Celebrities Who Use Acupuncture

It may seem strange, but celebrities everywhere are getting acupuncture treatments. You might wonder why anyone would want their body stuck with a bunch of tiny needles, but many have claimed that it helps them experience feelings of peace, health and energy.

Celebrities Use Acupuncture for Weight Loss

A simple web search for celebrities and acupuncture reveals that celebrities are using this ancient Chinese practice to treat a variety of conditions, or simply to stay fit and healthy.

Jennifer Lopez has also been reported as using acupuncture for weight loss. She has said that she lost fifteen pounds using acupuncture for better appetite control and improved sleeping patterns.

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One celebrity who has a long history of promoting alternative therapies is Gwyneth Paltrow. It was Paltrow who brought Chinese cupping therapy to mainstream attention back in 2004.  Now it’s so popular that many other celebrities are also using it. More recently, Gwyneth Paltrow has used acupuncture to maintain a youthful appearance.

Kim Kardashian is also known for using acupuncture in her beauty routine. In 2013, Kardashian shared selfies while she underwent an acupuncture facial treatment. Cosmetic acupuncture is a growing trend. Patients endorse it as a non-surgical and drug free alternative to invasive procedures such as face lifts.

Acupuncture for Fertility is Popular Among Celebrities

Other celebrities use acupuncture for more serious issues. Infertility is a problem faced by many women, and celebrities are no different. Mainstream fertility treatments, like all prescription drugs, come with the risk of side effects. Hormone therapy for fertility may also cause depression and mood swings.

For this reason, many celebrities, like other women, are turning to acupuncture for fertility. Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Natalie Portman, and Kate Winslet have all been reported to have credited acupuncture with their fertility success. Even when the patient uses traditional fertility methods, acupuncture can boost their effectiveness. Celine Dion reportedly used acupuncture with IVF, while Mariah Carey successfully used acupuncture for fertility without needing to resort to IVF.

Celebrity Rehab Support Often Includes Acupuncture

Another issue of a personal nature where celebrities turn to acupuncture is in drug and alcohol rehab. One rehab center in Australia which boasts a celebrity clientele says they use acupuncture and massage to promote relaxation and help de-stress patients as they detox. In fact, luxury rehab centers that offer a host of alternative therapies, including acupuncture, are a recent trend.

However, anyone can benefit from acupuncture during detox. Of course, if you are seeking help for addiction, you should consult your doctor first and foremost. But, you can add acupuncture to your detoxification routine for improved results. One celebrity who can vouch for this is Robert Downey Jr.  For years he had been notorious for his poor health choices. Acupuncture To

day reports that Downey credits Traditional Chinese Medicine with helping him turn his life around and keep him on a positive and healthful track.

Proof that Acupuncture Works

One study, published in the Journal of Neurolmage, showed that acupuncture could actually regulate pain. world health organizationAccording to the study, acupuncture worked in much the same way as many currently used painkillers, including morphine and codeine. In addition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have declared acupuncture effective for many different conditions. This includes a multitude of respiratory, eye and mouth, gastrointestinal, neurological and muscular disorders.

Acupuncture is officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

The primary purpose for acupuncture is to allow the body to speedily heal itself. According to acupuncture practitioners, no two people are treated in the same way. It is a completely individual experience and tailored to each individual’s need.

Not only is acupuncture used for health reasons, but also it is very popular in the area of cosmetics. According to many experts, acupuncture is similar to a Botox treatment when applied to the face. Practitioners claim that it helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as lift saggy skin and improve skin texture in a very subtle way.

So how exactly does this miracle procedure work? Practitioners explain that fine needles are inserted into acupoints, which induces more blood circulation in that particular area and thus helps the entire body heal itself and rejuvenate.

