Acupuncture for weight loss is a great way to jump start and reset your metabolism. This form of traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years and has been shown to help with numerous health conditions. Acupuncture for weight loss has been used to stimulate the pituitary gland, also known as the master gland, because it controls endocrine hormones. These hormones are responsible for sending a signal to your brain to reduce cravings, increase energy and reset hormones that influence the eating response. Two hormones in particular, Ghrelin and Leptin, have a direct response on metabolism. Ghrelin is a hormone that is responsible for increasing your appetite and Leptin is the one responsible for suppressing it. An easy way to remember the functions of these is to think of Grehlin as the one that makes your stomach growl and Leptin is the one that is responsible to make you eat less. Acupuncture is a powerful, safe and natural alternative that can help to balance the ratio between these hormones among many others in the body.
Acupuncture works on the body’s total energy system, different points on the body represent specific functions. Acupuncture for weight loss has a variety of points, particularly located on the ear. The ear itself is a micro-representation of the entire body as it is shaped like an inverted fetus. There are different anatomical points used for many conditions. Acupuncture to lose weight includes using four main auricular points: Hunger Point, Endocrine Point, Shen Men (aka Heavenly Gate), and the Stomach Point. When used in combination with each other, there is a reset in homeostasis balancing energy, emotions and hormones.
If considering acupuncture to lose weight, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, it is important to understand that acupuncture works in conjunction with a good diet and exercise program. It is not a replacement for lifestyle factors but can work to increase energy that will improve weight loss. In addition, acupuncture is not usually a one-time treatment. In order to achieve optimal results for any health condition, a series of acupuncture treatments over the course of a couple months is usually adequate. When considering an acupuncturist, make sure you find someone who is qualified, as this can vary state to state. In some states, a medical doctor can perform acupuncture for weight loss, in other states, a person that has attained a Master’s degree in Acupuncture is also qualified.
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