Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbs, has been used successfully to treat weight issues. Many of our patients have had issues ranging from moderate weight concerns to severe obesity. Chinese medicine, used in combination with diet modification and exercise, has been shown to be more effective than simple diet routines and exercise when losing weight. Furthermore, many of our patients tend to keep the weight off longer.
Acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body that regulates the metabolic rate, therefor, it corrects the rate into the normal range. Moreover, herbs can help to reduce craving for excessive calories.
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners or TCM physicians claim that acupuncture can help you lose body fat by making you feel full and so you will eat less. Acupuncture treatment excess caloric consumption and is a great help in the patient, weight loss program.
Acupuncture treatment can also be used to raise your metabolic rate and help you to burn more calories to speed up weight loss. Some Chinese medicine practitioners say that acupuncture stimulates the production of a hormone called endorphins and this hormone helps to lower body fat, insulin and lipid levels in the bloodstream thus less insulin is converted into body fat.
However, acupuncture is not a miracle cure for obesity. TCM physicians emphasize that to achieve good weight loss results from your program and to maintain the obtained weight, acupuncture treatment itself is not enough. To lose weight effectively and to keep the fats off permanently, acupuncture treatment must be combined with healthy eating habits and regular exercises.