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Acupuncture for weight loss

In my experience, most women who are overweight are physically weak. They tend to have a lack of energy and blood, which causes their body to crave sugar and to retain weight even when exercising or on a diet.

Understanding that the body is a survival organism helps to make choices which can help you lose weight.

The body doesn't understand that there is a food store down the road, it just sees what's going out in terms of energy expenditure and what's coming in.

When the body is weak it will store reserves in the form of fat, like a safety net causing weight gain. Therefore in order to lose weight, the body must be physically strong.

You can improve your physically strength by eating well, a paleo diet is the best along with taking supplements such as iron and ginseng to strengthen the body. Once the body is stronger, it will crave quick fuel in the form of sugar less and will let go of the safety net of excessive fat.

Treatment for weight loss

Acupuncture treatment can aid weight loss by helping increase metabolism, reduce stress and anxiety and regulate the digestive system. Treatment should be in conjunction with diet and exercise as part of a weight loss program.

I practice acupuncture and can also recommend certain supplements and dietary advice based on ancient traditional Chinese medicine to help with weight loss.

Acupuncture points on the ears have been shown in research to help with weight loss. Losing weight can make most people feel good about themselves.


Scientific studies have found that ear acupuncture can help promote weight loss.


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