Acupuncture Weight Loss Study. How does it work?

| April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments | 244 views

Acupuncture weight loss is one of the more effective methods that help individuals with excess weight to reduce their body fat successfully. This growing interest in acupuncture as weight loss therapy has come to the attention of researchers with the result that some of these studies have been reported in the International Journal of Obesity. One such study involving acupuncture for weight loss therapy looked at 3,013 different cases which involved overweight people utilizing acupuncture as a tool to lose weight. Randomized controlled studies have also been undertaken to provide evidence as to the efficacy of how achieve acupuncture weight loss.

The randomized controlled studies revealed that, interestingly, body weight decreased by 1.56kg as an average when proper acupuncture was incorporated in weight loss therapy, as opposed to the individuals who were treated with placebos. Overall, the researchers involved with this trial admitted that those individuals who had achieved acupuncture weight loss, lost more weight than those whose weight loss did not include acupuncture. The researchers would like to have included more studies before publishing their results, based on long-term studies. So, even the scientists admit that acupuncture benefits weight loss – but how does it do so?

Basically, losing weight really should be simple: if you balance the calories you are taking into your body with the calories being burned up you will not put on weight – and, if you consume less calories than your body is using, there is nothing to stop you losing weight. Put like that, losing weight naturally should be simple but, for better or worse, we are genetically programmed to eat more than we need to ensure we will have sufficient body fat to see us through those times when food is scarce. This may not occur so much these days, but the eating when food is available is something that has been handed down the generations from those far-off times when our ancestors had to go out and find food – and still survive when food was in short supply.

Most of us also seem to be programmed with a trigger that gets us turning to food when we get stressed or tired, when we are unhappy or sad – or even to reward ourselves when we feel good. In other words, food has become something of a compensatory factor in the busyness of our modern lives. While we all enjoy eating and most of us consume much more than we really need, some people seem to be programmed so that they are more likely to put on weight even when they only eat a little over the threshold. When tested, however, the metabolism of most of these people is ticking away just as normally as the rest of us. Are these people’s bodies actually more efficient at preserving nutrients than the rest of us? This may be true but the excess weight these people are carrying around is not good for their general health and reduces their mobility to such an extent that they move less and, consequently, put on more weight.

If you combine acupuncture treatment with Chinese herbal therapy, both your body and your mind will be stimulated. Not only the digestion will improve but appetite tends to diminish as well as cravings for food. According to TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), liver and spleen problems can cause excessive weight gain. As an acupuncturist stimulates acupoints on liver and spleen meridians it helps tune up work of your internal organs which in return positively affects digestive and endocrine systems.

Science men all over the world agreed that using acupuncture to lose weight really works. But it’s not a magical pill. So to lose weight safely and naturally, it’s absolutely necessary to accomplish daily exercise routines and at the same time strictly limit the amount of consumed calories. Acupuncture as a complementary therapy will help to reduce cravings to eat more than your body needs. Many people no matter how hard are trying to lose weight using traditional methods as diets and exercises find it extremely difficult to get rid of excessive pounds and stabilize weight. So if you are one of them look for alternatives like acupuncture therapy.

Read more about acupuncture for weight loss at http://www.acupages.com/Acupuncture-for-Weight-Loss-Treatment.html

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