Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. According to the National Institutes of Health, 66% of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Maintaining a healthy weight can help control cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.
ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CAN HELP
The combination of acupuncture, making healthy lifestyle choices, and evaluating stress patterns can enhance one’s success for weight loss. Acupuncture works to help control weight loss by causing the release of endorphins which relax the patient, making it easier to deal with stress. Acupuncture and herbs can also affect the digestive and hormonal systems to help suppress appetite, boost metabolism and re-balance organ systems that govern metabolism.
ACUPUNCTURE IN A NUTSHELL
Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.