Weight loss comes under the topic of “weight control,” because we are concerned with the loss and maintenance of our weight.This is a multi-faceted problem, and a good program involves diet, exercise, and stress reduction techniques.
Chinese acupressure and digestive aid exercises are also useful tools in the battle with weight loss. Acupuncture is an adjunct therapy. It is not a panacea or a wonder cure in the treatment of weight control. But acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle.
The exact mechanism by which acupuncture works is unknown, but we know that acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins, which have a calming and relaxing effect. This makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration, and anxiety that can trigger overeating and binging on fattening foods.
Also, endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems, so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast or, in this case, too slow (i.e., the metabolism and the will power).
In order for the acupuncturist to choose the correct points for you, you must first come in for a consultation to discuss your particular pattern of overeating, and let the practitioner know in your intake form if there are any real digestive difficulties.
What is Acupuncture Exactly?
Acupuncture is system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles. The needles are used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Acupuncture is widely practiced in the United States, but few doctors have studied and are experts at this ancient method of treatment.