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Using Acupuncture to Increase Metabolism & Lose Weight

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 10/12/2009

It takes a long time to gain weight and it takes a long time to lose it too. However, the losing of the weight sometimes seems to take forever. If you are thinking of getting some help losing those pounds you might want to think about using acupuncture for weight loss.

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    Losing weight can be very hard to do. There are so many factors that go into gaining weight. It is not all about over eating. Hormonal problems, thyroid issues, stress, caloric intake, lack of exercise, etc. can all be contributing elements. This is one of the reasons that diets don’t usually work.

    Serious life changes have a better chance of allowing a person to lose weight and keep it off. Acupuncture for weight loss works naturally by fixing health factors that might be causing the body to store fat. Let’s explore the concept of acupuncture for weight loss as well as the benefits and drawbacks.

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    The Concept Behind Acupuncture

    The concept is very simple. It is believed that the organs such as the liver and spleen are responsible for the body to be in correct working order. You see, proper blood flow is needed to nourish the organs and keep everything running smoothly. The spleen and liver directly impact different weight gaining aspects such as imbalances. Acupuncture for weight loss triggers the necessary and accurate function of the: nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, and of course metabolism.

    Other healthy weight loss options might be used in combination with acupuncture for weight loss such as herbal remedies. This will speed up the healing, enhance fat burning and boost metabolism throughout the acupuncture process. It all depends on what your acupuncturist deems necessary to increase success.

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    Benefits of Acupuncture

    Acupuncture works by targeting specific problems in the body and repairing them. It encompasses all of the various elements that go into gaining weight. There are programs that are designed to impact each person based on their requirements. This individualized treatment is perfect for anyone who desires to lose weight and live a healthier life.

    Another benefit is that acupuncture for weight loss is not as dangerous as surgeries; it is healthier and more affordable. You also don’t have to pay so much money for the latest diet pills that may or may not work. This all natural approach strengthens your body so it can work properly.

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    Drawbacks

    Although the prices are not as bad as other methods, acupuncture for weight loss still does cost money. This tends to be considered a negative aspect. There is a way to minimize the amount of money you spend. By checking online you can find the most affordable acupuncturists to suit your health needs as well as your wallet.

    The other down side of acupuncture for weight loss is the commitment it takes. One or two sessions are not going to fix your problems. You need to take weight loss seriously like you would any other illness or disease.

    It takes a lot to fix a health problem; this should be realized early on. By maintaining a consistent treatment method you can make sure your body responds positively.

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    Disclaimer

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