That being said, acupuncture is not a magic; sensible diet and exercise are a must for any weight loss program. Consult with an acupuncturist.
Loosing weight is not an easy thing to do and it will require a combination of things: diet, physical activity, life style discipline and keeping your body in balance (with acupuncture).
There are lots of reasons why a person might find it difficult to lose weight. Those reasons all have a corresponding diagnosis in the Chinese medical system, and there are dietary adjustments that can be made as part of the treatment plan to remedy the situation. If those dietary changes are made and acupuncture is used to support the body as a whole, then yes, it can work quite well.
Jeff Rippey, L.Ac.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Of those who responded, 95% of the active group noticed suppression of appetite, whereas none of the control group noticed such a change. None of the control group lost the required 5 lbs, with only 4 subjects losing any weight at all. Both the number of subjects who lost weight and the mean weight loss were significantly higher in the active group (p < 0.05).
Frequent stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points is an effective method of appetite suppression, which leads to weight loss.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Scott Sang In Lee, Chun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원
Why do we need to purify? It jumpstarts weight loss, decreases aches and pains, decreases fluid retention, reduces allergies, reduces body fat, eliminates headaches, and restores energy.
To your health,
Dr. Robin Roemer Brown
What acupuncture and Chinese medicine can do to help with weight loss is it can
1. Help regulate the digestive system - so you use your fuel and eliminate properly.
2. Help with emotional issues surrounding weight issues, self esteem, anxiety, worry, etc. Emotions are a huge part of any aspect of our health, with those in balance, our whole body can change.
3. Help with energy. Acupuncture helps calm people when stressed and it can help one feel more energized, more active, more attentive etc.
It is important that your practitioner listen to all aspects of your health and wellbeing, they may offer herbal formulas or talk about nutritional choices. Always follow your gut on what you think is right for you and do get a few opinions from other professionals if you'd like more help (trainers, nutritionalists, dietician, etc.) Always remember too, there is never a short cut to good health - the work you put in will be the price you pay, the reward is being the person you want to become.
This is a great question. Acupuncture supports your metabolism, which gives a better balance. People losing weight by restricted diet and exercise, and acupuncture treatment balance their metabolism rate. Combining all will get great and healthy results.
If you have more questions, please let me know. Thanks.