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Can Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Therapy that has been used for thousands of years to promote balance, healing, and wellness. Acupuncture promotes natural healing through the insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles into specific sites on the body to stimulate the flow of energy, enhancing the body's natural healing abilities.

Acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for a broad range of health issues including acute conditions and pain as well as chronic and degenerative diseases, hormone balance, anxiety, stress, mood, sleep, cognition, and more.

Struggling With Weight Management?

More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States is now obese, and another 1 in 3 is overweight. Being obese or overweight can be detrimental to health, including increasing risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, inflammation, and more.

Unfortunately, with the Standard American Diet, maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult. In addition to the direct caloric implications of the Standard American Diet, eating foods that are high in sugars and chemicals can also negatively impact hormones, mood, sleep, and other body processes that factor into the body’s ability to lose weight.

How Can Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

Acupuncture exerts a strong homeostatic effect that works to restore the body’s natural balance of hormones, neurotransmitters, and brain chemistry to promote healing and well-being. One major benefit of acupuncture in this way is the stabilization of weight and eating habits.

Specifically, acupuncture works in the following ways to promote weight loss and balanced health:

  • Acupuncture restores areas of weakness or deficiency that can cause food cravings

  • Acupuncture can rebalance hunger cues

  • Acupuncture promotes restful sleep, which in turn supports healthy balance of the hunger and satiety hormones

  • Acupuncture regulates hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol, the notorious belly fat hormone

  • Acupuncture promotes proper neurotransmitter functioning, including serotonin, which is responsible for appetite and satiation

  • Acupuncture promotes relaxation, calm, energy, and good mood

Acupuncture in conjunction with food therapy or health coaching can help you make lasting health changes. Our approach does not involve restriction, calorie counting, or fad diets, but rather education and support to help you replace negative habits with positive ones for sustainable weight loss and health.


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