Thanksgiving Detox: Improve Low Energy and Digestion near Andover, MN.

Thanksgiving Detox: Improve Low Energy and Digestion near Andover, MN.


So You Ate Too Much Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie?

I may know how you feel…

  • Bloated

  • Tired

  • Cranky

  • Cravings

  • Headache

  • Body aches

…What Can You Do?

Do a Gentle Detox using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Foods


Acupuncture for Detox

  • Acupuncture supports the body during detox by reducing cravings and symptoms like irritability, restlessness and body aches

  • Through acupuncture we access neuro-pathways to the brain to help ease discomfort during detox
  • Acupuncture relaxes the mind and brings balance to the body



TCM Food for Detox

  • Cleansing Foods according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


  • These are especially useful during the Autumn-Winter months


  • Pungent flavored foods

Chinese Food Therapy and Pungent Foods:


  • Create warmth in the body


  • Improve digestion


  • Improve regular bowel movements


  • Improve metabolism


  • Move blood in the body (helps regulate circulation to improve functions like body temperature)

Eat Your Onions!

Foods belonging to the onion family help the kidney and large intestine meridians to restore energy and prepare for a long winter. They are also anti-parasitic and blood cleansing. These are great foods to start with for detoxing the body:

  • Watercress

  • Mustard

  • Horseradish

  • Onion

  • Garlic


Also, warming and moving of the digestion:

  • Ginger
  • Ginger tea
  • Soups, Bone broths

Home Tips:

  • *Be mindful while eating

  • Drink warm tea before meals (Ginger is good)

  • Eat hot soup before meals

  • Eat fresh parsley after meals

  • Do an Annual Gentle Detox

Mindful eating includes paying attention to eating and good conversation if eating with others. Be sure there are good vibes.  No arguing or discussing heated topics at the table. Pushing each other’s’ buttons is not a good idea during meals. Be grateful for food and each other (or for yourself if alone).

*Avoid multi-tasking while eating. Enjoy each bite. To do this you must chew each bite slowly and truly taste the food. This will help you to be grateful.

*Slow down your mind, avoid adrenaline and replace with feeling happy to help settle your nerves and improve relaxation and digestion so the body can turn food into more energy for you.

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Written by A Ackerman, LAc

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Mike Ackerman, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in Sports Injury and Pain such as Sciatica, Shoulder pain, ankle heel and foot pain like Neuropathy and Plantar Fasciitis.


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