A core focus of our practice at Grounded Acupuncture is the treatment of patients in recovery from Eating Disorders (EDs). We believe that acupuncture can be a valuable tool as a part of an integrative recovery plan.
A 2010 study published in the Journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that "participants having acupuncture treatment, in addition to their existing treatment, reported a significant improvement for quality of life (QoL) and a reduction in anxiety and the expression of perfectionism." As the researchers note and therapists and doctors working with ED patients know, "A link between perfectionism and poor treatment outcome and a greater risk of relapse has been established." Click here to download the abstract and read about the study in more detail.
If you're in recovery, or treating patients struggling with EDs, we'd love to talk more about how Acupuncture can support the work you're already doing. Contact us at any time.
Many patients new to Acupuncture have questions about the way 'western' and 'eastern' medicine view the body differently. In this recent short video from our friends at AcuTalks, Ryan Smith (founder of 5 Point Acupuncture) helps demystify the differences.
Jamie Wolfe (M.S., L.Ac.)
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Acupuncturist whose work focuses around patients struggling with or in recovery from eating disorders as well as performing and visual artists. She holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, is a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York, and is a nationally Certified and Designated Diplomate of Acupuncture by NCCAOM.