Acupuncture for weight loss; safe and effective?
Not all dieting people knew about how does acupuncture for weight loss goes and is it really safe and effective? Diet pills, herbal teas, exercise and liposuction are some few things that we thought about shedding weight and loosing those belly fats that’s been with us for a lifetime. But do we know that this ancient practice could also be the answer to our weight problems? Is it really safe and effective?
Chinese Acupuncture which was the old procedure for treating chronic pains of the body. According to the acupuncture practitioners, it can restore and balance the flow of energy of the body by pinning the needles to the body points relating to the major organs and body parts that are subject for treatment.
How does Acupuncture for weight loss go? The first step is to consult and discuss with the acupuncturist about your condition. The practitioner may examine and determine what possible procedure he may offer you and so that he may also if you may have any digestive difficulties and problems. The Acupuncturist may also check your pulse and measure the health of your stomach energy and some other things that would give any hints and points and reasons why the patient is gaining weight. Some of the common reasons why do people gain so much weight is because of hormone imbalances, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, excessive eating or mostly because of slow metabolism.
According to researches, acupuncture for weight loss could regulate obesity and enhance the way of nutrients used by the body. It could power up the energy and curb the appetite, boost metabolism, improve digestion of the body and control cravings.
Acupuncture for weight loss procedure. When the practitioner already scheduled you for treatment, during the first course, the needle will be pinned to the correct body points. The combination using the ear and the right two or more body acupuncture points are the most important system for the weight loss treatment. The practitioner will be leaving the pinned needles to the body parts selected for about thirty to forty-five minutes or depending on the patient’s condition and how much support his/her body needs to achieve the right weight loss treatment. After removing the needles, the ear tacks with adhesive tapes will be left on the acupoints (the ears) to continue the stimulation in between treatments for a few days.
The effectivity of Acupuncture depends on the patients’ drive and commitment to achieve what they wanted. The treatment also depends how much weight they needed to shed. If the overeating disorder is severe, acupuncturist usually advise the patient to undergo at least 5 consecutive treatments for the first week and then every other day on its second week and every three days on the third week. The complete course of the procedure for weight loss treatment usually covers 10 series of sessions. Of course, for best results a healthy nutritional diet with exercise will help you achieve your weight loss goal.