You Can Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Keep It Off

» Posted by on Feb 4, 2014

Acupuncture for Weight Loss | Acupuncture in YorkAs acupuncture becomes more and more a mainstream medical treatment, its benefits have become more widely known. Most people know that acupuncture has proven effective in pain management, high blood pressure and the treatment of addictions. Now this ancient practice has come into its own as a diet aid. Practitioners believe that when needles are inserted at strategic bodily points, balance can be restored to a person’s energy flow, so if you’re having difficulty losing weight and keeping it off, perhaps it’s time for you to lose weight with acupuncture.

How Does Acupuncture Work as a Weight Loss Treatment?

People put on weight for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your weight gain is due to poor nutrition, a sluggish metabolism, a hormone imbalance, or not having enough time to exercise. Realistically, too, maybe you just eat too much. Whatever the cause, acupuncture can help you get rid of excess weight.

The logic behind acupuncture as a method of controlling excess weight is based in the theory that weight gain can be due to a disturbance in the flow of energy to and from the hypothalamus, with is the part of the brain that controls, among other bodily functions, hunger. The hypothalamus essentially sends a signal (hunger) to the body informing the body that it’s time to eat. If the flow of information isn’t working properly, the body does not operate like the well-tuned machine it is meant to be. Acupuncture releases the flow of energy and allows the hypothalamus to communicate more effectively with the body.

Is Acupuncture Recognized by the Medical Community?

If you think it’s time for you to try to lose weight with acupuncture, you’ll be reassured by knowing that not only is it recognized by conventional medical practitioners, it’s actually endorsed. On his highly popular TV show, Dr. Oz advocated the use of acupuncture as part of a comprehensive strategy for weight loss. If you combine acupuncture with exercise and a good diet, you will absolutely be able to drop your excess weight and keep it from coming back.

Is it Safe to Lose Weight with Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a very safe method of weight loss, provided you have it done by a fully qualified Acupuncturist. For best results, you should have about ten treatments, which will be spread over three to four weeks.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Most treatments that are designed to help you lose weight with acupuncture involve placing needles in various parts of your body and/or your outer ear. The theory is that all body parts are represented in the outer ear. In an article published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, Dr. Sabina Lim of Seoul’s Kyung Hee University suggested that continuously stimulating five different points was most effective in treating obese patients with the goal of having them lose weight with acupuncture.

In Summary

You can lose weight with acupuncture. Make sure to see a qualified practitioner and combine your acupuncture treatments with an overall healthy lifestyle.

 

If you live in York & you’d like help losing weight naturally, contact Tiziana today to schedule an acupuncture appointment.

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