Studies have shown that electro-acupuncture (needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips) can balance hormones such as leptin, resistin and adiponectin that are involved in hunger, satiety, blood sugar balance and metabolism.
Acupuncture treatments for weight loss are done in a series of sessions until the desired weight goal is achieved. The addition of Chinese herbs adds to successful outcomes.
With you giving 100% to your weight loss goals and keeping your promises to yourself and acupuncture giving you 100% with regular treatments helping your body perform at is best you are bound to have success in meeting your weight loss goal.
Yes, with regular visits and recommendations that your body may provide, acupuncture can be very beneficial for weight loss. It balances the organs and glands and also addresses emotional stress.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
If you decide to try acupuncture, make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).
This is a tough question to answer. There are acupuncture techniques that can help stimulate eating habits and there are herbal medicines that can help digestion. However, I would recommend you first find a nutritionist and a personal trainer to get a plan for your exercise regiment and eating plan first.
Dr. Pai Hsiang Peng, L.Ac.
Thank you for writing. Acupuncture, in regards to weight loss, will help to strengthen your digestive organs and their function, relieve stress, and promote circulation. All of which are very important foundation builders to lose weight. The treatments themselves to not directly cause weight loss, but instead make the entire system more balanced and efficient, so you can do so naturally.
Best of luck and continued motivation.
That being said, in my experience, if a patient is watching their diet and exercising then acupuncture can help. If the diet isn't right or the patient isn't exercising (or both), then acupuncture isn't going to get you where you want to be.