Weight problems are a major health concern in Australia. Being overweight/obese is a major risk factor for serious health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, certain forms of cancer, and more.
In addition to physical consequences, being overweight can have a significant impact on an individual's mental wellbeing. It can lead to lowered self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and ultimately, have damaging effects on quality of life. Such negative feelings often lead to emotional eating, or eating as a way to cope with negative emotions.
Unlike fad diets and pills that often work against the body and only provide temporary weight loss, acupuncture is a natural, safe, and long-term solution to breaking the vicious cycle of being overweight.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), excess weight is due to internal imbalances in the organ systems, such as those of the liver and spleen. Modern living, which often includes chronic stress, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise, can damage these organ systems and results in slow metabolism, fatigue, digestive issues, water retention, and pain problems. The end result of this is unhealthy weight gain.
How can TCM help?
Acupuncture is aimed at getting to the root of the issue by correcting internal imbalances and working with the body to lose weight and restore health With regular acupuncture treatments, balanced functioning of the organ systems can be restored, resulting in faster metabolism, increased energy, improvement of pain problems, detoxification of the body, and loss of excess water and fat.
Also, the insertion of needles in acupuncture points causes the body to release certain biochemicals, such as endorphins, which can have a profound effect on stress levels. By reducing stress levels, acupuncture can help put a stop to emotional eating and give a boost to one's willpower.
That being said, like any healthy weight management system, acupuncture is not a magic bullet for weight loss and results cannot be expected overnight. Losing weight in the most healthful and effective way takes dedication and cooperation on the patient's part to commit to getting regular treatments, adopt healthy eating habits, and stick to an exercise program.
By following a comprehensive weight loss program that includes acupuncture, patients can not only expect to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, but they can also expect an improvement in overall health and vitality.
Here are 7 benefits of treating obesity and weight gain naturally:
- Loss of weight/fat
- Muscle tone and definition returns
- Increased energy
- No more bloating
- No more aches and pains
- Better flexibility
- Feeling of wellness returns
"Body acupuncture, in combination with diet restriction, was found to be effective for weight loss and also reduction of the obesity-associated risks factors. Acupuncture could be used as a proffered or synergic treatment option for obesity control."
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