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Acupuncture Treatment for Anorexia

Anorexia is a common condition involving loss of appetite or the desire to eat, which results in malnutrition. Anorexia frequently begins in the teen years but may begin earlier or later in life. Patients with anorexia are at risk of complications such as osteoporosis and depression. Stress and depression may cause anorexia symptoms to worsen, and our treatments can often help to reduce the adverse health effects of stress. Many of our patients with anorexia have experienced significant benefits from our treatments.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research to find solutions for patients with anorexia. During treatment for anorexia, it may be necessary to address another underlying condition or reason for the occurrence of symptoms. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your other medical providers, in order to help you achieve a cure.
"In my experience, patients with anorexia can benefit from acupuncture provided with a mind-body approach to healing. Traditional acupuncture theory provides a therapeutic perspective for the mind-body connection. Similar to psychotherapy, it is more effective when there is a good quality of communication between the patient and practitioner. There is a human element to this type of treatment. I see this as a useful addition to other important treatments for anorexia."

Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.

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Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD. Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 301-588-5858
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