Thursday, February 28, 2013

Acupuncture For Weight Loss

Slim Belly And Measure Tape by Petr Kratochvil

Can acupuncture be used for weight loss?

This is a very popular question and the truth is that acupuncture can help assist in some one who is making the efforts to loose weight. In other words it can have an around about effect on weight loss. This means that if someone is trying to lose weight and can not do it with diet and exercise, then acupuncture will help stimulate the body to find balance physically and mentally allowing for weight loss to occur along with a proper diet and/or exercise.

Acupuncture will not help people drop pounds automatically. It will however, stimulate the mind and body to find a healthy state of balance, by boosting the body to break energy blockages through out increasing vitality, circulation and metabolism. Regarding weight loss, a poor digestion and emotional issues like depression maybe be the biggest factors in not being able to loose weight.

Acupuncture helps improve digestion allowing food to be broken down better and improving transit time, which also boosts energy levels.  It also helps the brain release good feeling neurotransmitters like serotonin that help make people feel better about their lives, which in turn makes them want to improve themselves in other avenues like taking time to exercise and eating healthier.

Acupuncture can help with other issues that can be impediments to weight loss, which are:
  1. Acute and Chronic Pain
  2. Poor Sleep
  3. Headaches/Migraines
  4. Asthma
  5. Chronic Fatigue
  6. Water Retention
Acupuncturists are also trained to give diet advice and to help with understanding what foods can to do their body. For example, dairy is one of the biggest culprits that can inhibit the body from working properly, to much dairy and for some any dairy at all will cause physical issues. Dairy slows down digestion creating lower energy levels and producing mucus that can clog up the system allowing for a tougher time when trying to loose weight.

So if you or someone you know is having a hard time loosing weight, it may be time to go to your local acupuncturist and see what they can do for you. I hope you've enjoyed this article, please leave any comments or questions, thank you.


  1. Really great post about Acupuncture weight loss.It's very informative and knowledgeable article, provides great information. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Acupuncture is new for me, but many a times people considered it one of the most interesting and dynamic concept of losing weight.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this information on a pain management acupuncturist. I would love to make an appointment with one sometime soon. I need to relieve some pain and stress. Thanks for your help!
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