Acupuncture for Weight Loss in Baltimore, MD
Acupuncture and weight loss have a crucial connection with one another. Documented through centuries of study by Chinese physicians, imbalances in body's energy, or chi, lead to unhealthy side effects like weight gain , hormonal imbalances , food cravings and more.
Acupuncture targets blockages in the body's energy pathways (meridians), promoting weight loss, hormonal balance and wellness.
Enhance your weight-loss efforts with acupuncture. Contact our Baltimore acupuncture clinic today! Call (410) 204-2254 or contact Dr. Karen Clarke-Bennett online to learn more.
Can acupuncture help me lose weight?
Researchers have strong evidence that acupuncture can help people lose weight. Of course, any acupuncture treatment should be combined with a healthy or low-calorie diet and exercise, but more than one study has shown that men and women who have acupuncture while dieting lose more weight than those who don't.
How does acupuncture encourage weight loss?
Chinese medicine teaches that weight gain is caused by an imbalance in the operation of the body's liver and spleen. Trained acupuncturists will target these organs to stimulate their function. They may also stimulate the kidneys, endocrine system, thyroid, and ovaries to balance hormones , relieve water retention and more — all of which can help reduce cravings and improve how the body's systems work from day to day.
Ear stapling (auricular) acupuncture for weight loss
Chinese medicine teaches that the surface of the ear has a connection with nearly every part of the body. Ear stapling (auricular acupuncture) stimulates specific points on the ear to have a direct influence on your physical, mental and emotional health.
Ear stapling has been used for many years to treat smoking and drug addictions. Now, acupuncturists use ear stapling to control food cravings and weight gain as well.
If you are ready to try acupuncture, remember to approach it as a supportive treatment and not a primary source for weight loss. Acupuncture may reduce stress and anxiety — helping to reduce emotional eating and curb cravings — and support your weight-loss efforts.
For the best results, do research and find a qualified, trained acupuncturist. Here are a few tips to guide your decision:
- Get a recommendation from someone who has had acupuncture for reasons similar to your own.
- Chose an acupuncturist who is friendly and personable. He or she may be skilled enough but unfriendly or make you uncomfortable — look for someone else if this happens.
- Cost is also key. Acupuncture sessions can take many weeks to months and may cost several hundred dollars per session — make sure to find out up front what your chosen professional charges and make plans to work the cost into your budget.
To request information about acupuncture for weight loss, please contact our Baltimore acupuncture clinic today: Call (410) 204-2254 or contact Dr. Karen Clarke-Bennett online.
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