Acupuncture for Weight Management
Updated: Sep 30, 2019
Hong Ma, R. Ac., R.TCMP - Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner
Acupuncture advocates believe that acupuncture can stimulate the body’s energy flow (chi), impacting factors that can reverse obesity.
These factors include increasing metabolism, reducing appetite, stress relief, and also stimulating the part of the brain that feels hunger.
Weight gain, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is caused by body imbalance. That imbalance, according to ancient teachings, can be caused by a malfunctioning liver, spleen, kidney, thyroid or endocrine system.
Your initial appointment for acupuncture to help weight loss includes taking your pulse and checking your tongue to see if there are no other underlying conditions that may be compounding your weight problems. The acupuncturist also needs to be confident that acupuncture is an appropriate course of treatment for you. Unlike Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic type of health care which treats the whole body and not just specific ailments or complaints. Depending on the results of your examination, we will be able to design a course of therapy for even more effective and successful results.