What is it to be Overweight?

Overweight is generally described by body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a value derived from weight and height of an individual; the weight divided by the square of the height. Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 or more, thus it includes pre-obesity defined as a BMI between 25 and 30 and obesity as defined by a BMI of 30 or more.

Many individuals struggle with losing weight and or maintaining their optimal weight. An estimated 32.7 percent of U.S. adults 20 years and older are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Overweight can lead to

  • Obesety
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture can help you to lose weight, when incorporated into a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes diet and exercise. Your first acupuncture treatment will include a free consultation. Your acupuncture physician will assess your diet and eating patterns and any existing health conditions you may have. Triggers such as stress or anxiety, which can cause overeating and binge eating, will need to be addressed. Acupuncture for weight loss works by stimulating the body's digestive function. Improving its natural ability to separate the clean from the turbid. This will help to increase the body's ability to extract vital nutrients from food to give you energy. While it teaches the body to recognize waste products and eliminate them more efficiently, as opposed to storing them as fat. These two mechanisms working at their most optimal level enhance metabolic function.

Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine

In Western Medicine it is common for people to use over the counter fat burning products, or extreme surgical procedures such as tummy tucks. Many of these over the counter products can be quite addictive. These treatments are not necessary the most effective, in some cases people tend to regain the weight lost, in other cases they gain more weight within a few months.

In addition to strengthening digestive and metabolic function, we show people how to improve or change their lifestyle in a way that can keep the ideal body weight. Acupuncture has no adverse side effects or addictive stimulants. During treatment, ear acupoints are stimulated, which improve digestion and absorption, as well as aiding the body to combat weight gain by eliminating waste products. Ear acupoints also aid in managing food addictions, compulsive eating, and snacking.