How Acupuncture Helps Two Big Problems that Keep You from Losing Weight

Acupuncture Corrects Two Big Problems That Keep You From Losing Weight

Acupuncture helps you digest your food properly - (Enzyme Deficiency)- Modern digestive science explains that when your body can't digest food, you crave more of it, because you're not getting what you want from it. This leads to a cycle of craving and overeating the foods you can't digest.

Acupuncture helps to stable your insulin levels - (Low Blood Sugar)- Another vicious cycle happens when you can't digest complex carbs.  Your blood sugar is low, so you eat simple carbs that raise your blood sugar, which raises insulin, which lowers blood sugar again, and your stuck eating donuts and feeling horrible.


Acupuncture, Auricular acupuncture, Ear seeds, Chinese Herbs, and digestive enzymes that help you digest food properly and break those cycles. Also, the acupuncture and Chinese Herbs will help speed up metabolism, curve cravings, and help with the stress of sugar withdrawals.

Since Chinese Medicine looks at every person as an individual, we consider your underlying issues concerning your weight loss such as thyroid issues, yeast infections (candida), hormonal imbalances, food allergies, and parasites. On your first visit, we will talk with you extensively for about an hour and a half in order to get a detailed picture about you, your imbalances, and your health. Afterwards, we well develop what treatment will be best for you in order to maximize your weight loss. One should expect to come in for acupuncture treatments once or twice a week to facilitate the weight loss.

In addition to the weight loss, you will notice during the course of the treatment that your system will be brought into balance, promoting a feeling of general well being. This is a corner stone of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

With acupuncture you will feel more energy, lessen your food cravings, lose your weight and keep it off.

"Most people-especially those who put some personal effort into it- will achieve the results they want, but it does not happen overnight."

What is Acupuncture and what is the treatment like?

Acupuncture is an ancient Asian healing technique involving the insertion of thin needles into energy points. Chinese medicine believes that health is maintained by a balance of energy (qi) and its movement along pathways of energy (meridians) in the body, which can be regulated by placing needles at special points on the surface of the body. Manipulating the smooth flow of qi thus restores and maintains the balance of energy essential to health.

Thin, sterile and disposable acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin along the energy channels based on the patient's diagnosis. The patient lies still for fifteen to thirty minutes with the needles in place. Treatments are usually once or twice a week and the treatment cycles are optimally three months at a time depending on circumstances. 

Crash and Yo-YoDieting

Crash or Yo-Yo dieting is ineffective and often harmful. Rapid weight loss on super low-calorie and low-carb diets is due largely to lean tissue loss. Not only do these diets encourage nutritional deficiencies but they encourage only temporary weight loss. Many times the dieters gain more of it back and then some.

Studies by National Institutes of Health show one year after of dieting, 66 percent of people regain their weight; after 5 years 97 percent.

Studies show rapid weight changes lead to higher death rate and may increase coronary artery disease risk. Each time you loose weight and gain it back, your arteries become clogged with cholesterol build-up or plaque.

Healthy weight loss is gradual and permanent. 1-2 pounds per week is recommended.

Weight and your Health

If you are struggling with your weight you are not alone. The 1999-2000 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey found that 64% of U.S. adults are overweight and obese. And despite the $30 billion a year people spend trying to lose or maintain weight, Americans aren't getting any slimmer.

  • Obesity causes 300,000 premature deaths each year (CDC)
  • Severe obese men die 13 years sooner than men of normal weight (JAMA)
  • As a killer in America, obesity is 2nd only to tobacco (CDC)
  • One 4-year study of over 40,000 women found that weight loss in overweight women was associated with improved physical function and vitality, as well as decreased body pain.
Health risks associated with being overweight and obesity include female infertility, uterine fibroids, diabetes, post-surgical complications, hypertension, delayed wound-healing, high cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as increased risk of infection, gallstones, stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack, stress, osteoarthritis, and early death. In addition, excess body fat can cause shortness of breath, back pain, knee pain, complications in childbirth, and even job and social discrimination.
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