Acupuncture for weight loss is another way of losing weight naturally, with no side effects whatsoever.
How acupuncture can help you lose weight? How does it work? These are some of the common question asked while a patient come in for therapy session.
The main principle behind acupuncture for weight loss is to stimulate certain parts of the body, along with all endocrine glands which helps them to function properly. Thereby it helps endocrine glands to regain its normal functions, which leads to proper secretion of hormones naturally. This ultimately helps to lose weight.
Principle behind Acupuncture for weight loss
Modern science has claimed that in most of the cases the obesity is due to some endocrine disorders. It indicates hormonal imbalance which can be due to variety of hormones, especially insulin, adrenal cortex hormones, sex hormones, leptin and other abnormalities. With the help of acupuncture, the functions of these endocrine glands can be easily bring back to normal.
The viscera dialectical analysis of obesity in TCM( Traditional Chinese medicine) deals mainly with the liver, spleen and kidney function. Through acupuncture the functions of all three organs can be easily revitalized and returned to normal.
To achieve the weigh loss goal with acupuncture, various other traditional methods are used in in conjunct. Like, the use of moxibustion therapy along with acupuncture has synergistic beneficial to adjust the hormonal secretion and roles of all the organs.
In a scientific research study done on women who gain weight due to PCOD( polycystic ovarian syndrome) has shown that the effects of abdominal acupuncture are significantly superior to medication for hormones.
Abdominal acupuncture treatment can improve the endocrine and metabolic function of patients with obesity.
Another study, also concluded that for treating simple obesity, besides reasonable diet and exercise, acupuncture is safe and effective, which may be more effective than routine western medicine.
There was a case of a 28-year-old woman, who had been suffering for more than 5 years from severe fatigue, myofascial pain, obstipation, obesity of trunk, abdominal striae, oedema, tinnitus, folliculitis, and facial swelling. The patient also showed a secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. From the anamnesis we assumed that environmental factors could account for the symptoms. The therapy consisted of dietary advise, chelating agents, supplements, and acupuncture. Under this therapy the patient became completely symptom-free.
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