Benefits of Acupuncture for Weight Loss

There’s no quick fix for weight loss. The answer always comes down to what you’ve heard time and time again: It’s all about a healthy combination of diet and exercise. Without committing to a more balanced lifestyle, any weight loss you experience will be temporary at best.

When you’re in it for the right reasons—to improve your health and boost your energy—then you’re more likely to lose weight at a healthy pace, and keep it off too. And for committed individuals, acupuncture can actually help you shed those extra pounds. It’s not a miracle cure, but when combined with traditional methods of weight loss, it’s a safe and effective way to achieve reasonable weight loss goals.

Acupuncture can:

• Suppress appetite
• Quell cravings
• Stimulate metabolism
• Reduce water retention
• Optimize digestion
• Enable relaxation
• Regulate obesity-related hormones
• Enhance the way nutrients are used

Acupuncture for weight loss is most ideal for individuals struggling with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or an overweight body mass index (BMI). Type 2 diabetics, or those at a high risk of acquiring Type 2 diabetes, can also benefit from weight management acupuncture.