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Conquering Obesity with Acupuncture NYC

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Many more people are seeking alternative forms of treatment for their health problems nowadays especially when it comes to losing unwanted weight.  In 2010, a record 34% of adults in the United States are obese while around 12% of US children likewise suffer from obesity.  One of the most effective and safest alternative forms of obesity treatment is acupuncture for weight loss.

Acupuncture NYC originated more than 2,500 years ago in China.  There are more than 15 million people who now use acupuncture as a mainstream recourse for their health problems.  How does one then lose weight with acupuncture?  Acupuncture is not a procedure where one can directly lose weight.  It can facilitate the process by helping the obese person make the necessary changes in his/her lifestyle and eating habits.

The process of acupuncture as a treatment for losing weight starts with the acupuncturist selecting needle points in the body called acupuncture points and inserting them with non-hollow, very thin and sterile needles.  The needles elicit an effect in the body that helps produce and release hormones known as endorphins, which relaxes and calms the mind and body.  The endorphins are excellent tools for fighting anxiety, depression, frustration, heartache and stress which are factors that can cause one to overeat at mealtimes or eat frequently.  Also, endorphins are said to improve the function of the digestive system by increasing body metabolism, enhancing nutrient absorption and improving waste excretion in the body.

As mentioned earlier, lifestyle changes are needed if one is serious about losing weight. Being more active and eating a more nutritious diet will lead to weight loss and without them, acupuncture for weight loss will not be as successful as one might want it to be.  A good acupuncturist will recommend in an acupuncture weight loss program supplements such as herbal antioxidants, minerals and vitamins among others as well a balanced nutritional diet to lose weight and to maintain a desired weight.  Another way acupuncture can help the body get rid of weight is its ability to increase the body’s energy levels.  This can help compel one to do exercises and reduce food desires.  It also helps in improving blood circulation.  Even for people suffering for decades from chronic fatigue and pain, studies have shown that acupuncture can increase their energy levels.  It is very important to get treatment from a licensed and experienced acupuncturist to prevent any untoward side effects such as soreness, swelling, bruising or even fainting.  Needles should be disposable and sterilized. Talk to the acupuncturist about the effects and what to expect from acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture can help losing weight become much easier because its effects encourage one to alter his/her lifestyle positively, especially eating habits and exercises.  Furthermore stress is removed with acupuncture helping the patient control his/her food cravings preventing bingeing or frequent eating tendencies from arising.

Written by Valerie

December 17th, 2011 at 12:24 pm