For weight management, many people find regular sessions by a licensed Acupuncturist to be beneficial, when implemented along with regular exercise and nutritional awareness.

 

Shedding weight is a challenge. Being overweight is not only a physical struggle, but an emotional one too.  Most overweight people have tried diets, used equipment and weight-loss programs without any success.  Disappointed, they often relapse into earlier eating habbits. 

 

Traditional Chinese Medicince and Acupuncture offer insight and practices that just aren't found in workout tapes and diet pills. Obesity has no singular cause. Genetic, age, lifestyle, constitution, emotion, food we eat and the air we breathe, are all factors that contribute to obesity. The foods we crave often indicate the imbalances in our internal system.  Many times, those foods are indigestible by our bodies due to an enzyme deficiency.

 

Eating simple sugars such as those in sweets raises insulin levels and triggers hunger, leaving people with the need to eat repeatedly.  This pattern eventually leads to Diabetes.   

 

Acupuncture can help normalize the system, and aid weight loss when accompanied by proper diet and exercise.

 

In a study of overweight children in the USSR, it was found that regular Acupuncture treatments resulted in the normalization of blood and serum levels, a decrease of overall body mass and fatty tissie content, and increased exercise performance abilities. In other studies, conclusive evidence was offered to show that acupuncture helped to lower the appetite, increase satiety with less food, as well as lower insulin and lipid levels.

 

A balanced system also provides more circulation of blood and nutients to the muscles, bones, and tissues so that an individual can exercise longer, thus burning more stored fat without becoming tired or light headed which can be discourging.

 

Acupuncture in itself will not melt fat away but it certainly does address the health issues that accompany obesity and lead to becoming overweight.

 

Stimulation of the endocrine system can regulate not only the metabolism but many other functions of the body. Acupuncture not only focuses on an individual's problem areas such as kidney or spleen function, but it also balances the whole person.

This gives them an oppurtunity to experience health and how they can feel better. This is very profound and powerful as it generates a real experience of feeling at home in their bodies and gives them the motivation to take initiative in their own well-being.

 

 

Weight Management

Acupuncture for Obesity

 

 

Roughly thirty-one percent of North Americans are considered to be obese. In terms of the scientific/health standards, obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30% or more. 

 

A healthy or average BMI falls in the range of 20-24%. Anything below that is considered underweight, and anything above is regarded as overweight (with the exception of professional athletes, weightlifters, etc).

 

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