Nutrition and Exercise
Everyone knows that weight gain or loss can be attributed to nutrition and exercise. If you eat a lot of junk food and lead a sedentary lifestyle, you are most likely going to gain weight. Even if you maintain a healthy diet but consume way more calories than you exert, you’re also likely to gain weight. But nutrition and exercise alone are not always responsible for weight gain or loss. Hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety and other factors can contribute.
Acupuncture Can Improve Weight Loss
Because acupuncture is used to address many of the above issues through the regulation of the body’s energy flow, or Qi (pronounced chee,) it is often used in combination with proper diet and exercise to not only aid in weight loss, but weight maintenance.
The hypothalamus, located in the center of the brain, is the command center responsible for maintaining a functional balance in the body. Among other thing, it regulates hormone levels, and controls body temperature, thirst and hunger signals. Weight gain could be the result of improper energy flow to and from this brain center.
By restoring proper flow of energy through acupuncture, we can curb cravings, boost metabolism, and improve digestion, ensuring the body functions properly and allowing lifestyle changes to be more effective.
Because acupuncture treatment is part of an overall wellness plan, our acupuncturist Moira McCarthy can also address lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques and overall health and supplementation through your weight loss process.
While acupuncture is a powerful tool to aid in weight loss, it is best combined with nutrition and exercise. Let us help you put a weight loss plan together that includes nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture to help you reach your goals.