How Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss
Do you struggle with weight gain? Do you feel as if you only have to look at a piece of cake and you gain 5 pounds without even tasting it? Do you feel sluggish with zero energy? Do you feel like you have no willpower no matter how hard you try to “be good”? Do you constantly crave carbohydrates and/or sweets?
These are a few of the many problems that people who are overweight may deal with and find difficult to overcome. The good news is, acupuncture can help!!
Chinese medicine looks at the body differently than Western Medicine so we don’t simply say “eat less, exercise more’. If it was that easy, we’d all be thin, right?
Chinese medicine recognizes that overweight is caused by a variety of different things and we look at the entire picture when you come in to talk to us. You may have an imbalance in the different energetics that affect the Stomach, or Spleen, or Large Intestine or Liver….it could be a combination of those things which we will treat and bring back into balance. There is also the emotional aspect of being overweight and we address that too…why do you eat, what are you truly feeling, what is driving those urges, etc. We have treatments that help with the emotional aspect of being overweight, too.
We also look at what you’re eating and how the typical American diet will make anyone fat because the science behind it is wrong. So we discuss healthy nutrition and how to eat better for your physical body and mental health.
We treat your imbalances with acupuncture, herbs, nutritional counseling, dietary tracking and lifestyle changes. We may have you do a cleanse to help you reset your body. We work with you very closely, monitoring not only the physical manifestations but the mental and spiritual that contribute to your problems. You receive a full system approach that gives you the support and accountability to make the lifestyle changes you need in order to get well.
This is not a quick fix nor is it easy, but within a few weeks, you will start to notice a difference. You will have more energy, your cravings will diminish and you will loose a few pounds and much of that bloat. You will find it easier to stay on track with your healthier eating plan. You will start doing activities that you enjoy and find life more fulfilling. You are motivated to keep on doing what you are doing because you will feel the best you have felt in years! Acupuncture gives you your life back!