Acupuncture for Weight Loss – Acupuncture is a technique in which needles are inserted in the specific part of the skin aiming to reduce weight. The body sites where thin needles are inserted are called acupuncture points and they attempt to stimulate and change the neurophysiology of that acupuncture point. For weight loss, needle in inserted at the point that is directly linked to appetite. It impacts on metabolic function and forces it to consume body fat that results in the loss weight.
Types of Acupuncture
There are different types of acupuncture and all vary from one to another in the benefits and uses. Here are the few of the most common types.
Auricular Acupuncture: Ear is an important microsystem and its centric part of acupuncture is highly effective for weight loss. In this technique, the upper side of the ear is targeted and needles are inserted on the external surface of the ear.
Electroacupuncture: Needles are penetrated in the skin and pulsating electric current is stimulated in the skin. Electrical current plays an important role in tactile stimulation which fastens the speed of metabolism and helps to reduce weight.
Laser Acupuncture: In this technique, the low level laser is used instead of needles but it doesn’t heat up the skin and also known as a cold laser. The light penetrates the skin and alters the signalling within the body in order to reduce weight.
How Does it Help to Weight Loss ?
Nerves are present beneath the skin that changes the signalling of the brain and provokes hormones by impacting on autonomic nervous system. This alternation in the mind results in appetite reduction, activation of the autonomic nervous system, beta-endorphin modulation, reduction in food carving, and change in gut bacteria.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss : Benefits
- Adjunctive intervention slowly changes the physiology of the person
- Equally beneficial for chronic pain, fatigue, hypertension, and depression
- Minimum efforts are required for weight loss
- Free from side effects and non-pharmacological
Practitioner’s skills, stimulated site, the frequency of acupuncture, and cumulative time span are some factors which affect the efficiency of acupuncture and should always consider it before undergoing the therapy.