Friday, June 6, 2014

Weight Loss With Acupuncture

In 2012, the publication Acupuncture in Medicine ran a report showing that acupuncture works by normalising a number of our body’s key hormones. This small study investigated the effect of 5 weeks of acupuncture on weight loss and measured a circulating level of specific hormones involved in weight management in 40 obese women with a BMI greater than 30.

Weight loss in Chinese medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), excess weight is due to an imbalance within the body cause by a malfunctioning spleen and liver. In Chinese medicine theory, the spleen is responsible for the proper functioning of the digestive system, whilst disharmony of the spleen can create symptoms such as fatigue, slow metabolism and water retention. Our modern lifestyle and associated chronic stress can negatively impact the livers ability to function properly, which can cause the spleen and in turn, the digestive system to function poorly and decrease metabolism. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs address both the physiological and psychological aspects of weight loss. Using TCM to aide your weight loss can help promote better digestion, calm emotions, reduce appetite and also speed up metabolism.

I have also received an order of a Chinese herbal formula that has been working well for patients on the journey to a healthy lifestyle.  Give my office a call today for a free consultation, 951-698-7977.

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