How does Acupuncture work for Weight Loss:
Acupuncture is an easy, safe, convenient, and an effective way to help loss weight with no unwanted side effects. It works gradually, and does work best as a supplement to an overall healthy lifestyle.
For many people, stress, anxiety, and frustration are major triggers for over-eating. An acupuncturist can insert needles in a way that triggers the release endorphins in the body, thereby reducing stress. It helps to reduce the stress and anxiety and there by overeating.
Ghrelin, the “hunger hormone”, induces the feeling of hunger, while leptin induces the feeling of fullness and satisfaction. Acupuncture can be used to manipulate the hormone levels in order to suppress the appetite and make you feel satiated.
Secretions of the pituitary gland increase the rate of metabolism and helps to stimulate the thyroid gland. The process of acupuncture re-energizes the hypothalamus and stimulates the pituitary gland which activates a sluggish thyroid gland and speeds up the metabolism. This automatically makes the body use its stored fats and finally helps to burn excess fat rather than storing it.
The frequency and number of sessions depend upon the individual weight loss goals.