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Acupuncture – A Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

Hong Ma, R.Ac., R.TCMP - Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner

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Acupuncture is a safe holistic option when considering a weight management program. A steady loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week is recommended for the most effective long-term results.


Acupuncture can stimulate the body’s energy flow (chi) to impact factors that may help reverse obesity. Restoring the Qi energy pathways allow the body to relearn its own shortcuts to self-heal, including:

  • increasing metabolism

  • reducing appetite

  • relieving stress

  • affecting 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 gland

  • endocrine system

Acupuncture for weight loss programs start with a physical exam to see if there are other underlying conditions that may be compounding your weight issues. Unlike Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic approach to health care that treats the whole body and not just specific ailments or complaints. Taking into consideration the results of your examination, we will then design a course of therapy for effective and successful results.

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