Acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in relieving pain and for treating psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression. However, if you’re fighting the battle of the bulge, it can also be used as a safe and natural aid to weight loss. Acupuncture can help rebalance your vital Qi energy and restore weaknesses and deficiencies that can cause carbohydrate and sugar cravings.
There is no ‘magical’ cure for weight loss. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that still needs to be used in conjunction with a healthy eating programme and regular exercise. However, it will strengthen body and mind, promoting a positive mindset, and release natural endorphins that will give you a sense of spiritual wellbeing and therefore help you make healthier lifestyle choices.
How Does It Work?
Auricular acupuncture is applied to points around the outer ear to control food cravings. This is based on the TCM understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body.
Acupuncture is used with other TCM techniques after a complete diagnosis to understand and address the underlying reasons for weight gain.
Acupuncture is applied to the following points around the body to help regulate eating patterns and control cravings:
- The kidney system is targeted to reduce fluid retention, resulting in an immediate surge in initial weight loss.
- The spleen and liver systems are targeted to regulate sugar and hormone imbalance.
- Adrenal and ovary systems are targeted for weight gain due to menopause
Acupuncture is used to correct the imbalances in these points around the body and to allow the free flow of positive Qi energy through the meridian channels. This will promote a more positive attitude towards healthier lifestyle choices.