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Frequently Asked Questions

Acu-Thin Frequently Asked Questions

Answered by Our Expert Chiropractors in Westport

Acu-Thin, also known as auriculotherapy, provides a vast range of health benefits to patients who use it. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to lose weight and curb cravings. If you have any questions about auriculotherapy and how it can help you, please refer to our frequently asked questions below. If your question is not listed below, please contact us and speak with one of our knowledgeable Westport chiropractors.

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What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is acupuncture of the ear and it is used to control and modify addictive behavior.

How Does Auriculotherapy Work?

For centuries, acupuncturists have known that there are certain points in the human ear that can be stimulated to help dramatically control a variety of addictive behaviors. These findings are exceedingly well documented and are in use in clinics throughout the world to aid recovery from addictions by relieving cravings. Dr. Guerin says: “I use five ear points in my treatment, which results in appetite suppression without side effects. This, in combination with minimal herbal and nutritional supplementation, gives my patients more than enough support to become successful in losing weight."

How Fast Can the Average Patient Attain Their Goals?

"The rate of weight loss varies from person to person depending on several variables in each patient's environment. We can make recommendations but it is up to the individual to follow through. I find the patients who have the most desire to lose weight do best. Our treatments make a big difference in that if you are not hungry, you won’t eat," says Dr. Guerin.

How Much of a Commitment Does a Patient Have to Make?

Dr. Guerin recommends the same answer for all patients, “Let's start with one treatment and see if you are comfortable with this approach. If a patient leaves my office with a sense that they are feeling more relaxed or serene, it is a good indication that this patient may be a good candidate. It is at this point that I find out what the individual's weight loss goals are, so I can better customize a plan for them."

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

"Most people don't feel anything because the bore (or head) of the pin is so small. People are more likely to feel the bite of a mosquito than the pins. For those people who are still worried about 'pain', I suggested needle-less acupuncture, which is done by microstimulation to the points via slight electrical charge. This procedure is performed in our office as well and can be done in half the time of traditional acupuncture."

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