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:
The ability to control food cravings
Balance 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 food.