Is Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss?

By August 16, 2019acupuncture

Acupuncture is the process of insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific body points or acupressures called meridians that help regulate the flow of energy in the body. According to Chinese Medicine, this flow of energy in the body is called ‘qi.’ When the ‘qi’ flows naturally the body is balanced and healthy.
The needles stimulate the release of the body’s feel-good hormones, endorphins. When the body is in a calm and happy state, it rids the body of the tendency for excessive eating. Otherwise, excessive eating can lead to increased stress, frustration or anxiety. Acupuncture can hence, help a person to lose weight without having to resort to drugs.
Few ways through which acupuncture helps us lose weight are by effecting and regulating our hormones. It improves health markers like fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C and total cholesterol. It can help people with prediabetes lose weight by reducing their insulin and leptin resistance, which are both appetite-regulating hormones.
Acupuncture helps in promoting healthy digestion. It aids the flow of blood to the stomach. It reduces bloating or gas or irritable bowel syndrome or constipation. It is good overall for all kinds of digestive problems.
Acupuncture can relieve stress by clearing the blockages in our body’s energy passages and regulate the flow of energy throughout the body. To read more on how acupuncture benefits in stress management, click here.
Dedicated acupunctures also help you with controlling your cravings. Craving for food is a major reason for weight gain. Acupuncture is known to alter chemicals associated with these cravings and in turn help in weight loss.
Acupuncture helps you to sleep better. With regular acupuncture, your body becomes happier and calmer. In such a state, one tends to sleep well. A well-slept body is a well-known player in weight loss and maintenance.
Acupuncture boosts our energy levels that support our diet and exercise behaviors which can lead to weight loss.
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Dr. Hong Yan of South Centre Chinese Acupuncture
Dr. Hong Yan holds professional degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from China and has been practicing in the field for over 25 years. She specializes in three distinguished therapies, Comprehensive Acupuncture Pain Management, Female Hormone Balancing Acupuncture and Brain Activating Acupuncture.
Her therapies are focused on particularly treating pain, stress, fatigue, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), sinus infection, allergy, headache, migraine, woman’s health, bronchitis, asthma, eczema and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
A registered acupuncturist in Calgary acupuncture clinic serving Calgary south, Dr. Hong Yan uses 90% acupuncture only and just 10% of herb combinations.
If you are looking out for a healthier and natural way of treating health-related problems in Calgary, visit Dr. Hong Yan-Southcentre Chinese Acupuncture today. To book an appointment to the best Calgary south acupuncture, contact us right now!