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Acupuncture And Hypnosis May Help You Quit Smoking

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Acupuncture and hypnosis has loooong been associated with quitting smoking.

But are they old wives' tales or legit?

Researchers found that the answer is

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Kristin Davis Is Into Acupuncture

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Kristin Davis is looking well, and it could it be that she owes it to acupuncture??

She was spotted leaving The Chinese Healing Institute in Santa Monica, and one can only assume she was also spotted taking sessions of acupuncture!

We don't know — something terrifying about having a bunch of pricks needles put into your body! Especially for the hell of it!

If it works, it works!

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New Acupressure Mat

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New Acupressure Mat

Scared of getting needles stuck into you by a stranger?

So are we!

THANKFULLY, the new Vila mat simulates acupuncture just by lying on it. The mat also increases blood circulation, decreases muscle tension, relieves pain, and boosts energy.

Not bad!

We like this: It’s compact and it’s relaxing.

What more could you ask for? Check it here!

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Is Shania Twain Struggling To Conceive?

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Poor thing! She just can't seem to catch a break, can she?

Star Magazine is reporting that although Shania Twain is happy with her new husband, Frederic Thiebaud, the pair are privately struggling to conceive, and although they've tried acupuncture, meditation, vitamins, and fertility drugs, nothing seems to be working!

A source explains:

“She knows conceiving can be difficult for a woman her age. She really hoped she wouldn’t have to face infertility. It’s incredibly frustrating; she’s cried over it more than once. Frederic is trying to get his new wife to consider different options, like surrogacy or adoption. He asked her if she would consider using a surrogate, and she’s open to the idea. He’s also been calling around to adoption agencies, figuring out how they should proceed if they decide that’s what they definitely want to do. She’s really hoping for a daughter, and she’s even been writing songs about it. But no matter what, she’s just excited about having more children around. She loves being a mom.”

We can't imagine how frustrating and painful this process may be for them, but hopefully she'll take her husband's advice and look into other options!

There's no wrong way to make a family, guys!

We wish you the best of luck, either way! Stay strong!

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Guest Vlogger Anna Answers Your Questions!

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Guest Vlogger Anna Answers Your Questions

Anna,

I recently decided that I want to challenge a detox program after reading about the numerous health benefits on this site. I am just curious what a good one to start off with would be? I have never done anything like this so I am a little concerned with safety as well as potential side effects. Also, I am a Canadian reader; what are some good options within Canada?

Thanks!

-AJN

Hi AJN,

Detox programs are not for the faint of heart, and it can be tough to separate the borderline irresponsible programs from the holistically challenging. They take a lot out of you physically and emotionally, so you have to be prepared. I did a 27-day detox, and the first two weeks were extremely rough and almost cost me friends and co-workers — I was such a mopey so and so. I followed Dr. Joshi’s holistic detox program. This was years ago and now there are parts I really question as I do not believe in eliminating natural food from your diet — moderation is key.

I see an amazing acupuncturist and we have discussed detox programs and cleanses and she is not for it. She spends a lot of time with clients correcting issues that arise from the programs. You can wipe out a lot of friendly bacteria and actually put your body under a lot of strain while detoxing, and it monkeys with your digestion long after the detox is over. The body itself is a pretty awesome detox weapon. Nothing really beats your kidneys and liver.

What I do now when I feel the urge to detox (and start having elaborate juice cleanse fantasies) is eat super clean. Nothing out of a box, nothing refined — only fresh produce, fruit, and super lean proteins. No refined sugar, red meat, alcohol, and as little caffeine as possible. If you drink coffee, you may need to subsitute green tea to reduce the caffeine withdrawal headaches. I like to think of it as a caveman detox. Yoga also has many detox properties with moves designed to literally squeeze toxins out of your organs.

If you are dead set on doing a detox program, I would recommend finding an ayurvedic center, holistic natural food store, or acupuncturist in your area who could guide you through the process and help you find the detox that would address your specific concerns. I do not suggest going rogue on this, and if you start a program and it is not working for you or is making you feel ill do not feel bad about stopping. There are no awards or parades for finishing a detox, so listen to your body — It is usually right about what it needs and what does not work for it.

-A

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Victoria Shows Off Her Not So Posh Cup Marks

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While making her way through the airport on Friday, Victoria Beckham revealed some dark circular markings on her back.

The temporary marks are most likely from a type of acupuncture called "cupping".

Maybe the next time Posh gets another treatment she should give Jessica Simpson a call. We hear she's really into that right now.

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