Weight Loss With Acupuncture
Over the last twenty years the percentage of obese and overweight Americans has increased dramatically. The CDC reports obesity almost doubling from 2004 to 2014 and the total percentage of overweight Americans from 56% to a staggering 70%. Excessive weight can lead to several debilitating and life threatening health conditions including but not limited to: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, several cancers and sleep apnea. Because of this epidemic our market has been saturated with countless weight loss fads; but all seeming to direct one back on the weight loss and weight gain roller coaster.
Acupuncture has treated internal disorders for thousands of years by treating the specific individual and their internal pattern of disharmony. Specific points on the body were discovered and stimulated, creating a reaction in the body to heal its self. Over the last thirty years countless studies have proven the efficacy of acupuncture for several health related issues. Weight loss has obviously been a popular topic in the Acupuncture realm. Studies have shown significant weight loss over 12 week acupuncture treatment protocols, which include acupuncture, ear acupuncture, ear pellets, (band aid adhesive to keep pressure on the ear points until next visit) light exercise regimen and food recommendations.
It is important to know that Acupuncture is an adjunct modality to weight loss. Even though studies have proven its efficacy against placebo and “sham acupuncture” it is imperative to incorporate all the lifestyle aspects into the treatment. Get off the roller coaster and get on an Acupuncture protocol so the body can heal, re-balance and reset itself to accept the new habits and a healthier weight.