Acupuncture Treatment For Weight Loss

Losing weight is based on making sure you are expending more calories than you are consuming in the form of food. If you have been dieting and exercising but don’t seem to be able to lose weight, your metabolism might stand in your way. If your metabolism is slow for hormonal or other medical reasons, you will have trouble losing weight even if you do everything you know should be taking off the pounds.

Dr. Yin of Yin’s Clinic can create a customized plan to help you lose weight. This plan can include acupuncture, herbal remedies, and other services.

How Does Acupuncture Work For Weight Loss?

The media is filled with fad diets. According to the hype, all you need to do is stop eating this, drink that, or count these calories, and you will end up at the weight you want to be. Some of these diets even work reasonably well in the short term. The trouble is that sticking to a fad diet over the long run is nearly impossible. In some cases, it can even be dangerous, as many of these do not provide a full complement of essential nutrients.

There is no magic formula for attaining your weight loss goals. Reaching and maintaining proper body weight is usually brought about through a trial and error system to find your optimal combination of diet, exercise, and healthy attitude. Each person’s body is different, and each case requires expertise in determining that individualized perfect balance.

At Yin’s Acupuncture Clinic, we pride ourselves in using herbal medicine and acupuncture to assist you in your journey toward achieving your desired weight loss.

Benefits Of Choosing Acupuncture To Lose Weight

Acupuncture offers an alternative route that can be just as effective as diet and exercise for weight loss. Not only does it help the body release endorphins and reduce stress, but it can also:

Increase Energy Levels

Improve Digestion

Boost Metabolism

Additionally, acupuncture is a low-risk, non-invasive way to manage weight, making it a popular option for those who want to avoid surgery.

How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Improve Weight Control?

Many of us eat for emotional reasons. When you feel sad or depressed, you might eat to make yourself feel good. Inactivity and the availability of copious amounts of “Fast” and sugar-loaded food also contribute to the high number of overweight people in the United States.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the belief is that excessive weight gain is caused mainly by an imbalance in the body due to a malfunction of the spleen and liver organ systems.

Skilled acupuncture practitioners will zero in on specific body areas to effect weight loss. Among these are endocrine system and kidneys, which treat water retention and stimulate nerve and hormonal rebalance. The spleen and thyrod gland are also targeted to effect sugar and hormonal rebalancing.

Finally, the adrenal and ovary glands are included to treat weight gain due to menopause or Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Acupuncture for weight loss works on different levels. Acupuncture can stimulate the body’s production of serotonin and endorphins. Thereby relaxing the person so they can avoid stress eating.

Acupuncture has also been shown to improve the muscle tone of the gut to decrease hunger.

Furthermore, acupuncture affects the hypothalamus, which among many other things, plays a large role in the mechanisms of hunger.

Some people are anxiety eaters. TCM is particularly helpful in these cases because of its centering, calming, and balancing functions. Once stress is relieved, the desire to eat for comfort is lessened.

Pricing & Procedure

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.

Pricing depends on the individual’s treatment plan & goals. Every patient is unique and will require different treatments, which will be determined during the consultation.


How does acupuncture help with weight loss?

Dr. Yin has always said: “There is no magical cure for weight loss!” Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are complementary therapies. An overweight or obese person must be willing to make a deep, long-term commitment to controlling their weight. Any therapy for weight control must be combined with a proper diet and exercise.

How does Ear Acupuncture factor into weight loss?
Ear acupuncture can play an important role in aiding weight loss because it targets specific points in the ear that relate to hunger and cravings. This is achieved by stimulating the nerves in the ear, which then sends signals to the brain, resulting in the suppression of appetite and the desire to overeat. Additionally, ear acupuncture can help to regulate hormones that play a role in weight management, such as insulin and cortisol.
How can acupuncture and herbology work together for weight loss?
When acupuncture and herbology are used together for weight loss, they can complement each other effectively. Acupuncture can help to reduce cravings and appetite, while herbal supplements can help to support the metabolism and detoxify the body, leading to improved weight loss results.
How many sessions before noticing improvement?
The number of sessions required to see noticeable improvements in weight loss can vary depending on individual factors such as metabolism, diet, and lifestyle habits. However, many patients report experiencing positive changes after just a few sessions.
What dietary recommendations can work with acupuncture?
In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, dietary recommendations can also be an important component of weight loss treatment. Specifically, a diet that is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and low in carbohydrates and sugars, can support weight loss and aid in the effectiveness of acupuncture.

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