Weight Loss Acupuncture
Acupuncture for Weight
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the positive result of acupuncture. Losing weight with acupuncture does not require an extreme diet plan; just follow the requirements for healthy weight management.
Acupuncture is also useful to reduce appetite and increase metabolism. So, there will be better absorption of nutrients in the foods we eat.
Increasing Endorphin Levels
Acupuncture therapy increases endorphin levels which aids the limbic system, which is the part of the brain that control emotions and memories.
With that being the case, it cannot replace the desire and willpower to help you lose weight, but it can help the people who have the motivation to address their weight problem.
Goals for Acupuncture and Weight Loss
Acupuncture’s objectives include:
First off, it reduces stress to prevent eating disorders. Secondly, it speeds up metabolism, thus burning fats efficiently. It helps in promoting good digestion. Also, it can help eliminate needless hunger. And lastly, it increases life force or Qi.
Life Force in Acupuncture
So, what is life force or Qi? Qi is the circulating energy pathways throughout the body. Excess in Qi or deficient Qi causes an imbalance that brings about the illness.
The doctor will insert the needles in the following locations on the body:
- The endocrine point, when obesity comes from fluid retention.
- The stomach, if the person always wants to eat, even when full.
- If the problem is slow metabolism, needle insertion at the thyroid.
- The spleen or ear, if the person has a hormonal imbalance.
- The ear point insertion also aids to control anxiety levels. The ear point relates to psychological force such as anxiety, frustration, and loneliness.
- Insertion at the kidney to aid the nervous system and problems with water retention.
- The acupuncture point in the mouth is associated with people who smoke and/or over-eater.
We are What We Eat
Acupuncture must go hand in hand with a balanced diet. In fact, it is necessary to change your eating habits and physical activities while undergoing acupuncture treatment.
Suggested Diet Plans
First of all, it is important to eliminate foods that are rich in sugar. It is important to take in more vegetables and foods high in fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6. Foods rich in Omega fatty acids include salmon, sardines, and tuna. In addition to changing the foods you eat, you should avoid coffee; it is better to drink tea. Above all, it is important to take in two liters of water per day.
In addition to dieting, a 20-minute daily exercise will greatly help to improve the body’s strength.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture treatment is not based on drugs or medicine and does not involve ingesting or metabolizing an external balance.
Because of its non-pharmacological status, adverse events or long-term effects are reduced.
- Few Side Effects
The lack of or few side effects makes acupuncture attractive to some people. Most side effect last 1-2 hours after acupuncture if the occur at all.
- Minimal effort
Acupuncture does not require much effort, which is what many people look for.
If you have interest in acupuncture to relieve you from any stress in life, call Beyond Wellness today.