With the New Years coming up, it is likely that you have weight loss as one of your resolutions. In fact, the day after New Years is known as the day most people sign up to the gym in order to get in shape. Most of the time this resolve wears off in a matter of weeks and many quit. They go back to living their unhealthy lives (“But I’ll start Monday”) until next the New Years when they will feel temporarily motivated once again. If this sounds like you, look into acupuncture to help you achive your weight loss and fitness goals.
Acupuncture For Exercise Injuries
Reports have showed that acupuncture is not only effective for motivation, but can also treat common injuries such as sprains in the shoulder, neck, wrist, knee, hip, and elbow as well as inflamed muscles and overall body strain.
Injuries and pain can certainly reduce motivation to exercise and clean up the diet.
Oriental medicine can both reduce pain and prevent the injury from developing further. Research has showed that acupuncture has aided in the healing process of sports injuries by decreasing pain and by increasing blood flow to and away from the injured area. This increases the speed of healing as well as lessens the effects of bruising or swelling. Acupuncture can also prevent further injury by strengthening the area around the injury. Even some professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff for emergency situations.
Acupuncture For Weight Loss
Back to the subject of weight loss, acupuncture and oriental medicine can help you reach your goal. These treatments can soothe the emotions such as the ones that promote giving in, reduce food cravings, increase the metabolic rate, and aid in the digestion process.
Weight loss acupuncture points involve both the liver and spleen, which are believed to be directly linked with weight loss. If there is an energy imbalance in either of these of these organs, then this will create dis-order that can cause the body to gain weight.
Studies have shown that acupuncture and oriental medicine affects the endocrine system, metabolism, digestive system, and nervous system. The benefits of optimizing these systems include increasing natural energy, decreased appetite, reduced stress, improving the absorption of nutrients, and boosting the metabolism.
In conclusion, Oriental medicine and acupuncture is an excellent adjunct to your fitness and weight loss plan.
If you are having trouble in your quest to shed those extra pounds, then acupuncture may be just what you need. To boost your energy, suppress your appetite, and lose that extra weight contact us to set up an appointment.