FOR RELEASE: Monday, November 23, 2015 Contact: Mina Larson: (703) 314-2908
Jacksonville, FL — Americans eat between 3,000 and 4,500 calories and an incredible 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving according to the Calorie Control Council. To make matters worse, in a recent survey of 2,000 Americans commissioned by AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, 72% of them experienced at least one of the following symptoms a few times per month: diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, frequent bowel movements, unexplained weight-loss and non-specific GI discomfort. These symptoms are typically a sign of a more serious underlying condition such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
This is where acupuncture can change lives.
“Antacids and digestive enzymes most Americans reach for after their Thanksgiving meal are just a band-aid on a potentially serious medical condition. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can rebalance the endocrine system and assist the body in optimizing digestion. Both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) support Acupuncture in the treatment of various digestive disorders based on Randomized Controlled Trials, considered the “Gold Standard” in medical research study methods,” says Bill Reddy, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) ®, L.Ac., Director of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, nationally board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed acupuncturist.
In existence for more than 3,000 years, acupuncture and Oriental medicine’s holistic approach can be leveraged not only to treat indigestion and other stomach woes, but also to maintain health and well-being.
“Typically, Americans only think about acupuncture to address pain, but today’s nationally board-certified acupuncturists can address many health concerns including digestive issues, improving immune system function and overall health–an important fact as we enter cold and flu season,” says Kory Cook-Ward, PhD, MT(ASCP), CAE, CEO of the NCCAOM.
To find a nationally board-certified NCCAOM acupuncturist or Oriental medicine practitioner in your area, go to www.nccaom.org .
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About the NCCAOM
With a mission to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a nonprofit organization that advances acupuncture and Oriental medicine by establishing and promoting evidence-based standards of competence and credentialing.
Founded in 1982, NCCAOM certification indicates that a practitioner has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Since its inception, the NCCAOM has certified more than 24,000 Diplomates in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Asian bodywork therapy, and Oriental medicine in America.
For more information about NCCAOM, visit www.nccaom.org.