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How Does Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

In order to achieve meaningful weight loss, lifestyle changes have to made, and acupuncture can help people with this. People are often concerned about a lack of energy, increased stress levels, and difficulty coping with the pain that can occur when starting a new exercise regimen. Acupuncture is so helpful with weight loss as it increases a person’s energy levels, making them want to exercise. It also relieves the pain that they feel when exercising. It is also useful if there is a metabolic condition that results in weight gain, and it increases the body’s metabolism, reduces food cravings, and improves circulation all around the body.

More specifically, acupuncture has been found to reduce both weight and cholesterol levels by mobilising energy stores. Studies have shown that people receiving acupuncture lost twice as much weight as those who were on a diet alone. In addition, those receiving acupuncture decreased their levels of total cholesterols, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol.

Acupuncture also helps to regulate sleep, and this is also beneficial for weight loss. This is because regular sleeping patterns sustain the body throughout the day, help to maintain a balanced lifestyle, and allow the metabolism to find a balanced and steady rhythm.

What Acupuncture Points Are Used For Weight Loss?

When acupuncture is being used to treat weight loss, the acupuncture points in the ear are generally used for both weight loss and the general detoxification of the body. However, as well as the points in the ear, other points in the body can also be used. This is why it is so important to have a detailed consultation with your acupuncturist. The acupuncturist needs to know your eating habits in order to ascertain digestive problems as well as your appetite. They will also check your pulses to determine your general energy states and measure the state of the stomach energy. The tongue is also checked for cracks and yellow or white coatings. These provide clues to the person’s condition and the reasons for gaining weight.

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