Acupuncture has been gaining in popularity a lot over the last few decades, with a growing number of studies showing how effective it can be when it comes to pain relief.
Researchers that have been on a mission to understand the full potential of acupuncture have found that it is also useful as part of a weight loss program.
Recent studies have shown that when combined with traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, acupuncture has helped patients to lose more weight.
In these studies it was found that one to three sessions of weight loss acupuncture was effective in helping to achieve realistic weight loss goals.
Considering how much money people spend on weight loss programs, yet still a massive 95% of people fail in their attempts to lose weight, it’s good to know there is an effective and relatively affordable treatment than can make weight goals more easily attainable.
How acupuncture works
Very fine, sterile needles are inserted into the skin at specific body points which stimulates the release of endorphins, also known as the body’s “feel good” hormones.
This creates a calming effect and improves mood, counteracting the desire to eat excessive food due to stress, anxiety or sadness.
If you’re already on a weight loss program and you find it is affecting your mood and you’re not making the progress you had hoped for then maybe acupuncture can help.