By Melissa Mulvaney, MAE, DiplAc, LAc

Our bodies’ ability to keep us well in an age of convenience, fast food, and pollution is a wonder. As part of its metabolic processes, your body naturally produces ammonia and carbon dioxide. In a perfect world, the liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, lungs, intestines, blood, and skin filter and expel these toxins without a problem. But, what happens when your food, water and air are not the cleanest?

There are over 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the United States that are in pesticides, personal care products, and household cleaners. The CDC reports that hundreds of these chemicals are now present inside our bodies. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems. When overloaded with toxic chemical exposure, the body becomes inefficient, and toxins can build up, creating an unhealthy burden that can have wide-reaching effects.

As a board-certified and licensed acupuncturist, my patients come to me for all-natural, effective treatments for many health conditions. The best results always come when patients take my diet advice to heart. I tell them that “acupuncture works on the energy of your body, which is only as good as the food you eat, the water you drink and the air you breathe.” Purification, combined with acupuncture, can help remove toxins that can contribute to allergies, fatigue, insomnia, indigestion, food cravings, weight gain, reduced mental clarity, joint discomfort, low libido, and more.

In addition to how what we put into our bodies affects us physically and mentally, Chinese medicine considers how our bodies interact and reflect the energy of each season of the year. Spring is almost here. It’s staying lighter longer, the birds are singing, and the sap in flowers and trees is rising. By working with this rising energy, patients achieve greater success with their diet changes and purification efforts than when they try to cleanse in the fall and winter when our bodies are meant to reconsolidate and rest. In my office, I offer a purification program only through spring and summer using whole, organic, and unprocessed food and whole food supplements. It’s a structured, easy-to-use plan designed to cleanse and nourish your whole body. Plus, it can help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the program ends.

Spring into wellness this year! Call us for a complimentary consultation today, or join us at our office on March 18 for our FREE class on acupuncture and purification. Seating is limited. To register for this special event, visit remedyhealingarts.com or call (770) 518-1785.

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