Want to Shed Some Pounds? Give Acupuncture a Go!

By Pacific College - January 26, 2017
Want to Shed Some Pounds? Give Acupuncture a Go!

In our fast-paced society, it sometimes seems hard to find time to eat at all. However, the fact of the matter is that we often eat too much and gain unwanted weight. So, what’s the best way to shed those unwanted pounds? A healthy diet combined with physical activity would most likely be the number one approach to solving the problem. Sure, a restrictive diet can work for a specific amount of time, but drastic diets often backfire.

Eastern medicine offers an alternative method to help those who are trying to slim down: acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that entails the insertion of very fine needles at specific locations in the body to treat and prevent different types of medical conditions. Acupuncture focuses on bringing back balance to the body and treating the root cause of a problem. Combining this form of alternative medicine with exercise can have tremendous results in the race to lose weight.

Acupuncture helps a person lose body fat by reducing appetite and thus reducing the calorie consumption by the body. On the other hand, it increases the metabolic rate of the body and aids in burning more calories. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce the body fat and insulin levels.

Ear acupuncture, known as auricular acupuncture, is most commonly used for weight loss.

Contact the PCOM acupuncture clinic  to schedule your first treatment and begin your journey to weight loss!

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