Feb 01

Lose Weight and Keep it Off with Acupuncture!

Everywhere you look, there is someone or something promoting the new fad diet to help you lose weight.  Unfortunately, most of these fad and crash diets do more harm to the body than good.  A more effective and safer way to lose weight is through acupuncture and lifestyle changes.  Acupuncture helps with weight loss because it promotes the body to balance out hormones and stabilize the mood.  Acupuncture can increase endorphins, which will reduce food cravings and will make you feel more upbeat. This increase in endorphins can help reduce binge eating.  Acupuncture also decreases the hormones that contribute to weight gain.  Through acupuncture the hormone levels that regulate fat storage, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, stimulate a feeling of being full, and the absorption of glucose from the blood are decreased.  By decreasing these hormone levels the body is able to trigger you to stop eating before you over eat, which is a contributing factor to most weight problems.  Acupuncture also helps by reducing stress.  When the body is stressed, cortisol is produced which disrupts digestion and contributes to depression. Along with balancing hormones in the body, acupuncture can aid in digestion.  When there is disharmony in the digestive system, a person can suffer from fatigue, slow metabolism, water retention, loose stools, and a feeling of heaviness.  This can contribute to cravings and compulsive eating.  By balancing the organ systems of the body, the psychological and physical aspects of weight loss are addressed, which will promote weight loss in the body.

-Christina Radosta L.Ac.

**Contact us at Art of Natural Healing for more information about our Weight Loss Program or to make your appointment today.**

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