If you are struggling to lose weight there maybe many reasons for it. Due to your physiology or emotional state you may be prone to weight gain.
Can You Use Acupuncture For Weight Loss?
The answer is Yes. An experienced acupuncturist will listen to you and diagnose you to find the cause of the weight gain. They will then treat you accordingly.
Is There Proof That Acupuncture Helps With Weight Loss?
Yes. A study by Professor Sabina Lim, at the East-West Medical Research Institute at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, researchers found that auricular acupuncture (acupuncture which uses the ear points) resulted in about a 6% reduction in body mass index (BMI) over 8 weeks. This is especially interesting because they found this same result with two different protocols, one with four needles and one with only one needle. Both techniques resulted in lower BMI.
Researchers continue to study the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss, but the results look positive.
How Does Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?
There are three primary ways that acupuncture can help with weight loss.
- Acupuncture helps balance hormones. It can increase endorphins, which reduce cravings and generally make you feel more positive. This can help reduce binge eating.
- It is great for regulating metabolism and treating digestive problems. If you suffer from sluggish metabolism, bloating in abdominal area and constipation, then acupuncture can be of great benefit to you.
- Reducing stress. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can affect weight in several ways. It disrupts digestion, contributes to depression and escalates your “fight or flight” response.
If you combine this with regular exercise and a healthy well-balanced diet you will start to see the benefits of acupuncture and how it can help you lose weight.
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