If you struggle with your weight, you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, and there are at least 300 million clinically obese individuals.
Overweight people spend billions of dollars annually on weight loss products, but obesity is still on the rise. People are turning to diet pills, extreme fasting, fad diets or even drastic measures such as surgery in an attempt to manage their weight.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs incorporate thousands of years of experience in treating weight loss. This ancient form of healthcare works to restore the balance and flow of the body’s Qi (Chee), or vital energy. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight, or find it difficult to lose weight are numerous.
Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs. For example, restoring balance to the flow of Qi in the stomach can help promote good digestion and suppress an overactive appetite.
Emotional issues, such as anxiety and stress, both of which can lead to overeating, can be addressed by balancing the Liver.
From a modern perspective, stimulation provided by acupuncture meridian points cause the release of a multitude of nervous system chemicals in our brain, spinal cord, and muscles that help to restore the body’s natural ability to heal.
These chemicals provide tremendous health benefits, whether it is influencing your body to heal more quickly, or simply altering how you may be experiencing your pain. Regardless, the healing and regenerative properties of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are amazing; the only way to find out if acupuncture is the perfect treatment for you is to give it a try.