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!