Manage your weight
It’s a vicious cycle. You resolve to eat right and hit the gym regularly, but you still aren’t losing weight. Or, maybe you’ve found a miracle diet that helps you lose a few pounds, but you gain the weight back as soon as you go back to eating normally.
There’s no doubt about it, losing weight and keeping it off can be a real struggle. There has to be a better way! In Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet and exercise aren’t the only important considerations when it comes to weight loss.
When it comes to Chinese medicine for weight loss, the first thing a Chinese medicine practitioner looks at is the health of your digestive system.
When the digestive system is not functioning correctly, it can lead to countless health problems, such as obesity, insomnia, and even fertility issues.
When you see a Chinese medicine practitioner, digestion is addressed first, before just about any other health concern.
If you’re not digesting your food correctly, you can’t assimilate nutrients or medicines effectively, so any changes you make are virtually useless.
Acupuncture & Digestion
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries as an effective way to treat everything from chronic pain and infertility to anxiety and depression.
According to some researches, acupuncture can also help to manage a wide variety of digestive issues. Some digestive problems that can be addressed with acupuncture include:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Heartburn and acid reflux
Our acupuncturist will often recommend a personalized treatment plan that incorporates herbs and supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, and acupuncture treatments to address underlying issues in the digestive system which could be contributing to your inability to manage your weight.
Although digestive health is crucial to weight loss, mental health also plays a big part.
Depression is a common cause of weight gain, as well as a side effect of being overweight. When you’re depressed, you tend to eat more and choose unhealthy foods.
To make matters worse, you’re a lot less active when you’re depressed.
Endorphins are the body’s “feel good hormones.” They help the body deal with pain and stress while boosting your mood and energy levels. Acupuncture treatments stimulate the release of endorphins, which is incredibly helpful when you’re trying to lose weight.
So many people eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise, but they still can’t seem to lose weight.
If you’re one of those people, Traditional Chinese Medicine may be able to help you lose weight by improving your gut health and digestive function.
A healthy gut is the secret, not only to losing weight but also to better overall health now and in the future.