If you struggle with weight, you are not alone! We spend billions of dollars annually on weight loss products across the globe but we still have issues with losing weight. People turn to diet pills,, extreme fasting, fad diets or even invasive measures such as surgery in an attempt to manage their weight.

    Being over weight is not just a cosmetic issue; being over weight can cause other health issues and is a risk factors for many other conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. The good news is that maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk, and it is never too late to get started.

    Turning to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a natural and effective way to approach weight loss is a fantastic idea! Acupuncture works to control weight on various levels.

    1. Release endorphins – Cravings in the body are often due to a lack of endorphins. Acupuncture can help to balance out the cravings by helping the body to release endorphins.
    2. Reduce Stress – Through the release of endorphins, stress hormones can also be neutralized.
    3. Supports healthy Digestion – Acupuncture can support the body to generate an efficient digestive process.

    Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a whole body approach to health. This ancient form of health treatment works to restore the balance and flow of the body’s Qi, or vital energy. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight, or find it difficult to lose weight, are numerous. Your acupuncturist can perform diagnostic exams to uncover the root cause or imbalances that have affected your weight.

    Your acupuncturists will also take into consideration other factors that may have led to weight gain, including your lifestyle, as well as your emotional and mental well-being. By taking your whole self into account, you and your acupuncturist can get to the root of your health concerns, rather than just treating the symptoms.

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