Still don’t believe that acupuncture is an effective healing agent? According to social media and other reports, these celebrities have had acupuncture success stories:

Celebrities who use Acupuncture

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  1. Jennifer Lopez: Dropped 15 pounds due to acupuncture.
  2. Kim Kardashian: Uses acupuncture to relax.
  3. Gwyneth Paltrow: Uses acupuncture to relieve back pain and menstrual cramps.
  4. Celine Dion: Became pregnant with twins thanks to acupuncture.
  5. Sheryl Crow: Treated breast cancer with acupuncture.
  6. Stephen Collins: Called acupuncture a “vacation in the day”.
  7. Natalie Portman: Used acupuncture to relieve stress during pregnancy.
  8. Mariah Carey: Increased fertility and decreased stress due to acupuncture.
  9. Robert Downey Jr.: Acupuncture keeps him healthy.
  10. Sandra Bullock: Says acupuncture keeps her looking young.
  11. Jennifer Aniston: Acupuncture aided in weight loss, made her skin glow, and helped to de-stress.

Acupuncture Helps Celebrities Manage Pain

katy perryThere are many demands on celebrities, from demanding schedules to maintaining their good looks. But even more important is being able to stay active. Pain is one reason many performers, athletes and actors aren’t able to stay as active as they would like. Many celebrities use acupuncture to help them manage chronic pain and heal from injuries.

For a musical performer, pain can be the difference between a cancelled show and a sell-out performance. According to mega-star Katy Perry in an interview: “My knees are giving out on me now. I do acupuncture every 2-3 days.

Similarly, Madonna uses acupuncture after a concert to help her manage joint pain.

Aaron RodgersMany famous athletes rely on acupuncture to manage their pain. Cumulative over-use and injuries cause chronic conditions that can keep them from winning a game. Kobe Bryant in a Twitter post showed how he uses acupuncture to help with knee and ankle pain. Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers used acupuncture to treat an injured calf that was causing him pain.

Pain can be a major concern for actors who stay on sets for long hours and have physically challenging roles. Oscar winner Julianne Moore told Health Magazine that acupuncture “reset [her] nervous system” and eased her back pain. Actress Penelope Cruz was spotted with acupuncture beads in her ear-lobes, a treatment known for managing chronic pain.

Using acupuncture on a regular basis reduces inflammation and heals bruising by promoting good blood flow. It also promotes endorphin release which alleviates pain. Acupuncture also often works when other forms of pain management fails.

Are you convinced yet? If not, maybe this will help. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt! The needles are very thin and insertion is often painless.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

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Kelly Ripa getting acupuncture

With that said, there are five acupuncture sensations that you can experience. A feeling of heaviness, a slight achy feeling, slightly electric feeling, tingly or a warm sensation is completely normal.  Although some of these sensations do not sound enjoyable, most of them only last a few minutes and many of them are pleasurable according to many patients.

Acupuncture Can Help You, Too

Everyone can benefit from acupuncture. Whether you need help with fertility, weight loss, stress relief, chronic pain, or another concern, please contact us to learn how our services could help.

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Jill Mazur
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I have seen Laurie for just over one month regarding weight loss. I have lost 10lbs so easily. Her acupuncture and her diet sheet is amazing. There was no pain but lots of gain (loss) in weight! I have never been so happy with any other method of weight loss, her scheme is enjoyable and certainly gets the results.
Victor Green
Victor Green
I started going to Laurie for pain. It was my first time receiving acupuncture and really didn't know what to expect. Laurie's office is comfortable, relaxing and quiet. Laurie took the time to discuss my concerns. She really listened and really made me feel comfortable my first time. I am very active; I was in a lot of pain and discomfort and did not know how to manage that. Within a few sessions with her I could feel a great difference in my over all heath and had a lot less pain. Every time I see her I feel better. She is truly amazing at her work and really knows what she is doing. She has changed my life and helped me get my body running it's best with very little pain throughout my day. I see her weekly and her services only get better, she never rushes my appointment, she always listens to my needs and I truly feel better every time I see her. Not just after the session but truly better and the pain does not come back. It's amazing, some of the issues I have had my entire adult life and have been seen by several doctors and they could never help me. Laurie is helping me with these issues and I have incredible results from her. I would highly recommend her acupuncture and alternative health services. She knows what she's doing and truly cares about her patients and bettering their health.
Gia Genau
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