When combined with a reduced-calorie diet and a regular exercise regimen, acupuncture may be able to help you achieve your weight loss goals. While we need to conduct more research, the results so far are promising.
Reduce Your Stress Eating
Much of the time, people use food to comfort themselves in times of chronic stress. When our cortisol levels skyrocket, we are more prone to crave unhealthy foods and to eat them in large amounts. Acupuncture counteracts the effects of chronic stress and promotes relaxation by boosting the level of stress-busting hormones your body produces.
Boost Your Energy Levels
If you consistently lack the energy you need to engage in a weekly exercise routine, then this holistic treatment can help. Acupuncture works to unblock your Qi and improve the flow of energy throughout your body. In turn, you may experience less pain and inflammation, as well as an improved metabolism.
Decrease Hunger Hormone Levels
The existing research shows that acupuncture can decrease our body’s ghrelin levels and increase our leptin levels. Ghrelin and leptin are hormones that control our appetite—ghrelin works to increase your appetite when your stomach is empty and leptin works to decrease your appetite when you are full.
If you wish to complement your existing weight loss routine, schedule a consult with Dr. Padro today.