To get the fastest and best results, exercise programs and a healthy diet should be combined with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture St Helens is not a panacea for losing weight; it instead greatly facilitates the ways and means of losing weight.
Even after hundreds of years of using acupuncture the West still is at a loss as to how acupuncture really works; it nevertheless acknowledges that it truly works and works very effectively. This ancient Chinese healing art can greatly assist in weight loss and can be used as treatment for many other kinds of physical and even emotional conditions.
When acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points, the needles effect the production and release of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that cause the body and mind to feel comfort, tranquility and peacefulness calming the sensation and removing extreme emotions and physical stress. The endorphins help with weight loss by relieving the stress and anxiety that compels the person to overeat. They also regulate the various systems in the body such as digestion and metabolism. Most people who use acupuncture to lose weight have stated that the treatment has greatly helped curb their appetite which before were hopelessly uncontrollable. It also gave them a sense of control of their lives.
Upon consultation, the acupuncturist may begin by examining the patient’s energy levels and giving the latter a general physical examination. These are needed to identify the cause and effect of the patient’s weight problems. The acupuncturist then will be better prepared to formulate a weight loss treatment designed in accordance with the patient’s medical history.
Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss may involve applying acupuncture needles on the ear. The outer ear has many trigger points that can be used by acupuncture to get the desired results.
Some types of acupressure treatment procedures can be used to assist the impulsive/compulsive eaters, the anxious overeaters and the true blue food addicts with their weight problems.
Most acupuncture treatments for weight loss are custom made for the patient because each person has a unique constitution which necessitates a unique treatment method per patient. Some factors that are considered apart from the patient’s medical history and physical examination results in order to design a specific weight loss treatment program for the patient are the patient’s desired weight, the amount of time to achieve this and the person’s resolve to change his/her lifestyle. From the start, daily ear acupuncture treatments may be needed which tapers down depending on how fast the patient responds to the treatment. The need to change lifestyle and diet habits is essential to attain one’s desired weight and keep it. Fortunately, acupuncture greatly facilitates these habits that will make one not only trim and healthy but also make one balanced emotionally, psychologically and physically.