Acupuncture is an Eastern Medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific meridians, or energy points on the body. Studies consistantly indicate the efficacy of acupuncture for weight loss. Here are some key points to consider:
- Appetite and Cravings: Proponents of acupuncture for weight loss claim that it can help reduce appetite and cravings by stimulating certain points on the body.
- Metabolism: Recent studies suggest that acupuncture can boost metabolism, helping the body burn calories more efficiently.
- Stress Reduction: Acupuncture is known to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress can contribute to overeating and weight gain. Therefore reducing stress through acupuncture may indirectly support weight loss efforts.
- Complementary Therapy: Acupuncture is often used as a complementary therapy alongside other weight loss strategies. It could be part of a holistic approach to improved overall health — body, mind, soul.
- Scientific Evidence: Clinical studies on acupuncture’s effectiveness for weight loss are ongoing due to the various factors involved. More robust research is intended to determine whether acupuncture can lead to substantial and sustainable weight loss.
- Individual Variation: The response to acupuncture, like many alternative therapies, can vary widely from person to person. Some individuals may find it helpful in managing their weight, while others may experience other health benefits.
The bottom line is that acupuncture does not have a negative effect on weight loss strategies. It can only help…so why not give it a shot! There are so many benefits and very little, to no, risks. Dr. Vaziri has successfully integrated Eastern Medicine with Western Science to provide patients with an elevated holistic experience. His multi-faceted solutions are customized based on your specific needs and goals. Call us today to schedule a complimentary VIP consultation, 818-704-1188.