The Relevance of Acupuncture Overland Park to Losing Weight

Adding acupuncture Overland Park to your weight loss program can guarantee you an easy and effective way to rid of those unwanted weight. Here are some reasons why acupuncture is a very helpful therapy for losing weight:

  1. Acupuncture revitalizes the body enabling the body to enjoy better metabolism.
  2. It relaxes the mind and body thus relieving stress.  A relaxed mind and body makes for a better functioning body enabling it to better detoxify and metabolize.
  3. Acupuncture balances the functions of the body organs.  Bodily systems are regulated and normalized, particularly the endocrine system.
  4. The pancreas functions better with acupuncture balancing brain chemistry, and regulating cortisol and insulin production.
  5. The liver and kidneys are more energized allowing for better filtering and excretion of toxins.

Almost a third of Americans are obese and within the next five years, that is expected to increase to more than 40% of the population.  More than 20 million people Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes and 20 million more manifest pre-diabetes symptoms, which is one step away from acquiring diabetes. Most of these people (90%) do acquire diabetes later in life.
Almost three-fourths of diabetic cases attribute its diabetes disorder to excess weight. Besides diabetes, we can also add high cholesterol, which 65 million Americans suffer, low self-esteem, depression, gall bladder disorder, fatigue, hypertension, cancer, stroke and heart attack to the list of health problems to be gotten with obesity.

Studies done a few years back showed that patients who were morbidly obese and were diagnosed with cancer had mortality rates that were 52% higher for men and 62% for women compared to rates for men and women of average weight. The high body mass indexes (BMI) were connected to the mortality rates from cancers of the kidney, pancreas, liver, rectum, colon, esophagus and gallbladder for both men and women.  These studies are meant to show how losing weight is not only meant to look good but is a matter of living a healthy life or living and suffering from a litany of health disorders.

How does acupuncture work?  Acupuncture works by regulating body processes and organ functions particularly the endocrine system, kidneys, liver, stomach.  It also balances the physical and mental aspects of the person.  Physical and mental stress is greatly relieved and in its place, more energy in the body and a relaxed mind are enjoyed by the person to help him/her perform activities in a calm and tranquil state of mind.

For acupuncture treatment of obesity and food cravings, 5 sessions for 5 straight days for a week or two might suffice.  Those wishing to shed 5 to 10 pounds 2 sessions per week for 2 to 3 months are required for good results.  The acupuncturist after treatment may place ear tacks on the patient to allow the effect of the treatment to last longer and to help the patient fight the food cravings