More than 50% of Americans say weight loss is a personal goal, yet only 25% say they are making serious efforts to lose weight, according to research conducted by Gallup. Every year, Americans spend $60 billion trying to lose weight through various methods, including gym memberships and weight loss programs. With growing waistlines and shrinking wallets, many individuals are looking for a realistic, practical method to shed the extra pounds and keep them off—acupuncture may be the solution.
Due to its ability to relax the body and counteract the desire for excessive eating often triggered by elevated stress or anxiety, acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) has become a popular weight loss option. Using thin needles to target energy pathways within the body, acupuncture can create a calming sensation throughout the body, which can act as a complimentary therapy for weight loss. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) tailored to the patient treats the entire body using a combination of Chinese herbs, Cupping, Guasha, and Tuina, which helps patients lose and keep weight off for good.
Acupuncture Pinpoints Organ Malfunction And Thyroid Issues That Can Lead to Weight Gain
Traditional Chinese Medicine attributes extreme weight gain to a chemical imbalance resulting from spleen, liver, or endocrine system malfunction. Acupuncture works to stimulate the pituitary gland, which speeds up metabolism by jumpstarting the thyroid, allowing the body to burn excess fat instead of storing it. The holistic practice also increases kidney function, helping to reduce water retention and restore nerve and hormonal balance.
The location of pressure points selected varies from person to person, depending on the type of treatment being sought. In addition, the number of sessions and the frequency of visits depends on the weight loss goals of each individual. Most individuals require 1 to 3 visits per week for about 9 weeks before seeing results; however, results and treatment plans are individualized and can only be estimated during a consultation with an acupuncturist. Ranging between $60 and $120 per session, acupuncture is an affordable alternative to expensive fad diets, weight loss programs, and invasive surgeries. Better yet, most individuals only require three to four sessions per year to maintain a healthy weight once their goals have been achieved.
Are you sick of struggling to find an effective weight loss plan that fits your budget and lifestyle? Contact us today to learn more about how acupuncture can help you get a handle on your weight, and your happiness.