It’s a bit unnerving that nearly a quarter of all Americans are overweight. According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, those in the U.S. spend over $33 billion annually on weight loss programs. Yet a mind-boggling 95 percent fail in their goal to lose the weight necessary to maintain good health. It’s why more folks are using acupuncture treatments to complement their weight loss strategy.

Through the years, acupuncture has evolved into a complete holistic healthcare system. What makes it so popular? Well, rather than mask the issue, acupuncture gets to the core of the problem. Plus, because it’s noninvasive, it’s no secret why millions of people have used acupuncture to stay well.  

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Acupuncture treatment consists of the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific energy pathways throughout the body. Essentially, the needles act to stimulate the release of endorphins, which you may already know as the body’s natural hormones that make us feel good. This helps create a calming, relaxing effect, which combats the need for excessive eating caused by increased stress or frustration. It’s what makes acupuncture such an easy weight loss aide.

Recent studies have shown that when combined with traditional methods of weight loss (eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly), acupuncture helps patients lose more weight. Should you move forward and try acupuncture for weight loss, your local acupuncturist will focus on specific problem areas. These could include the endocrine system and kidneys, which work to treat water retention and stimulate nerve/hormonal rebalance. Dr. House may also focus on the spleen and thyroid gland, as both impact sugar and hormonal rebalancing. Lastly, an acupuncturist may look at the adrenal and ovary glands, which treat weight gain due to menopause or Premenstrual syndrome.

Please don’t think of acupuncture as a solution in itself for weight loss struggles. At All-Natural Healing Medical Center, we emphasize educating our patients in how to stay healthy and prevent disease. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will present you with multiple treatment options so that you can decide what’s ultimately best for you.  

Weight Loss/Nutritional Counseling

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all weight loss programs. Dr. House truly cares about his patients, which is why he sits down with them and comes up with a protocol based on body type. He determines body type by Tongue Diagnosis, which shows the history of one’s health, current health, and future health. You can then expect a combination of treatments such as herbs, homeopathy, nutrition counseling, vibration therapy, FAR-Infrared Saunas, and lipotropic shots to assist with body weight and body fat percentage.  

Granted, there are countless weight loss fads out there. However, the education and treatments from Dr. House have been proven for thousands of years. Our weight loss expert takes great pride when patients not only get down to their desired weight but stay there for good.

If you’re ready to ditch those pesky pounds, call All-Natural Healing Medical Center.