Weight loss can be a difficult process for many. It is not as simple as just eating less and exercising more. There are many metabolic processes that if not regulated can disrupt the digestion and assimilation of food.
The human body is designed to hold onto excess calories in the form of fat for periods of famine. When the body doesn’t get the nourishment it needs, it will store excess reserves in the form of adipose tissue (fat). In today’s modern world, there is plenty of food, but much of the food is void of the proper nutrients our body needs to flourish. This can trigger the body to hold on to extra weight, despite how much we are eating.
Another key component of weight loss is stress levels. When stress is high, certain biological processes that metabolize food begin to slow down or not function at all.
Also, when we are stressed, it can reduce our ability to plan and make the right choices about what we eat.
Stress can also influence us to ‘stress-eat’. High sugar and salty foods can feel like they are reducing the stress, but it is only temporary and can actually lead to more stress, blood sugar crashes, and other health problems down the road.
It is common for someone in constant states of high stress to sleep less, and not sleep well. Poor sleep has a detrimental effect on weight and proper metabolism.
Fortunately, there is a solution for all of this to help assist with weight loss. Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine, nutritional support, exercise, stress reduction, a positive mindset and proper sleep help to maintain a healthy body weight.
Many studies have shown that acupuncture regulates the nervous system to promote stress reduction and improve sleep quality. This in turn helps the body to metabolize food properly and reduces the cravings for unhealthy foods.
Check our blog on nutrition to get some good ideas about how to eat well to nourish your body.
Acupuncture is an excellent addition to the other methods to lose weight, and it can help you to become more healthy, happy, and productive.
Call our clinic today to request your free consultation to learn about using acupuncture for weight loss!