Acupuncture weight loss
Acupuncture for Weight Loss is a program developed for each individual and is more accu-rately termed “Acupuncture for Weight Control”. Using acupuncture for weight loss involves losing weight and maintaining the weight loss through creating a balance of the body. Acupuncture serves as an adjunct ther-apy to a weight loss program that also includes diet, exercise, and stress reduction techniques.
Acupuncture does not serve as a magic bullet in the treatment of weight control. However, acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain weight loss. Insertion of acupuncture needles in specific points in the ear and the body has been known to release endorphins and regulate hormones. Increasing endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers have a calming and relaxing effect which can subside overeating and bingeing due to emotional stress, frustration and anxiety. Endorphins also affect the hormonal system and the digestive system, thereby regulating and rebalancing the organ systems that affect a slow metabolism and low energy. Acupuncture for weight loss has also been known to help curb the appetite, depress cravings, rid excess water, and stimulate the hormone system to burn off extra calories.
Number of acupuncture treatments vary from individual and is based on the patient’s goals and commitment to weight loss. Number of treatment usually involves multiple sessions over a period of weeks or months. The practitioner and patient can work together and mu-tually decide how many treatments are needed and when to terminate frequent treatments. In the first consultation/treatment, the acupuncture practitioner will gather information such as the individual’s constitution, amount of weight loss desired, lifestyle, and digestive difficulties in order to to create a customized weight loss program. In addition, Eastern nutrition, Chinese acupressure, Chinese herbs and digestive aid exercis-es are also useful tools in the battle with weight loss.
80 min $180