Are you keeping your New Year’s resolution?

Kylie Roach, Serenity Health and Wellness

Kylie Roach, Serenity Health and Wellness

By Kylie Roach, FLT News Columnist

Losing weight, stopping smoking, getting healthy: Did you promise yourself that you’d focus on one of these for the new year? A lot of us make New Year’s resolutions, but sticking to them is the hard part. A few months into the new year we find ourselves back into our old bad habits.

Don’t throw in the towel just yet; maybe you need some supportive therapies to help you keep on track. Acupuncture is a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that can be used to support overall health.

Stopping smoking, for example, is one resolution that can be achieved with the assistance of acupuncture. A licensed and trained practitioner will insert several small needles into each ear. This technique is called the NADA protocol, which stands for National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. Thousands of practitioners worldwide successfully use this protocol, which was developed in the 1980s, to treat various forms of addiction. This protocol, along with the needling of other acupuncture points on the body, is used to break the “habit” that the body and mind have formed to the nicotine. There’s even an acupuncture point on the wrist that’s meant to make the cigarettes taste bad so you don’t crave them!

A positive attitude along with the help of supportive therapies like acupuncture can help you keep your New Year’s resolution.

Kylie Roach is a licensed acupuncturist at Serenity Health & Wellness. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Serenity Health & Wellness Center at 419-891-2181; or visit us at 1685 Lance Pointe Drive, Maumee, Ohio.