Acupuncture for Weight Loss?? How does it work? Is it for me?
Weight gain, according to Chinese theory, is a result of an out of balance digestive system.
Acupuncture for weight loss is effective in strengthening the digestive system and, along with a nutritional eating plan and herbs, designed for an individual’s specific life style and other medical issues (not a short term quick fix diet), to promote good health and energy, as well as a moderate exercise program. It will improve your metabolism and help burn more calories at a faster rate.
Acupuncture for weight loss is the insertion of needles into the skin, along with electric stimulation to turn them, for approximately a half hour. You will feel heat and some tingling and possibly some numbness. Other benefits include regulation of the menstrual cycle in women as well as better mood, with lesser mood swings, and a lesser feeling of fatigue than before the treatment.
The use of acupuncture for weight loss targets on certain points on the body to create better results. These points include the mouth, stomach, lungs, endocrine, and adrenal, along with the ovaries, spleen, kidneys and thyroid. Each point works on different areas of the individual person’s weight related problems.
Side effects for weight loss may include dizziness or light headedness, nausea and headaches. These are short term, but you should immediately let the acupuncturist know if you experience them.