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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Most Americans want to lose weight, but even the most motivated of individuals don’t always get the results that they want.  However, recent studies show that people who supplement their weight-loss plan with acupuncture and herbs lose more weight than people who rely on diet and exercsie alone (Cho, 2009).   How would a few needles make such a difference?

Acupuncture puts your body in the best position to lose weight efficiently by:

  • boosting metabolism
  • improving digestion
  • balancing hormones

For example, research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism (Darbandi, 2013).  Another study showed that auricular (ear) acupuncture increased the weight-loss effect of exercise.  In other words, acupuncture gives you more bang for the buck for all of that exercise and dieting!

Licensed acupuncturists are well-trained in nutrition.  If you do not have a weight-loss plan already in place, contact us.  We can help you develop one that is smart, effective, and customized to your life.  The journey to optimal weight can be both physically and emotionally rewarding.  Let us help!

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