Chinese medicine helps to simulate the endocrine system, kidneys and helps the body’s metabolism to lose weight. This is an excellent way to address water retention, stimulate nerves and restore hormonal balance.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific body points or “energy pathways.” The inserted needles act to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. Acupuncture can create a calming, relaxing effect, which counteracts the need for excessive eating brought about by increased stress, frustration or anxiety, without resorting to drugs for weight loss.
Several studies have shown that when acupuncture is combined with traditional methods of weight loss, such as healthy eating habits and weight loss, patients lose more weight. In these cases, weight loss sessions can be safe and effective in helping people achieve reasonable weight loss goals.
For best results, these treatments should be combined with a nutritionally balanced eating plan and appropriate physical exercise. Acupuncture should be viewed as a support system, not a stand-alone treatment program.