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Acupuncture and Natural Medicine for Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome refers to a pattern of biochemical changes related to abdominal weight gain, insulin
resistance, and lipid metabolism. This syndrome is also sometimes
called prediabetes because in some individuals it may later lead to the
development of type II diabetes
Unfortunately, this condition is becoming increasingly common due to
the typical modern diet composed of foods which are high in simple
carbohydrates and fats.
Glucose metabolism and energy storage are
central factors in the functioning of all body tissues and organs. When
sugar and simple carbohydrates are consumed, the body releases insulin.
When large amounts of sugars and carbohydrates are consumed, a healthy
pancreas will secrete larger amounts of insulin. In response to high
levels of insulin, the body will produce more fat (adipose) cells and
store any excess energy from sugars as fat.
develops over a period of years as insulin levels rise excessively and
frequently. High levels of insulin cause cells of the liver and muscle
tissue to make changes in their internal biochemistry. They become less
sensitive to insulin and require higher levels of insulin in order to
process glucose. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of some liver conditions
(fat) tissue contributes to a low level of chronic inflammation in the
body, which may cause metabolic syndrome to stay the same or worsen over
time. In some cases this leads to the onset of type II diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome is a complex condition requiring a multi-dimensional
approach to treatment. Attention to nutrition
and exercise is very important.
How We Can Help
Our treatment approach focuses on reduction of inflammation and
oxidative stress within the body. To achieve these effects, we provide acupuncture
and nutritional coaching. Acupuncture is well-known for pain-relief
but can also be helpful for reducing inflammation in many chronic
conditions such as metabolic syndrome. When these therapeutic approaches
are combined with exercise appropriate for an individual's fitness
level, metabolic syndrome will begin to reverse and the body's healthy
physiology can be restored.
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About Maryland Holistics
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