In dealing with weight loss and control, we first have to deal with the key factors that lead to the problem. Factors such as diet, metabolism, exercise, genetic disposition and your attitude must be addressed.

To clear the misconception, acupuncture is not a wonder cure in the treatment of weight control. However, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in making it easier to lose and maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change.

How does it work?
Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear to release endorphins. It has a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety which often trigger overeating and binging behaviors. The acupuncturist may use electro-stimulation to increase the endorphin release and stimulate the metabolism. The needles would be kept in place for around twenty to thirty minutes and after the needles are removed, ear seeds with adhesive on them are often placed to continue the stimulation between treatments. When the patient feels an urge to eat, s/he applies mild pressure to the point or rubs it back and forth for about 20 seconds.This type of acupressure stimulates the point, causing a mild endorphin release, helping them to regain their willpower. And depending on the patients, certain herbs may also be prescribed. The combination of acupuncture and herbs will assist the body in digestion, absorption of nutrients, enhancing metabolism, regulating blood sugar levels and reduce cravings for junk food.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method in controlling and losing weight. However, the patient must be willing to incorporate proper diet and exercise in combination with the acupuncture treatments to be successful.

By eating nutritious foods your body will feel satisfied and the need to store fat will be decreased.

Now introducing painless “cold-laser” acupuncture for weight loss.

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