Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss

by Administrator 18. November 2014 12:13

Acupuncture is an alternate therapy that has been popular since ages. It is a Chinese medicine therapy that involves inserting very thin needles to stimulate meridians or pathways in the body through which the ‘Chi’, which means energy, flow in the body. The treatment is effective in treating many diseases and chronic illnesses while also helping in maintaining and losing weight. Acupuncturists are believed to balance the ‘Chi’ by pressing certain points on the body with needles and can also help get the body back into shape.

Here are some ways in which Acupuncture can help with weight loss:

  • Makes you eat less: The therapy can help you lose weight by making you feel full and eat less. The therapy curbs excessive calorie intake and thus helps you lose weight. 
  • Increases metabolic rate:The therapy also increases the metabolic rate and helps the body burn excessive calories. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins hormone, which lowers the body fat, lipids and insulin levels in the blood. Lower level of insulin in the body means lower body fat.
  • Strengthens liver: Acupuncture therapy strengthens the functioning of the liver which produces essential chemicals for digestion, breaking down of fats and processing nutrients. The treatment tones the stomach muscles to offer you the feeling of fullness.

However, along with the therapy you need to keep a healthy diet to maintain the weight. Regular exercise and healthy habits along with Acupuncture therapy can help you stay fit for a very long time.

Before beginning the treatment the Acupuncturist conducts some medical tests to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the weight loss program. Various Chiropractic centers or clinics offer acupuncture therapy for treating various illnesses and disorders. Another Chinese Acupuncture practice that is popularly offered at chiropractic centers is ear stapling, in which, the points on the ear are manipulated to control food cravings. This technique, if offered by a trained Acupuncturist, also helps in losing weight.

For effectively using Acupuncture to lose weight, it is essential that you choose a qualified, licensed Acupuncturist who has completed required education and trainings. Also, make sure that you complete the full course recommended by the practitioner as leaving the course in between may not get you the desired results. You should use a comprehensive weight loss plan along with an Acupuncture treatment to get the maximum outcome.

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