How Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss
Weight gain is a common problem faced by many. Increase in weight can lead to additional health problems down the road including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension just to name a few. Unfortunately, there is no magic little pill that allows you to safely lose weight. However, the use of acupuncture, in addition to eating well and exercise may boost the effects of weight loss.
Acupuncture has been shown to be a great aid in weight loss programs. Studies show that in obese patients, acupuncture had a positive effect on the insulin, leptin, ghrelin, and CCK (cholecystokinin) levels. These hormones are used in controlling the body’s blood sugar and hunger mechanism. After 5 weeks of receiving acupuncture, the women in the study had a reduction in weight loss averaging more than 6 pounds. The weight loss also resulted in an improved body mass index score. It is this information that makes acupuncture a great addition to your diet and exercises program. Below is some additional information on acupuncture and weight loss. To schedule an appointment call Natural Health Chiropractic at (480) 222-2129