Five Ways Acupuncture Can Help You Lose Weight

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Tuesday, 04 October 2011 22:36

Is It Possible to Lose Weight with Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine is comprised of 5 different modalities: is-it-possible-to-lose-weight-with-acupunctureacupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, exercise and nutrition.  While it is obvious to most Westerners that the last two are necessary components to any weight loss program, it is a surprise to many that acupuncture can facilitate weight loss.

Here is a brief list of the five most potent contributions acupuncture can make to any weight loss program.


  • Acupuncture treats addiction.  How many times have people said that they could lose weight only if they could stop eating sweets or starchy carbohydrates? Those people who find themselves addicted to particular foods or eating habits would greatly benefit from the holistic approach acupuncture provides for treating addiction.
There is a tremendous amount of new research highlighting the addictive nature of refined carbohydrates.  You have to be able to choose what to put in your body and not be a slave to it.
  • Acupuncture promotes detoxification.  Most people need to feel a marked improvement in order to stay focused on their weight loss goals.  If you do a series of acupuncture treatments targeting your body’s waste elimination systems and promoting the movement of residue, it can provide the kick-start many people need to maintain their motivation.
  • Acupuncture improves organ function.  Traditional Chinese medicine has a different take on what healthy organ function looks like, as compared to Western medicine.  Organs like the Spleen, Liver and Kidney are incredibly important to keep running optimally when promoting weight loss.  There are specific treatments designed to infuse these organs with energy so they will take on their responsibilities efficiently.  When the organs work properly, the body keeps itself in balance with ease and grace.
  • Acupuncture treats depression.  Like addiction, depression can cause tremendous strain on the body.  When a person is suffering with this disorder, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a normal weight or even make healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis. There are specific treatments designed to help elevate mood and address the root of the problem.
  • Acupuncture is a treatment designed for each individual.  No person is the same, so no weight loss program should be the same.  Every acupuncture treatment is designed for each person at the time they come in for a treatment.  While there are certain protocols that can be followed, it is most powerfully used when it is refined for the individual.

While many more reasons acupuncture, and the other aspects of traditional Chinese medicine, are helpful for weight loss, these five aspects are the most important.  It is always a good idea to get your support network in place when embarking on a new journey towards health and wellness.  In conjunction with diet, exercise and proper supplementation such as herbal slimming Tava Tea, acupuncture can help you achieve your goals and uncover a new version of yourself.

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In health and wellness,

Angela Rosen, LAc

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