Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Natural Harmony’s ‘Acupuncture for Weight Loss’ program is tailor-made for each individual based on their constitution, health condition, lifestyle and motivation for losing weight.
There are three different components of the weight loss program: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Diet. The acupuncture element consists of short-term and long-term acupuncture therapy.
Mavis lost 10% of her weight and quarter of the waist size in 2 weeks. (* Results are varied from person to person)
“I visited my cousin who I hadn’t seen for 2 months, and she said ‘oh my god, are you going to give me all your clothes?”
How our acupuncture treatment works for weight loss:
The short-term acupuncture therapy consists of a two-week course of daily needle acupuncture applied to specific body areas in order to spike the body’s metabolism by stimulating the channel system and then increasing the metabolic rate significantly and rapidly. This procedure generates body heat which then burns the fat as an energy source, or body fuel. By keeping the caloric intake to a minimum in line with the Basic Metabolic Rate, the patient will start to lose weight.
This acupuncture program can be thought of as ‘tapping’ into the body’s un-burnt energy source and is traditionally known as a ‘Slow Burn.’ In contrast, an athlete’s way of training is a ‘fast burn’ as they are predominantly burning muscle for energy. When athletes cease training on a particular day, they stop burning this source of body fuel. However, with acupuncture treatment the body continues burning fat for the entire 24 hour period until the next visit.
This mechanism requires our acupuncture weight loss program to follow a strict timetable of treatment every 24 hours within the first two week period. This ensures the best outcomes by applying regular stimulation to the channel system and metabolism.
The long-term acupuncture therapy is also known as “implantation acupuncture” or “embedding acupuncture” and requires less frequent treatments, at intervals of a week, 10 days, a fortnight, or even a month. With the use of implantation acupuncture, we build on the results of the short-term acupuncture sessions and help the patient lose more weight.
One great advantage of acupuncture treatment for weight loss is that the application of needles to the skin around the areas where fat accumulates, such as the abdomen and buttocks, tightens the skin and restores its appearance, in contrast to the results achieved through exercise, which leave the skin saggy and unattractive.
How our herbal medicine works for weight loss:
Herbal medicine is used for detoxification of food retention and surplus body fluid, which are common reasons for excess weight in Chinese medicine. Each herbal prescription is made on the particular individual’s condition.
A fat belly (abdominal obesity) usually indicates food retention from improper diet or eating habits, while swollen or puffy legs (lower body oedema) are a sign of excess body fluid (occurring mostly in women). Because of the different causes of over-weight conditions, the treatment for individuals varies too.
In summary, acupuncture works to burn current and future fat, while herbal medicine clears the food and toxins accumulated in the past. These elements, combined with a light and nutritious diet will keep the metabolic rate spiked, reduce body fat and result in weight loss.