Lotus Seed

The lotus plant comes from India originally. Over the course of 2,000 years however, it was transported to other countries from Egypt to China. The seeds of the lotus are known to benefit the kidneys, heart, and spleen.(1) There is an enzyme in lotus seeds that inhibits aging called l-isoaspartyl methyltransferase; it repairs damaged proteins.(2) The nourishing properties of lotus seeds are recommended for those who have poor digestion, suffer from diarrhea, low body weight, insomnia, agitation, and frequent urination.

Here at Acupuncture Atlanta, we carry Lotus 9 by Seven Forests. This product is used to promote digestion, drain dampness, and calm agitation. In addition to the benefits listed above, this product is also suitable for people who have inadequate nutrition or have gone through immense weight loss; like anorexia nervosa, for example. It’s also helpful for treating those who are super sensitive to foods and to their environments as well.

1. Dharmananda, Subhuti. (2002) Institute for Traditional Medicine. Lotus Seed: Food and Medicine. Retrieved from: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/lotus.htm
2. Singh, Jagdev. (2014) Ayur Times. Lotus Seeds-Health Benefits, Dosage, and Side Effects. Retrieved from: https://www.ayurtimes.com/lotus-seeds-health-benefits-dosage-side-effects/

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·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and/or gloves.

·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

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