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    By Health Blog on August 28, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Acupuncture is a medical treatment involving the insertion of very fine sterilized needles into the body at specific points according to the energy pathways.

    Acupuncture is one of the popular methods of weight loss. And it is effective in most people because, excessive eating is a result of frustrations, anxiety and increased stress. This is one of the oldest natural arts of losing weight and has been practiced in China for a long time.

    This is a form of Chinese treatment that includes theory, practice, diagnosis and herbal treatment. The treatment is safe and effective and gaining popularity. Acupuncture along with the combination of other traditional methods is quite effective.

    The use of acupuncture for weight loss in the beginning from the first to the third week is safe. But after that there are questions that still need answering if it should be continued after three weeks.

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    Positive points of acupuncture:

    The insertion of these sterilized needles in various parts of the body can facilitate weight loss by giving a relaxed feeling to the patient and which can also suppress the desire the need for excess food. The positive point of acupuncture is that it certainly stimulates the person’s metabolic system and therefore helps it in utilizing the food instead of storing it as fat.

    Acupuncture points:

    The treatment and acupuncture points vary with different individuals as they depend on different factors such as the patient’s fat distribution, emotional status and eating habits. People who are able to control their weight with diet and exercise often become frustrated when it doesn’t produce results soon. Acupuncture relieves the patient of these problems and increases the will power with aiding in weight loss.

    Results of acupuncture Treatment

    This treatment starts giving results from the first week and the weight loss expected is about three to four pounds in a week. The treatment is given according to the requirement of the patient and it usually takes six to ten treatments per week. Weight loss is produced after the treatment is completed till your normal weight is achieved. The effect of acupuncture last for six to twelve months and if the desire to eat excess food arises, a few acupuncture treatments should relieve it.

    It sure is effective in making it easier to maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their life style .Acupuncture needles inserted in different points of the ear and body release endorphins That give us a relaxing feeling and makes it easier for us to deal with stress, anxiety and frustration which can trigger of over eating and bingeing on fattening foods. Endorphin also affects the hormonal and digestive system and so it maintains a balance with the organ system that is running to fast.

    A good weight loss program includes nutritional counseling along with life style changes for the best results. The acupuncturist can suggest certain breathing and relaxing exercise that includes meditation and yoga as these weight control programs is not only about weight loss but maintaining the weight.

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