Now, let's say you do eat healthy, however being on the heavier side is more of a genetic reason...This does not make a difference.
Acupuncture, together with a healthy balanced diet, along with herbal formulas can help drain all the fat out of the body.
How long? Receiving acupuncture for about 2x a week, maintaining a balanced and healthy diet with an herbal formula will help you lose weight. You will start seeing weight loss within 2 weeks! The more you consistently continue, the more weight you may lose! Stay strong, and have strong confidence that you can do it!
To be honest, I believe that your best approach is getting a day to day nutrition plan that helps you slowly and permanently change your dietary habits, an accountability partner and supplements/dietary advice to help reduce sugar swings and cravings and resolve any digestive problems. In my experience, acupuncture is very reliable for pain conditions but not as effective for weight loss. It doesn’t reduce calories from ones diet or remove glucose from the blood or change macro intake (ratio between carbs-proteins-fats). I believe that acupuncture 1-2x a week may help anxiety or minor digestive discomfort related to the weight loss journey but it doesn’t effectively and directly cause weight loss. Hope that helps!
1. Acupuncture works very good for weight control.
2. How many session usually depends on how the patient responds. In other words, If you don't respond the first 2-3 sessions, then it's no value to continue.
3. Usually 1 treatment should bring approximately 2-3 pounds of weight down.
So, go as often as you like to see how it helps you along on your path. Stick to a good healthy diet and lifestyle and you'll reach your goals in an appropriate manner. You are in charge here, it is the work you do to reach your goal that will get you there - the acupuncture is only a tool to keep you overall balanced.
Good luck! Your goal is admirable and attainable!!
It sounds like you've already taken the first big step by addressing your diet. Assuming no underlying health/metabolic issues, I'd think something in the range of 7-10 acupuncture treatments spaced at one treatment per week would probably assist in getting you where you want to be weight wise.
For the best results, make sure you're seeing an NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist. To find someone local to you, go to NCCAOM.org and click the "Find a Practitioner" link.