Many people are concerned with the losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight. We struggle to balance our many responsibilities and find time to take care of ourselves in a healthful way. This is a multi-faceted problem, and a good weight loss program involves diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques. Acupuncture, oriental medicine and digestive aid exercises are also beneficial tools in the battle with weight loss.
Acupuncture is not a panacea or a wonder cure in the treatment of weight control, however; acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain weight if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. Acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. As well endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast- or in this case too slow—i.e., the metabolism and will power. We also offer various B-12 injections as well as lipotropic formulations to assist in burning fat and increasing metabolism.
At the Family Healing Center, we look to serve the whole patient by providing weight loss treatments, in addition to nutritional counseling, that will help you attain and maintain your healthy weight.