According to a Cornell University research, Chinese people eat 30% more than Americans, but surprisingly weigh 25% less. It may be because of their lifestyle, daily activities and plant-rich diet, but the same research noted that one of the things that help Chinese people stay slim is acupuncture.
This is why Acupuncture is commonly recommended for weight loss, smoking cessation, and other health issues. But does it really work?
Let’s talk about the benefits of using acupuncture on losing weight and see if it works better than pills and fat burning creams.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture makes use of very fine, sterilized needle that are inserted into specific body points that are also called “qi channels” or “energy pathways”. The needles stimulate the nerves to release endorphins or your body’s “feel-good” hormones. The procedure can create a relaxing, calming effect, that can significantly help in counteracting cravings and excessive eating due to stress, anxiety or frustration.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, used in Chinese medicine since ancient times to stimulate the organs, especially the stomach and the spleen to strengthen the digestive system. It is still practiced even today, in fact, acupuncture have been discovered within the last decade to reduce the appetite and lose belly fat within 10 acupuncture sessions that lasts in a span of two weeks.
Research has shown that acupuncture can be used in conjunction with the standard diet and exercise can help you lose weight faster. These sessions of acupuncture zero in on the spots that have the most fat, like the belly and find the pressure point affecting that area.
Is acupuncture better at helping remove stubborn fat than lotions or pills?
Acupuncture restores your body’s hormones and promotes a calm mind. Acupuncture has been around for millennia, and it is proven to be safe. It can stimulate your own body to accept the displacement of energy and can prevent things like chronic pain and weight loss. Acupuncture finds all the imbalances and works with your mind to eliminate the problems.
As far as weight loss is concerned, the weight loss hormones are stimulated and subconscious kicks into high gear shedding those unwanted pounds. It will take several sessions to reinforce the weight loss, though, in fact, some has to undergo through a dozen sessions to see significant results.
Make sure that when you decide to use acupuncture you do some research and find one that may even be a doctor. When you set up your sessions make sure you are willing and able to go to each session, typically 10 sessions are the most effective. Make sure that your sessions include a well balanced diet and if you can handle it, some cardio can help too.