Acupuncture As An Aid To Weight Loss
There are a lot of people who are overweight. For those who are obese, perhaps surgery is the best
option however for those who cannot, they can attempt to see if acupuncture may help take out the
Acupuncture is a type of holistic healthcare that makes use of needles to help treat a patient. In
contrast to the cartoon where the balloon will pop and all of the air will go out, the needles which are
inserted into the vital points will stimulate the body to release endorphins thus helping the individual
control their appetite.
But before needles are inserted, the specialist will first ask the patient some questions and perform an
examination. That is needed to know the main cause for the person to be overweight.
Part of the examination is to help the acupuncturist determine the place the needles will be inserted.
Your pulse will give the person an idea on your normal state of energy and the general health of your
Additionally, you will need to open your mouth and show your tongue to check for cracks, peelings or
puffiness on the stomach area as this gives clues to why you're overweight.
As soon as she or he is aware of the explanation, this is the time that the needles are inserted into
different parts of the body. One way is called the multi-targeted approach which is designed to lower
the body's weight by increasing the output of the pituitary gland.
The areas where the needles shall be inserted will be in the ear and in two of three body points.
These areas could also include the mouth, the stomach, the lung, the endocrine, the spleen, kidney
Through the initial treatment, the "Four Gate" points will be used to circulate energy throughout the
entire body. Additionally it is possible that electro simulation will also be done to increase endorphin
release and stimulate metabolism.
These needles shall be kept in place for 30 to 45 minutes depending on how much help is needed.
These are then removed and replaced with ear tacs with adhesives to make sure they are in the
identical spot as the needles.
These ear tacs work by applying mild pressure every time he or she feels hungry. It causes a mild
endorphin release and helps the patient relax making it possible to use their willpower and resist the
temptation to eat.
The patient should also have to reduce cravings on certain food by cutting down the intake. Some
research suggest that this could also decrease insulin levels or lipid levels in the blood.
One of the best part about acupuncture is that there aren't any uncomfortable side effects and no
likelihood for an addiction to occur. The patient will have to come back for regular therapy and have to
pay attention to one's diet and exercise often as needles can only achieve so much to regulate one's
The number of treatments for someone who is overweight varies depending on how many pounds
they want to lose, the speed at which they wish to lose it and their dedication to sticking to the plan.
The typical patient however who wants to lose 5 to 10 pounds will have to come for treatment every
three days or twice every week then as soon as that is attained, once every two weeks. It is up to the
individual until when the treatment will be completed which shows that acupuncture can help you lose
Issues need to be addressed for acupuncture to be appropriately incorporated into modern health