Losing weight by means of acupuncture has been a proven way to shed unwanted mass.  The reason why acupuncture is such an effective weight loss program is because it elicits a relaxing and tranquil sensation that helps the body cope with stress and this prevents overeating tendencies.

Western medical science has devised so many approaches that allow the body to trim down in a natural way absent the need for risky operations or procedures.  However, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest, most popular and most effective natural path to lose weight.  Acupuncture clinics all over the world have been offering this program for quite a long time now.  TCM is still widely used in East Asia and in China.  For more than 2500 years, TCM and acupuncture have been treating millions of people of various disorders and conditions.  It is only in the 1970’s that acupuncture became widely known in the United States.  However, its impact in the Western world has been substantial and since then, modern acupuncture techniques have been invented to make acupuncture more potent and efficient in its treatment of diseases and disorders.

Acupuncture is a holistic type of treatment.  This means that its aim is the overall treatment of the emotional, mental, physical and even spiritual health of the individual.  First and foremost, acupuncture is a very effective remedy for pain and distress.  Secondly, it is used to promote and maintain the individual’s overall well-being.  It is also known as a very potent answer for sleeplessness and infertility.

Acupuncture is about the insertion of needles to certain sites in the skin called acupuncture points or acupoints.  There are several acupoints that can stimulate the body to promote physiological functions whose end is the loss of weight.  These acupoints connect to energy pathways called meridians and the meridians in turn connect to specific major organs in the body.   The meridians are where the life force called chi travels all over the body.  When chi gets blocked or stagnates in the meridians, energy imbalance happens resulting in sickness and ailments.  The introduction of acupuncture needles unblocks the meridians and allows the redistribution of chi to all body parts.

Acupuncture also helps in improving blood flow.  Some of the systems that benefit from this are the excretory and digestive system.  Detoxification becomes more efficient as the toxins and harmful chemicals from certain bodily functions that come from unhealthy food are excreted.  The digestive system functions better absorbing body nutrients more efficiently, which means less food consumption.  Furthermore, the body’s metabolism is raised making burning calories much faster.  This means loss of calories and less food intake resulting in loss of weight.  An additional benefit for this type of acupuncture treatment is that one will feel a sense of tranquility and comfort after treatment.