Dr. Tom in "Your Tango" Magazine - It's More Than Just Weight!

Credit: Your Tango Magazine

Credit: Your Tango Magazine

Does Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

There's a lot that can be going on when you gain weight, and acupuncture can actually help with many of those things.

Recently, Dr. Tom Ingegno was asked to voice his opinion in YourTango Magazine:

“Weight gain can come from a variety of issues. Looking into the realm of functional medicine, weight gain may be due hormone imbalance, bad gut health, or stress inducing high cortisol levels. Acupuncture can’t magically help people lose weight, but can help resolve some of these underlying issues. Studies have shown that acupuncture combined with diet and exercise can help patients lose about an additional pound a week,” advises Dr. Tom Ingegno, DACM, who owns an integrative medical center in Baltimore, MD.”

To read the entire article, please visit https://www.yourtango.com/2019321972/does-acupuncture-help-with-weight-loss.

Charm City Integrative Health: A Path to Healing

Path to Healing

We recently got a lovely letter from one of our patients that had received acupuncture for chronic pain back in 2010/2011. Wonderful to hear about her journey to healing and living pain free. (Seriously, this just made our day!)

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Hello! I’ve been meaning to write this email for some time, because I think it’s important for people who live with chronic pain to know that acupuncture can really help. 

Several years ago, probably around 2010/2011, I came to a community acupuncture session that Tom was giving. I asked him if acupuncture could help with a coccyx injury. As a person in my mid-late 20s, I’d experienced chronic pain in that region for about 6 years that led to cortisol injections, physical therapy (which made it worse), and even a consultation with a spinal surgeon. I never had a fall or any trauma to that area so it wasn’t a surprise that traditional western treatments weren’t working. Tom said it could help, but he made no promises. 

After what was probably a few weeks of treatment, I stopped thinking about the pain, and I remember that I wasn’t wincing every time I shifted my body when I was sitting in a chair. It was taking the edge off and that was all I ever hoped for. That and no more cortisol injections. After a couple months I stopped treatment, thinking this was as good as it was gonna get. 

But one day, maybe a month or two after I stopped treatment, I realized there was no more pain. I didn’t understand why or how, but it was gone! I knew it had to be the acupuncture. Nothing else had changed. I’ve been pain-free ever since. And I’ve always meant to let Tom know that but never took the time. 

Fast forward to 2016 when I started seeing a healer, and I’m actually about to begin seeing my first reiki clients! It’s amazing how the whole process helped me to understand why acupuncture worked, circumstances that led to the issue in the first place, and so much more. 

I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the treatments I received. I also want to make sure Tom knows that he was successful in healing someone with severe chronic pain at that location. Please let people with pain know there is help for them and they don’t have to go the traditional western medicine route which is invasive, expensive, and for me, was very painful. Thank you so much for what you do every day.

With love,

VIDEO: 3 Simple Tips to Help You Be More Limber and Move with Less Pain!

Tom Ingegno, L.Ac.

Tom Ingegno, L.Ac.

Hi there. I'm Tom Ingegno, licensed acupuncturist, and owner at Charm City Integrative Health. Now our office has some amazing services and treatments (acupuncture, cryotherapy, local cryo, Live O2) that help knock down inflammation, improve mobility, and reduce pain, but let's say you can't get it in as often as you like? Here are three simple tips you can quickly implement into daily your health routine

Tip Number 1: Stretching 

Sounds simple right well it is and best of all it's free doesn't have to be an elaborate yoga routine or some crazy pretzel looking things just take some time every morning before you even get out of bed and move around. Stretch and twist and bend and get some blood flowing. Studies show that getting the fascia to move can really help reduce inflammation.

Tip Number 2: Magnesium

Studies suggest that over 80% of the population here in the U.S. is deficient magnesium. Supplementing with this either through a pill or Epsom salt baths or sprays or creams will increase the amount of magnesium in your body which has been shown not only to reduce inflammation that helps improve sleep and even in higher doses, helps with bowel movements.

Top Number 3: Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that's been around than Indian food for thousands of years. It's been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for just about as long as well.  Now studies show that not only is this a great antioxidant but it helps detoxify the liver and reduce systemic inflammation. There are tons and tons of studies to show that turmeric along with bio pairing or black pepper really can help improve joint mobility and reduce pain.

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(DISCLAIMER: With any recommendations, supplements or exercises, please consult a licensed professional.)