There is a reason that 66% of American adults are still overweight or obese, despite spending more than $40 billion each year on weight loss products, according to Bloomberg Newsweek. That is because a substantial number of those weight loss products don’t deliver the desired results.
While acupuncturists certainly don’t claim to have a secret, magic cure to weight loss, using acupuncture to shed pounds has proved successful in numerous studies.
Effects of Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture has proven to be effective in:
- Speeding up metabolism
- Improving digestion
- Curbing cravings
- Suppressing appetite
- Boosting energy
- Detoxifying the body
Using acupuncture to help with weight loss also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.
Research Shows Acupuncture Works
In a review published in 2009, scientists analyzed 31 studies (with a total of 3,013 participants) and found that acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction of average body weight and improvement in obesity.
In 2003, the Medical Acupuncture Journal published the results of a study which revealed that a group of participants receiving acupuncture experienced a weight loss three-times more than the control group. These studies both underscore the public’s interest in acupuncture and acupuncture’s effectiveness in helping with weight loss.
Choose Experienced Acupuncturists
Our doctors are state and nationally certified acupuncturists who have spent years studying traditional Chinese medicine, which holds that excess weight results from an imbalance in the body and that acupuncture for weight loss corrects this by stimulating different points in the body and influencing weight loss by suppressing cravings, controlling appetite, enhancing metabolism and digestion, increasing efficient utilization of nutrients and controlling the hormones that influence obesity.
More Reasons to Choose Acupuncture for Weight Loss
- Acupuncture is much more cost-effective than surgical procedures, doctor’s visits, and prescription medications.
- Acupuncture does not pose the risk of uncomfortable side effects and won’t interrupt your day to day activities.
- Acupuncture can have an immediate effect on hunger and cravings.
- Acupuncture for weight loss is a customized treatment. Specific acupuncture points are stimulated to help with weight loss, improve your health, and treat root causes of weight gain.
Make An Appointment Today
If you would like to help control your weight with acupuncture treatments, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.