Acupuncture "Ear Stapling"
Friday, August 07, 2009
I wanted you all to know in spark land about a procedure I recently explored for my 'food addictions' if you will. It is a form of acupuncture specifically called "ear stapling." It felt much like a regular piercing, only one of my ears hurt for all of a minute, the other not at all. But... WOW it went straight to work. It immediately nixed my lifelong obsession with chocolate which I shouldn't eat anyways because I am allergic! I tried, I'm telling you. But one dark chocolate Dove bar lasted me 2 WEEKS!!! My old self would have devoured that bad boy in 2 minutes. In fact, I ended up giving the last 3rd of the bar away because I simply had no desire to finish it! Other than the chocolate, by appetite greatly decreased and for the first time in my life I feel like I finally stopped eating when I was full instead of cleaning my plate every time or getting 2nds or servings that were more like 2 or 3 instead of 1. I only lost 7 pounds in the 2 months I had mine in, but that weight has stayed gone... which is new to me. At the time I had the ear stapling done, my schedule was too busy with school and work for sleep let alone exercise. I am confident now that I have graduated that I will have plenty of time for the missing link. I recently rejoined the YMCA and my exercise plan is to alternate yoga & pilates most days with some cardio on the EFX machine. I hope this inspires some of you to explore some new areas for your goals. I'm sure glad I did. If you have any questions about it, feel free to shoot me an email or comment here. Oh yeah, and before I forget... the best part was, was that in my area it was very inexpensive, $50 and you can leave the staples in until you feel you have broken the bad habits. On average my acupuncturist said that is 1-3 months, however she says that she has some clients who keep them in up to a year. They really changed my life.