you can add honey or fruit that will improve the taste.
This very simple recipe is low calorie, and it will clean you out to get rid of constipation, food stagnation, and some of those extra calories you packed on during the holidays. You just drink this every day! Cabbage especially will help you stay hydrated and give you nutrition. You can even use this juice instead of your regular meal once a day to help your weight loss and digestive issues. It is important to note that boiling these foods is better because it is more nourishing boiled than as a cold or raw juice. Nourishing your body is important when detoxifying it.

Lets briefly discuss what it means to detoxify yourself. Detoxing yourself is as much a physical issue as a mental issue! When we detox, our minds and bodies detox! It starts with recognizing the mental clutter you are experiencing, and letting go of those things that don’t serve you. If you can commit to 20 minutes of meditation a day for 1 week you will feel mentally clear and rested! Also, when cleansing your body, it is important to eat as organic as possible. Try very hard not to eat out during detox and make foods at home instead that are fresh, organic, and unprocessed. Lean meats, vegetables and fruits are best. It is also important to drink a lot of water and not to consume alcohol or sugary drinks.

Here is a few more tips for detoxifying the body:

*Drink Lemon water on an empty stomach
*Eat salty nature foods like kelp, seaweed, and lean fish
*Eat, sesame, mung bean, garlic, and Reishi Mushroom dishes
*Drink strong ginger and green teas

If these tips do not help you detox and feel better, then come in to the clinic and get a treatment! We can find the root of your problem and build a treatment plan to help you detox your body to be slimmer, think clearer, have a good complexion, and reduce digestive problems.

Wishing you the best for this New Year!

Healing the Mind, Body, & Soul, a Healthy and Stress Free Life is our ultimate Goal.

Jun’s Acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Relieve Constipation?

You may suffer from Constipation and you may be wondering if Acupuncture can relieve Constipation. It may come as a surprise that you have had constipation all your life, or at least for a while, and never knew that Acupuncture can and does relieve constipation.

There are many reasons why people get constipation; Dehydration, poor fiber diet, sedentary lifestyle and many other reasons. In Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine we treat things a bit differently than one might expect. Our goal is to help the body heal itself and correct its functioning to eliminate disease.  In order to properly discuss this topic, we will need to discuss the different causes for constipation, and how Acupuncturists may approach each. Some causes of Constipation are as follows:

  • Poor Fiber Diet
  • Poor Peristalsis in Intestines
  • Heat
  • Dehydration
  • Medication Usage
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Enema Overuse
  • Sedentary Lifestyle

It would seem that preventing constipation by eating more fiber may be the solution for someone who has a poor fiber diet causing constipation, but even if the person eats more fiber while they have constipation, there may be feces impacted in the colon. If this is the case, simply eating more fiber may not be the correct solution once the situation has progressed. Though eating fiber consistently is a very good solution for this type of constipation, the individual must change their lifestyle once the impacted colon is unclogged. However, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, and TCM Nutrition can provide relief of constipation, impacted stool, and lifestyle change recommendations to patients to help them with Constipation.

Sometimes, people get constipation because they over use enemas and fiber supplements, thus, the intestines get lazy and no longer have strong peristalsis that’s needed for regular bowel movements. In this case, Acupuncture is very effective because it can energize the intestines so that they provide adequate peristalsis for the body.  Often people can get constipation if they have heat excess in the body which often occurs with dehydration. With Acupuncture we can cool the body down and help it generate fluids with certain acupuncture points. Herbs are very helpful for heat condition and fluid insufficiency as well.

Another common cause of constipation is IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome in which the intestines can fluctuate between diarrhea and constipation. In the case of IBS a key factor in this disease is stress, as it is often a trigger for the onset of IBS. Acupuncture is famous for helping people manage stress.

Lastly, Constipation can often occur because of medication use of over use, of which constipation is a side effect. For constipation related to medication, we may be able to help you with the underlying disease that you take such medication for or recommend alternative medications. In this way, we can help our patients become healthier and less likely to need medication usage at the same time we help your body reestablish healthy Bowel Movement patterns.

Whatever the root cause of your constipation problem is, we want to help you and Acupuncture is a wonderful solution that is safe, natural and effective. If you schedule an appointment with Jun’s Acupuncture we can give you a consultation to determine the root cause of your constipation, and give you a treatment plan that suits your needs.

Thank you for reading, we value our patients!

Jun’s Acupuncture

“A Healthy and Stress Free Life is Our Ultimate Goal!”


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