Acupuncture for Weight Loss

acupuncture helps weight loss

acupuncture is helpful for dieters

Acupuncture for weight loss along with a healthy diet and exercise program has been proven effective in a recent 2013 study with good success. Acupuncture helps balance underlying aspects by improving certain fat fighting hormones that balance your body and assist in a successful weight loss program.

Acupuncture is a Chinese art which involves the stimulation of various acupuncture points on the body. Its use and practice in western world has increased dramatically over the last few decades and is now embraced by the western medicine as an effective method to deal with chronic and postoperative pain, nausea, high blood pressure, and weight loss.

Acupuncture for weight loss has gained popularity rapidly and is now being used successfully to assist patients to battle the bulge, lose unhealthy weight and feel better.

A recent study conducted by researchers in South Korea, in 2013, found that acupuncture can be used successfully for losing weight. Acupuncture’s ability to heal and cure lies in the fact that the needles stimulate various points under the skin and promote the release of hormones useful to the body, and maintaining a proper body function by restoring the flow of energy to all the channels of the body.

Weight gain itself is a multi-dimensional problem with many factors that contribute to weight gain such as slow metabolism, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, anxiety and stress which may induce hunger, as well as the lack of exercise. Acupuncture for weight loss allows the acupuncturist to use five-point stimulation to stimulate the points located on the ear and stimulate the body in restoring hormonal balance and suppressing hunger.

Research conducted on the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found that the therapy resulted in the increased levels of ghrelin; hunger regulating hormone, and decreased level of leptin; fat storage and metabolism regulating hormone.

How Treatment Works

Acupuncture alone is not the answer to weight loss and along with treatment, patients have to undergo a diet plan as well as exercise. Acupuncture induces the regulation of hormones and metabolism, not the weight loss itself. Patients who feel better because of the natural flow of helpful hormones have been able to stick with a weight loss plan with success longer.

Results can be seen as soon as 8 weeks, where patients noticed a considerable decrease in the BMI (body mass index) and weight.

Treatment Plan

Treatment depends on the individual patient and the rate at which they want to lose weight.  For a person who wants to lose weight ranging from 5 – 10 pounds, treatment every other day or three days a week is appropriate. After the desired weight is achieved patient may come in for treatment 4 – 5 times a year to restore energy balance.

An important point that needs to be kept in mind is that acupuncture should be viewed as a support system not a sole modality. Acupuncture for weigh loss helps the body balance hormonal secretions that aid the body into shedding extra pounds, however, watching calories and exercise is important for a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle.

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