Acupuncture for weight loss was not much of an issue for the ancient Chinese doctors who practiced acupuncture thousands of years ago in a land where death from starvation was an everyday reality. However, because Chinese medicine is preoccupied with studying opposite extremes in search of balance, there is still plenty of clinical experience with this common modern concern in both ancient and modern practice.
Either we or someone we know struggles with the complex and difficult process of maintaining a healthy weight. Even in the traditional texts, cutting down on excess body fat is known to be an arduous process that requires consistency and dedication. We need to have as many weapons and allies on our side as possible, in the fight to achieve balance and well-being. Acupuncture for weight loss is an excellent addition to your holistic health program.
In Chinese medicine, excess weight is considered a pathogenic Yin substance, usually referred to as “dampness.” Moisture in the body is looked at as being on a spectrum from thin fluids to thicker more viscous things like synovial fluids in joints, and body fat. We need all of these Yin substances to moisturize, lubricate, and nourish the body. But with improper diet, irregular eating habits, eating too much, or even a constitutional deficiency of our innate Yang Qi (manifesting in things like hypothyroidism), we can create an excess of these substances, which then block the smooth flow of Qi and blood throughout the meridians and vessels.
By receiving acupuncture for weight loss, we can lower your stress levels, rebalance your body, strengthen your digestion, and help your body naturally let go of what it no longer needs.