Acupuncture has been touted as the Traditional Chinese Method treatment that works to solve every type of problem: health, old injuries and fertility — but can it help you lose weight after having a baby? Some women and experts swear it works wonders. What’s the theory behind it and when should you go to see an acupuncturist?
Acupuncture for weight loss
The whole premise behind acupuncture is that the needles help to stimulate the body’s meridians to release energy flow, improving the Qi and balancing the forces in your body. If you’ve received TCM and acupuncture treatment for fertility, you will have an understanding of how it regulates hormones. Similarly, weight gain and obesity are controlled by hormones, which is why it is reasonable to think that acupuncture can help you lose weight.
By stimulating your meridians, acupuncture can complement your diet and work out regime by increasing your metabolism and energy levels, regulating your hormones and improving your digestion and organ function.
Which points are stimulated?
The best acupuncture points for weight loss are located on four points on the body. They are as follows:
- The Shen Men point on the ear which controls appetite
- The stomach point, which stimulate muscles and reduce hunger
- The mouth point, which is calming and reduces hyperactivity
- The endocrine point, which improves Qi in the liver and increases metabolism
Treatment can be also accompanied by consuming Chinese herbs.
When can I go for acupuncture?
Find out when you can go for acupuncture on the next page…