Weight Loss

How can Acupuncture help Weight Loss?

Acupuncture can regulate metabolism by affecting the endocrine system and regulating blood sugar levels. Acupuncture can help increase metabolism by stimulating your endocrine system and thyroid.

Reducing Stress and Anxiety is important and Acupuncture can help by producing endorphins and dopamine, the natural pain killers. Reducing stress may reduce food cravings and anxiety related eating (comfort foods) and will improve your metabolism.

Reduces cravings for sweets and other food cravings. Regular acupuncture treatments can help reduce food cravings and other addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol. Acupuncture may help person's will power to stick with the weight loss plan.

Detoxifies the body of impurities. Acupuncture treatments for weight loss help to cleanse your system. Toxin built up over time will be released. Acupuncture may also reduce fatigue and release extra energy to exercises and burn those calories.

Acupuncture helps improve digestion. Digestive problem symptoms such as: bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea is all signs of poor digestive system. Acupuncture can help regulate and harmonize the digestive organs. Proper digestion strengthens your body and helps you get the nutrients you need from your food so you feel less hungry and more energized.


Some people hold more weight at different body areas. Those having more flesh or puffiness at the top, have more of a Lung imbalance.

If your lower body is fuller (waist and thighs) than you may have water retention and or what we call in Chinese Medicine "dampness". Dampness (puffiness, bearing down sensation) is usually due to Spleen malfunction. Water retention is usually due to improper Kidney functions (as Kidneys are responsible among many things for water metabolism). So the body will accumulate water in the lower part.