Acupuncture for Weight Loss
With the problem of obesity in America getting
worse, more people are seeking help from medical professionals.
Acupuncture for weight loss in Los Angeles is a way to help return to
a healthier and more attractive body weight. Although acupuncture has been in
use for over 2,000 years, obesity is a modern epidemic that the ancient Chinese
weren't really concerned about.
Acupuncture techniques for weight loss have been
studied in China since 1998, largely as a result of the influence of Western
food coming into their diet. Poor nutrition and overeating are not the only
causes of being overweight, hormone imbalances, slow metabolism, lack of
exercise and other factors also contribute to the problem.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is used to balance the flow of
energy, or Qi, in the body's many energy pathways. It is used for treating many
ailments, including migraine headaches and other pain, digestive disorders,
immune disorders, fertility problems, addiction, depression and anxiety.
Acupuncture seeks treat weight problems by correcting areas that are out of
balance and restoring proper functioning in the body.
How Acupuncture Helps With Weight Loss
Acupuncture is used in combination with healthy
lifestyle and diet changes, herbal remedies, massage, breathing techniques and
other methods to improve digestion, raise energy levels, reduce appetite and
relieve stress. Acupuncture treatments are customized to each patient as they
all have different needs.
Two organs that are involved in the treatment are
the liver and the spleen. The liver purifies the blood, and also influences the
metabolism and other organs. The toxins we encounter in modern life contribute
to problems in the liver that influence our emotions, mental well being and
tendencies to overeat. The spleen affects our metabolism, which suffers when it
is not balanced and functioning properly.
Here are 10 benefits you can enjoy from our
acupuncture weight loss treatment:
in energy levels
The ability to control food cravings
the flow of Qi throughout the body
Improve the process of digestion
Increase in the metabolic rate
Eliminate bloating and discomfort
Conquer obsessive compulsive eating
Learn how to control and address
obsessions with food
Regulate and balance hormones
Alleviate anxiety and stress,
thereby lowering cortisol levels (excess cortisol promotes fat storage)
In order to increase the metabolic rate, it is
important to eat a well-balanced diet and take part in a healthy exercise
program. The main focus of the diet needs to be on getting rid of all foods that
are unhealthy. For those individuals who request one, a referral for a personal
trainer can be had. It doesn't matter whether a person is leading a less than
active lifestyle, or an overly active lifestyle, as these methods are effective
weight loss tools for both.
Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture work
together in a way that calms an individuals inner feelings, encourages more
effective food digestion, boosts metabolic rate, and decreases the desire for
|Anne before 260
||Anne today 137
Acupuncture for Weight Loss Studies
There have been several controlled studies
conducted to measure the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss. One study
East-West Medical Research Institute of the Kyung Hee University in Korea
reported a loss of 5% BMI using five ear acupuncture points over an eight week
period. A five week
Australian study that used acupuncture in combination with diet and exercise
routines reported that patients who received acupuncture lost an average of 10.6
pounds, while those that followed only a diet and exercise program lost 5.3
pounds on average.
If you are looking for help losing weight,
improving your energy and enjoying a greater level of health, Laurel Binder can
help. Laurel is a Doctor of Acupuncture who combines her background in Western
medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to provide the highest standard
of care while treating the entire person.
Contact us to make an appointment so you can shed that extra weight and
enjoy better health.
Santa Monica Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatment
When looking at weight loss through the lens of
traditional Chinese medicine, the food, herbs, and use of acupuncture will work
together to balance the workings of the liver and spleen by correcting the flow
of your Qi. This will place direct focus on the root issues behind the obesity.
When looking at it through the lens of Western
medicine, it positively affects the functions of the hormonal system, the
nerves, the digestive tract, the metabolic process, and yearnings for food. All
of this can improve the body's capacity to soak up nutrients and vitamins, keep
the bowels functioning properly, provide energy for the body, decrease anxiety,
and restrain inclinations to binge.
sensible, balanced eating plan and exercise regimen is designed to elevate the patient's metabolism
and eliminate potentially allergic or toxic foods. Personal
trainer referral is also available. The treatment is effective both for
experienced exercisers who have plateaued in their weight loss as well as those
who are currently sedentary.
Regardless of whether you use acupuncture and
Chinese medicine by themselves, or in conjunction with another weight management
program, you can truly benefit from all that acupuncture for weight loss has to