How acupuncture may be able to assist you on your weight loss journey
Have you been trying to exercise and eat better in order to lose weight? Are those stubborn last ten pounds giving you grief, or are you dealing with pain or illness related to being overweight and you need some serious help? Diet and exercise are always going to be the most effective ways to take care of a weight problem, and must become permanent lifestyle changes instead of fads or temporary fixes. However, there are natural remedies to consider in addition to diet and exercise that could help you get rid of those last few pounds. Acupuncture treatments could be the alternative path you will want to take in order to get the help you need for your weight loss journey.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a practice within alternative medicine that originated in China as a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into the human body at various acupuncture points that affect various ailments of the body. The practice is used to reduce pain and treat different conditions. There are many approaches and philosophies associated with acupuncture and no two practitioners of acupuncture are the same. Acupuncture is often sought out when other modern forms of treatment for any condition do not suffice or in conjunction with outside treatment. Acupuncture is typically considered a type of pseudoscience, or a theory that is not based in scientific knowledge.
Acupuncture has been hailed as a great treatment for cancer patients dealing with nausea, headaches, and vomiting from radiation treatment. Acupuncture is also hailed as a worthy consideration for treating various types of chronic pain. Some patients dealing with osteoarthritis, extremity conditions such as tennis elbow, lower back pain, post operative pain, severe allergies, dyspepsia, male infertility, rheumatological conditions, stroke recovery, and alcoholism have found favor in acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture seems a little invasive. Should I worry about trying it?
Acupuncture could definitely seem scary to those who have never tried it. And because acupuncture is more of an art than many other forms of physical treatments and involve the potentially dangerous use of sharp needles, a trained and licensed practitioner of acupuncture should be your only consideration should you want to try the treatment for your ailment. However, acupuncture treatments administered by quality trained professionals is completely painless and could be the treatment for your chronic illness that you’ve been waiting for.
How do acupuncture treatments help with weight loss?
Studies have concluded that over a quarter of Americans today are overweight. Many struggle with changing their lifestyle and losing weight, leading them to spending nearly thirty three billion dollars annually on weight loss programs and products. Why spend loads of money on expensive programs and products that do not work when there is an ancient, alternative method to helping you lose those stubborn pounds?
Several studies have concluded that medical acupuncture in combination with regular exercise, diet chances, and lifestyle changes has helped patients lose more pounds than with diet and exercise alone. Traditionally in Chinese medicine, it is believed that excessive fat gain happens mostly because of body imbalances caused by spleen and liver malfunctions. Water retention, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, and nerve imbalances are all repercussions of organ malfunction that can be corrected through acupuncture. Menopause and premenstrual syndrome are also considered weight gain causes in female patients as well. In acupuncture, there are specific acupuncture points that can be focused on in order to correct these imbalances.
It is worthy to note that you should consult your primary care physician or a licensed professional chiropractor in Mesa before going through with acupuncture, as it may not be for everyone and certain medical conditions could worsen due to acupuncture treatments.
Where can I find the best acupuncture clinic in Arizona?
BodyWorkz in Mesa, Arizona is not only one of the best clinics available for massage therapy and chiropractic work, but we also offer acupuncture treatments as well. We believe that the ancient practice of acupuncture can help clients treat pain and dysfunction within the body, as well as possibly help you during your journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Wallace, the founder and lead chiropractor at BodyWorkz, began her journey into the world of acupuncture in 2013. She is a Fellow in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and is board certified within Arizona to practice acupuncture. When you can trust experience and certification over anything else, why go anywhere else to try out acupuncture? Call BodyWorkz today to schedule a chiropractic evaluation or an acupuncture session.