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The first major introduction the West had to acupuncture was when a New York Times reporter received emergency medical treatment and post-operation acupuncture in 1971 in Beijing. Since then, acupuncture has gained a renowned reputation for being a comprehensive healing system. Acupuncture doesn’t just relieve lower back pain and treat minor diseases, it can eliminate post-operative nausea and vomiting and even reduce the pain of chemotherapy. In addition to this, it also is an excellent method of maintaining a healthy weight and accelerating weight loss. Visit a medical center in Miami Beach to learn more about weight loss through acupuncture.
Acupuncture and Weight Loss
Weight gain is often attributed to overeating, lack of exercise, hormone imbalances and poor metabolism and nutrition. While eating too much and a sedentary lifestyle can’t be solved through acupuncture, the other physical problems can be. Researchers have found that weight loss acupuncture treatment stimulates a hormone called ghrelin, which controls meal initiation. In addition to this, it can decrease leptin, a hormone that regulates metabolism and fat storage. A central theme to acupuncture are the internal organs and the critical role they play in overall physical well-being. Acupuncture benefits the main organs, such as the liver, stomach and gall bladder, which play a critical role in proper digestion and nutrient processing. Keep in mind that acupuncture can:
- Limit weight gain through balancing the organs.
- Stimulate the endocrine system and kidneys to reduce water retention.
- Target the spleen and thyroid to adjust blood sugar and hormonal levels.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches that the ear represents the whole body. The image of an upside down infant in the fetal position is often projected over a picture of the ear. The infant’s organs and body parts correspond perfectly to the ear acupuncture points. Therefore, the ear has crucial acupuncture points that can very useful for weight loss. These include the stomach, endocrine, shen men and hunger points. Specialized treatment options include leaving in needles for a few days to continually stimulate the points. If needles bother you, consider getting massage therapy in Miami. This is almost as effective as acupuncture. As always, first consult a nutritionist in Miami FL before starting any major weight treatments.