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Acupuncture and weight loss

People can become overweight for many reasons. Weight gain can be caused by a slowing metabolism, overeating, a lack of exercise, poor nutrition, or hormone imbalance. The idea for using acupuncture for weight control is based on the premise that a disturbed energy flow to and from the regulating center of the brain, called the hypothalamus is the cause of weight gain.

When it comes to maintaining the functional balance of the body, also called “homeostasis”, the responsibility lies with the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating hormones and neurochemicals. It’s also in charge of controlling body temperature, thirst, hunger, and circadian rhythm.

The interesting aspect of acupuncture is its ability to influence obesity hormones. Acupuncture, when used for weight loss treatments, has been found to increase ghrelin. Ghrelin is a hormone that controls meal initiation and decreased leptin, which regulates fat storage and metabolism.

The theory with weight control and acupuncture is that acupuncture can help in quelling cravings, improving digestion, boosting the metabolism, curbing the appetite, and regulating obesity-related hormones. Acupuncture is also thought to help strengthen the functions of the liver, aiding in digestion, the processing of nutrients, and it’s ability to break down fats.

Guidance For Using Acupuncture For Weight Loss

Remember that using acupuncture for weight loss is only part of the process. Making life style changes in diet, exercise and other parts of your lifestyle will also help or be required. →Back To Home Page