Acupuncture for Weight Loss
While I wish I could tell you there was a magical acupuncture point that just melted away fat instantly, no such miracle exists. If losing weight was easy, there wouldn't be so many people struggling to lose weight. Everyone gains weight for different reasons. In my practice, I have seen a lot of patients who actually don't eat enough, who eat too much, who eat the wrong foods, who skip meals, who have poor digestion, who are constipated, who have food cravings, who have excessive appetite, who have a poor appetite, who have thyroid problems, who have adrenal fatigue, who are anxious, who are depressed, who are inactive, and the list goes on... The point is, each person struggling with excess pounds has an underlying issue preventing them from losing weight. How acupuncture helps patients lose weight, is by identifying and then treating these factors.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help reduce hunger, decrease food consumption, lower cortisol, and improve anxiety and depression leading to weight gain. One thing all weight loss patients have in common is that they have a problem with poor blood circulation. For every extra 10 pounds we carry, it squashes the blood vessels by 50%! When we have poor blood flow, our organs don't function optimally, we tend to accumulate fat around our midsection, and develop cellulite. Acupuncture works by improving blood flow to the entire body, thus improving organ function and stimulating weight loss. In addition, acupuncture stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which helps us to "rest and digest", allowing our nervous system and digestive system to function optimally so we can lose weight.
At our clinic, we create custom weight loss programs for our patients which may include a combination of the following: acupuncture, natural weight loss supplements, mesotherapy, nutritional counseling, custom meal plans, and/or lab testing. We make losing weight easy by setting you up for success and giving you all the tools you need to achieve and maintain long-term weight loss. Patients who receive two, thirty minute treatments of acupuncture per week in combination with a healthier meal plan have shown have the best results in their attempts to lose weight. Get started today by scheduling your FREE body composition analysis and weight loss consultation today: 321-972-2940