How does Acupuncture Aid in Weight Loss?
Acupuncture is an effective weight loss method. It triggers four essential functions which help your body lose weight naturally.
- Reduces Appetite:
The most common cause of weight loss is excessive eating. The simplest solution is eating less. Although this sounds simple, that is far from the truth. If you tend to eat a lot, your body has become used to that, and you continue eating the same amount even if you force yourself to abstain. As a result, you can’t lose weight. Acupuncture helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite. It targets the nerve that increases the tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach. It suppresses your appetite and keeps you from overeating.
- Increases Metabolism:
Metabolism is a chemical reaction in your body. It converts what you eat into energy and burns your calories for the same purpose. Burning calories helps you lose weight, so the higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn. As a result, acupuncture is an effective weight loss method that isn’t too difficult and rarely futile.
- Reduces Stress:
As explained before, acupuncture raises your serotonin levels. This hormone helps you reduce stress, but why is this important? In many cases, overweight people overeat when stressed, and it turns into a coping mechanism. This does not help your weight loss journey at all. Acupuncture is a simple and effective solution that reduces stress and your need to eat to feel better.
- Targets the area of your brain that feels hunger:
The most common response overweight people have is “I can’t stop feeling hungry.” Luckily, you can now obtain desired weight with acupuncture as the procedure targets those areas that cause you to feel hungry. This would help you develop an effective meal plan and follow it without feeling hungry at random times.
How long will it take till one achieves their desired weight?
To obtain desired results, you must have multiple sessions. Most acupuncture practitioners recommend at least two treatments per week for six to eight weeks to lose around 15 to 20 pounds. This varies based on the levels and lengths of treatment you opt for.
Although it may seem tempting to go for the highest level, remember that everyone has a different tolerance. Start simple if you are new to acupuncture and let your practitioner help you decide what works best for you.
What practices should one adapt to alongside acupuncture for optimum weight loss?
Although acupuncture is an effective weight-loss method, it doesn’t mean that you can eat as many calories as you like without any repercussions. Acupuncture does multiple things to speed up the process and make it much easier, but it is essential to perform the necessities while losing weight. A diet plan would be great, but of course, it wouldn’t have to be that strict or rigorous because now you have acupuncture.
Does acupuncture for weight loss have any side effects?
Acupuncture doesn’t have a lot of side effects if it is performed correctly. If you have just started, you may notice bleeding, soreness, or bruising at the site of needle insertion. The occurrence reduces as you get more treatments.
If the procedure is performed incorrectly, dizziness, fainting, and local and internal bleeding are possible, so you must see a well-qualified acupuncturist.
What are some post-treatment habits for self-care?
There are a handful of things you’ll have to do for aftercare, but they are crucial. Do not exercise too much, even if it’s in an attempt to lose weight. Gradual movement is alright but steer clear from anything rigorous.
Along with that, use heat over the punctured area to eliminate soreness, eat good food and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Acupuncture helps lose weight effectively. All you have to do is trust your practitioner, eat right, get plenty of rest and take care of yourself. Get ready to achieve your dream body.
Author Guanhong Ma Acupuncture physician in Florida license and Licensed massage therapy. He has practice acupuncture treatment 20 years in U SA. He has studied 5 years in the Liaoning university of traditional Chinese medicine in China and he has graduated in university on 1990 years.He is certificated by the national certification commission for Acupuncture and Oriental mediation (NCCAOM) in 1999 and (NCBTMB) in 2006 .