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Acupuncture can Make your Mission to Lose Weight Become More Effective and Easy

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One of the best things about ancient Chinese healing is that they utilize nothing but the best nature can provide. One such healing method Chinese medicine practitioners in Cleveland use is acupuncture which is probably a 5,000-year-old medical procedure.

Acupuncture is founded on the traditional Chinese medicine belief that the body contains streams in which mystical streams of energy flow. In conventional medicine, this could equate to the nervous system of the body with the nerves all twined together with each other. Nerves corresponding to the toes may be just adjacent to the nerves of the shoulder. And so when the nerve shoulders are stimulated, it can stimulate the nerves of the toes as well.

No acupuncturist worth his/her salt will ever tell you acupuncture is a treatment that can miraculously cure weight loss.  What they may tell you is that this procedure affects symptoms that contribute or are associated with weight gain in order to help better gain control of your weight.  That being said, acupuncture can make your mission to lose weight become more effective and easy.


Stress is a medically verified cause of weight gain. There are people who have a high desire or craving for food more so when they are severely stressed. Acupuncture can help provide relief from their stress and make them feel calm and relaxed.

Weight loss treatment using acupuncture involves the insertion of needles in strategic points in the body wherein energy channels known as meridians lie. The needles reach the meridians and stimulate them in order to produce and release endorphins in the body that help relax and clam the person down.

These endorphins are also known to improve metabolism and the function of the digestive system. So by needling points corresponding to metabolism and the digestive system, the acupuncturist believes it will help promote the proper way of losing weight.

When you come in to an acupuncture clinic for weight loss reasons, the acupuncturist will first need to evaluate your general health. Tour tongue and your stomach will be examined and your pulse will be assessed as well.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the mouth is important to achieve weight loss goals. This is especially true for heavy smokers and impulsive eaters.

Acupuncturists will concentrate on the abdomen of the patient if he keeps on eating even if he feels he is already full. The endocrine system will also be examined for edema or water retention that may result in weight gain or bloating.

Other acupuncture points related to the spleen may also be treated in case of sugar imbalances. The thyroid point may be needled for metabolism as well as kidney points for water retention and nervous and hormonal imbalances. A couple or more points may be selected which may be based on the needs and health of the patient.

The science and art of acupuncture has been given a great boost by modern technology. These days, some acupuncturists use electro-stimulation to release endorphins in the bloodstream to help make the patient calm and relaxed more quickly.

When needles are inserted into the body, they usually are left there for about 30 to 45 minutes. There may be repeat sessions if the situation of the patient requires it. Besides, acupuncture, the acupuncturist will teach the patient to apply pressure on the points when he feels the craving and the desire to smoke or eat again.

Chinese herbal medicine is often added into the treatment along with recommendations for lifestyle and nutritional changes. The acupuncturist may even recommend other relaxing activities such as meditation and yoga to help relieve stress.

Acupuncture is a treatment that addresses problems that directly cause weight gain.  This treatment can break the cycle of eating heavily caused by stress and then establish an environment wherein the proper way to lose weight can be implemented.

Written by Valerie

August 3rd, 2014 at 9:54 am

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