Maintaining a healthy weight can not only make you feel better and improve your quality of life but it also can decrease the likelihood of developing many diseases such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many cancers.
There are three strategies that can be used to provide support for a patient that wants to lose weight when going to see an acupuncturist: Acupuncture, herbal therapy, and nutritional coaching. Your acupuncturist will go over many common reasons that people fail to lose weight and will offer a progressive, goal oriented model to follow in order to succeed in the program.
Acupuncture and herbal medicines can help balance stress and hormonal fluctuations that can contribute to stubborn weight gain. Additionally, fatigue and a lack of motivation are often times obstacles to be overcome during the weight loss process and your acupuncturist can help to correct any imbalances that may be blocking progress.
For additional information on the acupuncture process, such as what to expect from the treatments and how long the process may take please refer to: Acupuncture FAQ