Acupuncture for weight reduction is quite effective in decreasing our appetite and improving our metabolism to assist us in weight loss and keep us in shape. An acupuncturist first discuss the particular pattern of overeating with the patient and then find out if there any real digestive difficulties. After getting all these information, the acupuncturist devise a treatment protocol using a combination of ear and body points. The frequency of acupuncture treatments necessary depends on speed at which the patient want to lose weigh. There are two kinds of acupuncture treatment — one is Auricular Acupuncture and the second is Full Body Acupuncture
Auricular acupuncture, also known as ear acupuncture, is very effective for weight loss. It is a micro-system of acupuncture in which small needles or seeds are used to stimulate points on the ear. Auricular acupuncture has been found to be very effective for weight loss. The acupuncturist place some ear seeds or ear staples over some of ear acupuncture points at the end of the treatment and adhesive is also placed over them. Ear staples are exactly where the needle was which is meant to continue treatment in between sessions.
Whenever the patient feels an urge to eat in between meals or at odd times then a mild pressure on the ear staples is applied. The patients are also suggested to rub them alternatively back and forth for about 20 seconds that produce stimulation and mild endorphin hormone is released. This process helps in relaxing the patient to regain control as endorphin hormone creates a conducive physiological and psychological environment to make lasting choice to defeat eating temptations.
Full Body Acupuncture
In Full body acupuncture needles are used in specific points on the body to balance your system. For the impulsive eater, mouth point is used; for the person who eats even after they`re full, stomach point is used; for food addicts, and people who love chocolate, sweets, ice creams lungs points are used; if the reason of weight gain is menopause, Adrenal and Ovary points are used; thyroid points are used for slow metabolism
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