Weight Loss Through Acupuncture

Weight Loss Through Acupuncture

Citizens of the United States today are heavier than they have ever been at any other point in history, as a result, weight loss is a large concern for many. Nearly two thirds of American’s are considered overweight and just over twenty percent of the country are considered to be obese making the US one of the most overweight countries in the world. As a result, the cost of treating the side effects associated with obesity have skyrocketed. With 2016 estimates showing an economic impact of 1.6 trillion dollars, it’s about time that American’s begin addressing this growing problem.

There is no doubt that traditional treatments like diet and exercise are extremely effective at reversing the effects of obesity, but both require adhering to strict regimes and making large scale modifications to your everyday life. Although beneficial in the long run, these exercise and diet plans can be difficult to implement and make a part of your daily schedule. Acupuncture, is not a replacement to diet and exercise, but can be a great way of addressing the root causes of your obesity, while not being too intrusive to your day to day life. As diet and exercise work to physically alter your body’s composition, acupuncture helps realign the body’s energy pathways to address the mental aspect of obesity. Overeating and lack of exercise are textbook responses to external stress in life.

Be it education, work, or family life, stress can come in many shapes and forms. Acupuncture works by applying small sterile needles to your body’s numerous energy pathways. These energy pathways, once triggered, release endorphins that produce a feeling of calmness and relaxation. This calming effect can ease cravings, reducing over eating and allowing for a smoother implementation of diet and exercise. In fact, studies show that integrating regular acupuncture treatments to your regimen can actually help you lose more weight than with diet and exercise alone.

Contact our team of professionals to see how you can improve your own health and fitness regiment by integrating regular acupuncture treatments so you can begin to feel your best!

Treating Anxiety with Acupuncture

Everyone has struggled with anxiety at some point in their life. Some anxiousness is a natural part of the human condition, but extreme anxiety can seriously affect your health and ability to function on day to day life. The National Institute of Mental Health states that about 20% of Americans are affected by anxiety disorders, which totals to 42 billion dollars a year in treatment costs. While therapy and medication are useful anxiety treatments, many people are deterred by the high costs and long treatment times. And with acupuncture’s massive rise in popularity many people have begun to view this as a more compelling and cost effective option.

The World Health Organization and many established medical science journals have declared acupuncture to be an effective way to treat a myriad of health problems. Although Acupuncture is sometimes approached with skepticism by those more familiar with Western medical procedures, its popularity and longevity over thousands of years is a testament to its massive success with treating illness. “Qi” is the life force that flows throughout your body, and acupuncture helps resolve energy imbalances that are detrimental to your health. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Daniel Hsu, explains that by placing needles in specific acupuncture points throughout the body the nervous system can be forced to release certain chemicals in the brain that control emotion, including anxiety. With growing popularity and evidence, even the US Air Force had begun practicing “Battlefield Acupuncture” in the Middle East in combination with more conventional Western medicine. Acupuncture is used worldwide and has become an established and respected form of medical treatment.

You can reduce your stress in a stress-free way with acupuncture. Acupuncture puts your body back in control and provides an overall improved sense of well-being. Even if you’re already receiving treatment for anxiety, acupuncture is a risk free way to help speed recovery and treat your anxiety in a tried and true method.

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