NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS REMEDIES SERIES | ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture although seeming daunting and painful, is actually quite an effective natural weight loss remedy. Imagine having pins and needles stuck in and through you. Does it sound appealing? How about if it could help you shed off some weight? Would you think differently about it?

The Chinese came up with a therapy and medical practice which involves the insertion of fine needles in very specific points of a person’s body in order heal certain ailments due to believed disruptions of the flow of energy in a body. Today practitioners of western medicine, use this theory to relieve pain, improve sleep, aid weight loss and reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes among women in their menopause among others.

In order to lose weight through acupuncture, it is worth accepting that this means is not a quick fix to weight loss. The practice will still need to be combined with a healthy lifestyle of exercise and right eating.

Excess weight, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. In order to rid a person off of this unwanted weight, acupuncture points on the ears have been found to be particularly effective for weight loss.

Because the ear has been described as a micro-system of the body in an inverted foetal position containing points relating to all major organs and body parts, two acupuncture methods are used:

  1. THE SINGLE NEEDLE METHOD:

This method involves placing a needle in your ear’s “hunger point.” This is the point which is linked to appetite, aiding the reduction of food consumption.

  1. EAR STAPLING:

This method involves manipulating points on the ear, through needles or surgical staples, to control food cravings. These points include the hunger point, Shen Men point, stomach point, and endocrine point. The needles, which are inserted through these channels, decrease the “heat” generated along these meridians and stimulate centres that trigger the release of neurochemicals and hormones.

GUIDANCE FOR USING ACUPUNCURE AS A NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS REMEDY

  • Choose a qualified practitioner
  • Understand that this therapy alone does not grant desired results.
  • Follow a comprehensive weight loss plan.
  • Endeavour to complete the entire treatment course.
  • Seek clearance or advice in case of doubt about how the treatment works.

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