Falling a little short on that New Years Resolution to lose weight?
Or, are you realizing that summer is fast approaching (woohoo!) and you’re looking to shed a few more pounds?
Let acupuncture help.
There are a myriad of ways that acupuncture can assist you towards reaching your weight loss goals, and just last week, US News and World Report covered six of them.
Acupuncture may affect your hormones.
“"The researchers concluded that acupuncture may help people with pre-diabetes lose weight by reducing their insulin and leptin resistance; both insulin and leptin are appetite-regulating hormones that can play a role in long-term weight-loss.”
Acupuncture promotes healthy digestion.
By restoring qi, acupuncture can provide improved blood flow to your stomach, hereby improving digestion.
Acupuncture can relieve stress.
Acupuncture can help to release endorphins, which are stress reducing. The article explains, "no matter how you choose to manage stress, though, doing so effectively is critical for weight loss and maintenance.”
Acupuncture may reduce cravings.
Reducing your cravings leads to healthier food choices, and weight loss will typically follow. The article quotes family physician Dr. Wayne Jonas as saying, “We know that food addictions can lead to weight gain…Acupuncture might alter brain chemicals associated with these addictions and, in this way, help with weight loss.”
Acupuncture can lead to better sleep.
By lowering stress levels and promoting relaxation, acupuncture helps restore sleep. Sleep is essential to weight loss for many reasons, including the need for proper rest to facilitate digestion.
Acupuncture can boost your energy.
“For relatively healthy folks just trying to drop a few pounds, though, an acupuncture-related energy boost can support diet and exercise behaviors that may lead to weight loss.” More engery AND weight loss? Sign us up!