If you’ve had one too many indulgences over the past holiday season, and you aim to get back on track with your weight management goals, then acupuncture may be the right solution for you! Optimal weight management involves keeping your physical and mental well being in balance. Acupuncture alleviates common physical and mental conditions by way of a thorough investigation of the root causes of the problems affecting your ability to manage your weight. Let’s have a look at how acupuncture can help you achieve your goals for weight management.
Acupuncture Improves the Functions of the Spleen and Liver
Any malfunctions in the spleen or liver could be the underlying causes behind weight management issues. Imbalances in both of these areas can contribute to excessive weight gain. Both the spleen and liver organs play vital roles in promoting the flow of qi, or energy. The spleen encourages the functions of the digestive system by converting food into energy. The liver helps the flow of energy and blood throughout the body. By targeting these two areas of the body and improving their overall functions through acupuncture treatments, you become in a better position to reach your weight management goals! Your body becomes better prepared to take on whatever it consumes by processing it the way its intended.
Acupuncture Reduces Stress Levels
You may be aware of the strong link between stress and weight management. When you’re stressed, you may have the tendency to turn to unhealthy comfort foods as a form of relief. Keep in mind that relief is only temporary and can throw you off track for your goals. Also, the increased production of cortisol leads to a slower metabolism. Acupuncture helps to reduce stress and in effect can lead you to make better food choices. In exchange for the reduced flow of cortisol in the body, acupuncture helps to stimulate a greater flow of endorphins. Endorphins are commonly known as those natural feel good hormones. When it comes to weight management, endorphins help the body to reduce fat and insulin levels.
Acupuncture Reduces Calorie Consumption
Because you are on the path toward making healthier food choices through your acupuncture treatments, you consume less calories. Your boosted metabolism will allow you to burn more calories within a shorter time frame.
The time it takes to see the results you want vary with every body. Some people may start to see results quickly and require treatments every other week while others may require treatments on a more frequent basis. Overall, acupuncture combined with other forms of weight loss strategies, such as proper diet and exercise, lead to greater results. Whatever the case may be, you should feel proud for taking this step in taking better control of your health! As with any weight management regimens, it is best to consult with your doctor to determine if acupuncture is right for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me to book a complimentary 15-minute consultation session to determine your specific needs.