The Information Technology age has brought with it an increasingly anti-social and over-weight society with heart disease, strokes and diabetes becoming increasingly common.
And whilst there is no overnight cure for being overweight, Acupuncture can be a fabulous support to the process of losing weight, stopping smoking or making other behavioural changes whilst simultaneously creating balance and harmony within.
So how does it work?
Chinese medicine sees excess weight as a deficiency of the digestion especially weight around the midriff which is seen to be a collection of excess fluid.
The foods you crave depend on your personal imbalances. Generally speaking, when your body can’t digest a food, you crave more of it. This leads to a cycle of craving and over-eating the exact food you can’t digest.
A Solution to Food Cravings:
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can help you digest your food and break this cycle. There are many herbal tablets and formula that help the body digest the food in a more effective way resulting in a healthier digestion.
Weight can be lost safely if done slowly and naturally; a loss of around 1 kg a month is considered healthy and this rate ensures the weight stays off.
- Basically Acupuncture:
- Works by enhancing the function of two neuro-endocrine pathways that regulate many of the bodily functions, including metabolism.
- Lowers your body weight, body fat, insulin levels, and the lipid levels in the blood
- Decreases excessive appetite and makes it easier to satisfy your hunger with less food.
- Strengthens the digestion which will help move fluid and toxins from the body and can kick start a sluggish digestion and metabolism.
- Decreases menopausal weight gain
- Combined with diet control and adequate exercise it not only takes off the kilos and body fat, but keeps them off, particularly if you’re diligent with your exercise.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Cellulite
In a nutshell, the Lymphatic System is the waste disposal of the body and is highly significant in our overall well-being. However, poor eating habits, a lack of exercise and pollution from the environment can cause toxins to build up in our bodies and if our Lymphatic System is not functioning effectively then your body has no way of detoxifying itself.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a form of massage that emulates the body’s own Lymphatic System. It is a relaxing massage that has the effect of unblocking and eliminating toxins from the body tissues, reducing water retention, constipation, migraine and sinus problems. It also helps with cellulite and weight loss as the release and disposal of this waste boosts the immune system and kick starts our metabolism to function more efficiently.
If a course of lymphatic drainage massages is combined with a healthy lifestyle, including the intake of plenty of fresh water, you will also be rewarded with an improved and younger looking skin.
As previously mentioned, lifestyle plays a crucial role in a person’s overall health. To be serious about Optimal Health you will need to give any recommended modifications given to you by your Optimal Health Provider serious consideration. Exercise and diet are considered vital in TCM.
The Acupuncturists at PinPoint Health Centre recommend several products and herbs clinically proven to aid weight loss to accompany your treatment. Please ask for further information during your appointment.