5 WEEKS TO A HEALTHY YOU!
Are you ready to make a commitment to a new, healthier lifestyle? If you are truly ready to begin losing weight or have been trying with little results, we’d like to help. Acupuncture for weight loss is a safe, natural, and effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Our patients have been losing a considerable amount of weight. We have helped many of our patients reach their goals and we are confident that we can help you too.
This works! I have tried all kinds of diets that didn’t work because I was always hungry. Acupuncture curbed my appetite. I eat sensibly and control my portions and I am never hungry. I have consistently lost weight and inches since I started acupuncture. But the most amazing thing was that acupuncture cured my chocolate craving. I used to eat an 8 ounce bag of Hershey Kisses every day. I would panic if I didn’t have chocolate in the house. After my very first acupuncture treatment, I had no chocolate cravings. AMAZING! Thank you so much! ~ Carol
Aside from the health benefits of losing weight their is more good news. Acupuncture treatment may be covered by your insurance plan. Our friendly staff will verify your insurance coverage for you. So What are you waiting for? Dr. Dongfeng Zhou is currently running an acupuncture for weight loss special – 3 Acupuncture treatments for $180 (regularly $275); or 6 treatments for $330 (regularly $500). Her patients are losing weight! Call 954-586-2273 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with her and she’ll be happy to explain, in detail, how holistic weight loss works.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR WEIGHT LOSS – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Acupuncture for weight loss can be a very powerful adjunct to your weight loss program by addressing both the physiological and the psychological facets of weight loss. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs treat the physical, mental and emotional components to any disharmony (illness) in the body, and by doing that, help facilitate weight loss. You will meet weekly with your acupuncturist for body acupuncture, auricular ear acupuncture, nutritional support, Chinese herbs for weight loss, as well as motivation and support. Weekly weigh ins and adjustments to your nutritional plan are essential to this program.
From a TCM perspective, the acupuncture points and herbs that are chosen to assist with weight loss directly influence the Qi of the spleen and liver systems to treat the root imbalances that are causing the weight gain.
From a Western perspective, acupuncture and TCM have been shown to have an effect on the function of the nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, food cravings, and metabolism. All of these influences can help to energize the body, maximize the absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, suppress the appetite, and reduce anxiety.
There are several ways acupuncture for weight loss can benefit you:
Regulating Metabolism: Acupuncture helps to regulate your metabolism. A history of irregular eating, overeating and even thyroid dysfunction all contribute to a slow metabolism. Acupuncture can help to increase metabolism by stimulating the thyroid and endocrine glands as your body adjusts to the changes in your diet and exercise. Affecting the endocrine system also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Stop Food Cravings: Regular acupuncture treatments can help curb food cravings, just as it has been proven to help cravings for other addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol. Support from acupuncture helps to eliminate cravings and increases the will power to overcome them.
Benefit Digestion: Over time, things like crash diets, irregular eating habits and excessive greasy or fattening foods all take their toll on the digestion. Chronic symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea are all signs that the digestive system is out of balance. Acupuncture can help to harmonize the digestive organs so that you are symptom-free. Proper digestion ensures that you are getting the nutrients you need from your food so you feel less hungry.
Calming and Relaxing: When acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear it stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins have a calming and relaxing effect on the body. Naturally releasing endorphins makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety which can be triggers for emotional eating, overeating and bingeing on fattening foods.
Cleansing the Body: Acupuncture treatments for weight loss help to cleanse your system. Toxins that have been built up over time from excess weight and adipose tissue can cause symptoms such as fatigue, acne and depression. These can be relieved or eliminated with acupuncture, whether or not you are trying to lose weight.
It is important to keep in mind the benefits of having a trained professional to assist you during your weight loss process. It is helpful to have someone help monitor your symptoms during weight loss, and your acupuncturist (in conjunction with your certified clinical nutritionist) is someone who can help treat any adverse symptoms as your body’s natural rhythms are restored. Using acupuncture can be a wonderful way to assist you on your goals toward better health and losing weight. Together, you and your acupuncturist can help you set your weight loss goals and achieve them.
Over the years, especially into my 50’s, my weight steadily climbed. I would diet, lose 2 lbs., then gain 4lbs. back. I felt out of control. With the help of acupuncture I achieved a kick start to my metabolism and a balance to my body and mind. My cravings for sweet and salty foods had diminished. My 25 lb weight loss goal was met with out stress. Thank you! ~ Valerie O.
The road to a healthy and slim new you starts today! Call us for a free consultation at 954-586-2273. We proudly serve the communities of Margate, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Parkland and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
Ear Acupuncture for weight loss is an important and effective adjunct to our program. Many of the points from European and Chinese Ear Acupuncture systems that are important for weight loss treatments are:
- Mouth Point- for the impulsive eater
- Stomach Point- for those who eat even after they’re full or who have digestive disturbances
- Appetite Control Point – The Hunger Point – for general appetite control
- Shenmen – a calming point to reduce anxiety, anger, and frustration
- Endocrine Point – for water retention
- Adrenal Point – if weight gain is due to menopause or P.M.S.
- Spleen Point – for sugar imbalances and hormonal disturbances
- Kidney Point – for water retention, and nervous system and hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid Point – for slow metabolism
We incorporate Ear Acupuncture into your weight loss program by taping (with clear tape) tiny little metallic balls on specific points (outlined above) after every acupuncture treatment. (Don’t worry, know one will notice them !) They are very tiny. You will leave these metallic balls on your ears until the day before your next visit, when you will peel them off so we can put new ones on the next day. They rarely come off in the shower and are perfectly safe to keep placed on the ear throughout the week. These metal balls will help curb your appetite, strengthen your digestion, and regulate your metabolism.
THE RESEARCH SUPPORTS ITS EFFICACY
A growing body of research supports the use of acupuncture for weight loss:
- A 2003 study published in The Journal of Medical Acupuncture found that participants receiving acupuncture lost more than three times more weight than the control group.
- In a study conducted by the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1998, 95 percent of the participants receiving electro-stimulation on acupuncture points reported appetite suppression. The results showed that the acupuncture group was more likely to experience a reduced appetite and to lose weight than the control group.
- In a recent study, 20 women between the ages of 22 and 42, all with a Body Mass Index higher than 27, were divided into two groups. The women who followed a regimen of a 2,000-calorie per day diet, daily exercise, and weekly ear acupuncture treatments lost on average more than twice as much weight as those who only dieted and exercised, even if they did not comply exactly with the treatment plan.
CHINESE HERBS HELP FACILITATE WEIGHT LOSS
Chinese Herbs for weight loss taken on a daily basis continue working on the digestive system. They help to balance and strengthen the digestive organs. This in turn helps metabolism, appetite and unhealthy food cravings. They also work to help increase your energy levels and help reduce water retention. The Chinese herbal formulas we use are safe, non toxic to the body and won’t interfere with any medications you are currently taking. The Chinese herbs work synergistically with your acupuncture treatments to facilitate weight loss. It is important to take them daily as directed by your acupuncturist.
Learn more about how acupuncture works at the Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture section, or call 954-586-2273 for a Free Consultation.
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