Inserting acupuncture needles superficially into various parts
of the body can facilitate weight loss by giving the person a feeling
of well-being which can suppress the desire for excess food. Acupuncture
also can stimulate metabolism and thereby enable the body to utilize
food efficiently instead of storing it as fat.
The specific points used for each patient at each treatment depend on
many individual factors. The acupuncture physician determines which
points should be used with regard to the patient's fat distribution,
emotional status, eating habits and other factors.
Acupuncture - Obesity
- Diet & Exercise
Diet and exercise are helpful in any program of weight reduction. Most
people who come for acupuncture treatments, however, have been given
diets and exercise regimens before. They may have good knowledge of
what they should and shouldn't eat but they feel depressed or irritable
when they try to stay on a diet. Acupuncture should relieve such problems
and improve will power along with aiding in weight loss.