Finding it difficult to shed those extra pounds? Many people resort to fad diets to get rid of it quickly only to be disappointed with the results. However, more and more research verified that ancient practices such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs do work and are increasing in popularity due to their remarkable results. The process takes 3 to 6 months, but the weight loss is steady. People tend not to gain back their weight as they did with other kind of weight loss diet.
Time Honored Tradition
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese medicine system that has proven its effectiveness in treating a wide range of health conditions ranging from pain, allergies, depression, anxiety, sciatica, autoimmune diseases and infertility. It is based on the fundamental belief that a person is healthy as long as ‘qi’ or life energy flows freely through a network of channels throughout the body. Any blockages in this flow manifests as illnesses and health issues.
How it Works
For treatment, acupuncturists insert very fine needles at specific points of the body to stimulate nerves and energy centers that lead to clearing of any energy flow blockage. In case of acupuncture and weight loss, practitioners target the mouth, spleen, stomach, thyroid, ears and endocrine glands – the idea being to regulate hormones, suppress appetite, stimulate metabolism and aid better absorption of nutrients. When a person is stressed or anxious, he or she may resort to overeating. Acupuncture can be used to trigger release of endorphins and serotonin that help in reducing stress, thus taking way the need to overeat.
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When you are trying to change the habit, your body is going through the stress. If you can use acupuncture at the same time, your stress level will be reduced. It will be easier for you to change the old habit and develop a new one, because acupuncture help your body produce more happy hormones so you do not need the junk food to make you happy. An individual may require one to three sessions per week and results can be seen in a few weeks. A session may last for thirty to forty five minutes during which the acupuncturist will place very fine stainless steel needles at specific points of your body. The process is mostly painless; however you may experience some numbness, pressure and tingling.