Acupuncture can be an effective strategy for weight loss, helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The more common reasons for an individual’s weight gain are typically complex and involve many factors including lifestyle, diet, overeating, emotional well-being, hormone imbalances, and genetic predisposition.
Benefits of acupuncture for weight loss
Acupuncture can help to curb appetite, quell cravings, boost metabolism, improve digestion, regulate obesity-related hormones, and enhance the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the vital organs that produce the chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients, and breaking down fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help patients know that they are full.
In some instances, acupuncture by itself is enough to treat weight gain issues. In others, acupuncture in combination with herbs, or diet and lifestyle changes are necessary to reach optimal results. If you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, Silicon Valley Natural Health can tailor a weight management plan to help you achieve your optimal health.