Holistic Alternatives is now offering holistic weight loss services in Long Island, NY based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Get Clearer. Brighter. Lighter.
Our goal is to help your body purify and rebuild itself from the inside out. Our center gives you a structured plan for nourishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn to support your major organ systems with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in whole foods.
When you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be amazed at how good you find yourself feeling. Transition to a new, intentional way of eating that will continue your journey toward a lighter way of life. Learn about all the modalities we use from TCM below.
Natural & Holistic Weight Loss Strategies
People seeking to address weight concerns are turning to acupuncture as a natural way to approach weight loss.
Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs. For example, restoring balance to the flow of Qi in the stomach can help promote good digestion and suppress an overactive appetite. Emotional issues such as anxiety and stress, both of which can lead to overeating, can be addressed by balancing the liver.
Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to treat pain, addictions, and medical conditions of the body.
The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments.
Some people hesitate to receive acupuncture treatment due to fear of needles. Fortunately for those patients, other options exist.
Low-power laser acupuncture is one of the best options because it is fast, effective, and completely painless. Laser acupuncture uses low-power laser light at specific wavelengths to stimulate acupuncture points and bring about effects similar to traditional needle acupuncture, but without the pain of needles.
Scientific studies have shown that acupressure ear seeds are a powerful and effective way to help you lose weight!
Ear seeds are an excellent way to glean the benefits of acupuncture without puncturing the skin. The acupressure ear seeds are secured to key acupuncture points on the outer ear. Once secured, ear seeds stimulate the points through light pressure. Due to the lack of side effects of treating illness with ear seeds, it can be an excellent choice for patients of all ages. Similar to acupuncture, ear seeds not only treat certain conditions, but they also balance energy and promote an overall sense of well-being.
Massage for Pain Relief, Stress Reduction, Anxiety and Depression
Massage is a very effective technique for relieving pain. How does it work? There are number of ways massage may help in relieving pain: Massage confuses the body’s pain signals. Rubbing may interfere with pain signals’ pathways to your brain, a process called the “gate control theory,” according to experts. Pain impulses run toward the spinal cord and then up the cord and into the brain. It’s only when they reach the brain that these impulses, are perceived as pain. When you rub, it sends other impulses along the same nerves. When all these impulses try to reach the brain through nerves, the nerves get clogged like a highway during morning rush hour. The result? Most of them won’t reach the brain. And if the pain signals does not reach the brain, you won’t feel pain. Thus, massage works by ‘closing the gate’ that pain impulses have to pass through.