Weight loss

Overweight and obesity is a growing concern which is linked to a wide range of health problems.

People with overweight have a bigger risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The  psychological impact is also big, obesity obesity can lead to overwhelming sadness and depression.

Acupuncture can help to loos weight and prevent physical and psychological problems.

 

How does Acupuncture work??

Acupuncture helps to balance hormones. Acupuncture increases endorphins, which reduce cravings and generally make you feel more positive.

Acupuncture also decreases leptin (regulates fat storage and metabolism and stimulates the feeling of being full) and insulin (regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism and the absorption of glucose from the blood) levels. It means that acupuncture may actually reduce the hormones that lead to overeating.

Acupuncture helps to reduce stress. If you feel overwhelmed, you are more likely to binge for emotional reasons and to assume you have no time to prepare healthy meals.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the spleen is responsible for digestion. Imbalance in the spleen channel can lead to fatigue, slow metabolism, water retention, loose stools, and a feeling of heaviness. The liver is responsible for the flow of Qi, blood and emotions. Disharmony in the liver meridian can lead to compulsive eating. Acupuncture can assist  digestion by balancing these meridians.