Monday, March 6, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for weight loss,  Acupuncture for weight is a viable option when combined with other forms of therapy.   Unfortunately it’s ‘ not the be all to end all ‘  that will solve all your food cravings but it does have the potential to put a sizeable dent in things. 



In Chinese medicine the principal behind it is an imbalance in the body’s energy or  ” Qi “.  The organs affected are usually the liver or spleen which sends the message to the brain’s hypothalamus to start the cascade of events calling for more caloric intake. Some of this can be seasonal in nature but more often it’s caused by imbalances in the diet or behavioral issues which also need to be addressed. A course of treatments usually consists of 10 sessions over several weeks with most participates recording weight losses of one to two pounds a week.  Small sterile needles are inserted into the abdomen, legs / arms and also the outer structures of the ear. 

These are generally the size of cat whiskers and are painless. The sessions generally last about an hour in length. As part of the treatments patients frequently return home with small needles in their ear which they stimulate themselves at home on a daily basis. The needles facilitate the body to release endorphins or other chemicals to help sedate the hypothalamus and bring the liver / spleen energy back into balance. To supplement the treatment most acupuncturists will also prescribe herbal tonics such as Bao He Wan which can be easily  obtained at any herbal store. To help with relaxation and deal with the issues of emotional eating Tai Chi is also recommended. 

This is series of choreographed  dance like movements that help move the body’s energy or Qi and correct imbalances. Although Tai Chi is technically a form of the martial arts it is practiced by individuals of all ages requiring few prerequisites. There are videos on line and most fitness centers offer it as part of their programs. For more information on acupuncture check out our website at drsadlon.com

Original Source: http://drsadlon.com/wellness-blog-acupuncture-rochester-ny/acupuncture-weight-loss/

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