The new year is right around the corner, and we’re confident that losing that 10 lbs that you’ve been holding on to over the years are on your new year’s resolution list. Of course, you can try a crash diet or hit the gym heavy, but have you thought of trying Acupuncture for weight loss? The old Chinese medicine technique can be used for much more than just relieving stress and anxiety. Acupuncture for weight loss can jumpstart your journey this new year.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese alternative medicine that applies thin needles into the body. The pins are placed in specific body points or “energy pathways.” The needles stimulate the body and release endorphins, which are the body’s natural hormones that make a person feel good. This creates a calming state, which promotes relaxation. Most patients use Acupuncture to release stress, anxiety or frustration. It can also help a patient lose weight without resorting to drug use.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture for weight loss is supportive of bodily functions in several different ways. The Chinese believe that acupuncture involves the idea that when your digestive organs are not functioning at 100%, your metabolism can slow down and become sluggish. Your body needs plenty of energy to burn fat, especially if you’re going hard in the gym this new year. If your metabolism is affected and your energy is low, it’s much harder to drop pounds.
During acupuncture, your body is stimulated by many different trigger points on your body that can act as tiny on-off switches for various parts of your body. Flipping them on and off can genuinely affect your metabolism and how you’re absorbing fat every day. Studies show that after testing, 80 obese people who received three to six months of acupuncture while watching their diet and low exercise lost a significant amount of body fat. It also reduced the amount of inflammation in their bodies that can also lead to obesity.
Many several things can cause weight gain. According to traditional Chinese medicine, what acupuncture is modeled after, weight loss is caused by a body imbalance which is caused by a malfunction in the body. Any of these body parts can cause your weight gain:
- thyroid gland
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Promote Weight Loss?
Acupuncture effects patients differently and results vary from patient to patient. Since there are different levels and lengths of treatment, the results will differ. Patients seeking to lose 10 to 15 lbs are recommended to have several treatments a week for six to eight weeks — this way the body gets used to releasing endorphins and promotes rapid weight loss. Again, the number of visits recommended will vary from one practitioner to another, so it’s best to consult before planning your weight loss journey.
Acupuncture for weight loss can be a great way to jumpstart your journey during the new year. While diet and exercise are still needed to complete your transformation, Acupuncture is a holistic way not only to push your body naturally. At Mahima Center, we can help you get started with your weight loss journey through Acupuncture this new