|Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on September 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM|
Weight loss Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
The struggle to loose weight is a long and difficult battle and everyone in this fight could use some extra help. Many people have changed their diets and started exercise routines but the results just haven’t been enough or have come too slow. For an extra boost try Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
How does Acupuncture help weight loss?
Acupuncture helps by reducing appetite, curbing cravings, increasing metabolism, improving digestion, regulating hormones that cause obesity and fat production, and by allowing the body to absorb nutrients from food more efficiently.
Research has shown that acupuncture significantly helps in weight loss. A 2003 study shows that people who received acupuncture lost three times more weight than the control group.
Another study shows that 95% of people receiving acupuncture experienced appetite reduction which leads to weight loss.
Acupuncture has been shown to decrease ghrelin, a hormone that controls hunger and decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism.
There are many reasons why people become overweight - hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, overeating, poor nutrition and lack of exercise are some of the most common. Acupuncture provides a method to treat all of these problems simultaneously with no side effects. Acupuncture also helps with emotions and calms the mind and spirit.
Weight loss and Chinese Herbology
Chinese Herbal formulas are a safe and effective way to achieve significant weight loss with no side effects. The herbal formulas used help in digestion, boosting metabolism, improve elimination and by enhancing the body’s ability to transform food into energy more efficiently.
The main herbal formula used is a blend of seven Chinese herbs. These herbs aid in the digestion of meat, fat, alcohol, rice, vinegar, and starch. They also reduce cholesterol and curb food cravings and reduce appetite. In my clinical experience most people loose 2 pounds per week.