Acupuncture for weight loss

Effective Ways Acupuncture Can Help In Weight Loss.

Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese medical practice of stimulating specific points on the body, primarily with the insertion of very thin needles through the skin. Acupuncture has been the focus of many studies on its ability to manage pain — especially for headache and neck, back, knee, and osteoarthritis pain.

There have not, however, been as many studies on how acupuncture can help with other health issues such as weight loss.

Effect of Acupuncture on Body Weight Reduction

Advocates of acupuncture for weight loss believe that acupuncture can stimulate the body’s energy flow (chi) to impact factors that can reverse obesity such as:

– Increasing metabolism
– Reducing appetite
– Lowering stress
– Affecting the part of the brain that feels hunger

Weight gain, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is caused by body imbalance. That imbalance, according to ancient teachings, can be caused by a malfunctioning:

– Liver
– Spleen
– Kidney
– Thyroid gland
– Endocrine system

So, for weight loss, acupuncture treatments commonly target these areas of the body.