Acupuncture weight loss
is a realistic alternative and hoslistic approach to losing weight fast
and easily. The ancient chinese art is believed to
increase metabolism, increase fat burning as well as well as suppresing
appetite. It is also known for relieving stress
that binging - .i.e. excessive eating
is many times
a result of increased stress levels, frustrations and anxiety,
acupuncture weight loss may be effective for losing weight to some
exact workings of this old natural art are still not well
understood. It is supposed that the inserted needles are used in such a
way as to stimulate release of the hormone endorphin. Endorphin, your
body’s natural feel good factors, then result to a calming
and relaxing effect.
for weight loss use
such a calming to introduce control of binging that result from
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like acupuncture enable an individual to tackle issues that
weight gain. Acupuncture for weight loss enables management of stress
which can result to gaining weight. Specifically belly fat.
Stress generally tenses up the body such that your body systems are in
a degree of fight or flee. The full extent of fight or flee status
would for example be, the state of your body systems when you see a car
speeding towards you to run you over. At such a state some of your body
systems nearly shut down to facilitate others. Blood moves away from
abdominal area to skeletal muscles, there is increased heart beat, all
to put you in a position to fight or flee.
This usually is meant to last for a short time until the danger has
passed. However in stress this status is constant in the body to some
significant extent resulting to system imbalance. Release of endorphin
in a natural weight loss process like acupuncture would assist in
rebalancing your body systems.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
– How it works
A practitioner would choose points of
depending on the
patient’s diagnosed problem.
The needles are then inserted in
Once inserted the needles stay in place for about 30-45
minutes per session, then they are removed.
Points in the ear are replaced with ear tacks or ear staples and an
adhesive is placed over them.
Normally the ear staples are exactly
where the needle was. These are meant to continue treatment in between
When the patient feels an urge to eat in between meals or when it is
unnecessary to eat, they apply a mild pressure on the ear staples;
alternatively rub them back and forth for about 20 seconds. This
results to a direct stimulation causing a mild endorphin release,
relaxing the patient to regain control.
The endorphin hormone is believed to create a conducive physiological
and psychological environment to make lasting choice to overcome eating
temptations. The tacks are removed after three days or sooner if they
are uncomfortable. The treatment frequency depends on the patients
goals. For a faster loss of weight, acupuncture weight loss would be
done more often. But whatever you choose the treatment tapers off in
For example you can start with a treatment session a day, then to every
other day and then to twice a week and finally after you gain your
ideal-weight a booster treatment. This booster treatment may be once
every two weeks and finally terminate treatment.
Short course acupuncture weight loss treatments mainly aim to suppress
appetite and assist in acquiring the lifestyle change necessary to
maintain healthy weight.
Acupuncture for weight loss program goes hand in hand with a healthy
weight loss diet and an exercise regime. Though clinically acupuncture
for weight loss has yet to prove significant effect in loss of weight,
there exist prove that it can be effective for some people. Especially
for those whose weight problem is mainly linked to stress.
Roots of Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture originates in China 3500 year back and is part of the
traditional medicine based on the Chinese theory of
‘Qi’ pronounced “chi”. Qi
according to this theory is the force or energy that controls the mind
and the body. It is believed to flow through pathways in the body
Acupuncture points are points in the body where Qi can be stimulated to
restore body system balance and health. Specific points are believed to
stimulate specific organs and bodily functions.
Acupuncture weight loss points target the following:
point - which helps in calming
anxiety, anger, frustration and
System and Kidneys - to
treat water retention a source of some
weight regain as well as stimulate nerve and hormonal
and Thyroid Gland - for sugar
and hormonal rebalancing
finally Adrenal and Ovary Glands -
to treat weight gain due to
menopause or P.M.S.
Acupuncture for weight loss may be
recommended for inclusion on a
weight loss regime especially for highly stressed individuals. In fact
acupuncture as a compliment to a weight loss stratgey is said to have
been used in Janet
Jackson diet to lose her 60 lbs in 4 months.
But what is even more important is to understand that acupuncture in
such a case is meant to compliment primary strategies for losing
when it comes to losing belly fat, reducing calories is not
enough. To lose belly fat fast, easily and permanetly we need to "Go Beyond
need to "Go Beyond
and focus on two things, just two things. These two are.....
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program