Weight loss is something many people struggle with at some point in their lives. For some, it is simple to drop a few pounds, but often it's a slow process that requires lifestyle changes and a dedication to taking care of our bodies. Acupuncture can be a great way to help with weight loss. The treatment may include the stimulation of acupoints in the hands, legs, and feet as well as the abdomen. The acupuncture points chosen by the practitioner are to help with craving for food, stimulate the metabolism, and boost energy.
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When I am treating patients who are interested in weight loss, I often use ear seeds. These tiny seeds that stick to the ear using adhesive tape are to be pressed by the patient several times a day for one minute. They are very helpful in treating weight loss, and are painless and non-invasive. The auricular acupuncture points chosen are to help with craving for food, stimulate the metabolism, and boost energy. The points used might be Shen Men (to calm the mind), the Mouth point, and the Hunger point (enough said!)
There are also some good Traditional Chinese medicine herbal formulas that can help with weight loss. These are NOT formulas that contain huge amounts of ephedra, but are instead specifically aimed at the constitution of the patient. I would not recommend any of the fad diet regimes on the market today, so talk to your practitioner about an herbal formula that is tailored specifially to your needs and body type.