If you want to keep your appetite under control, improve your digestion, and enhance your overall health, acupuncture is the answer!
Metabolism is a key factor in weight control. Boosting the metabolism is the goal of those concerned about their weight everywhere. How quickly your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism, others do not. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, the metabolism slows steadily after age 40.
Weight gain is often the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the hypothalamus, the regulating center of the brain. Your body is a finely tuned instrument, and the hypothalamus is the body’s dispatch center that regulates hormones and neurochemicals, and helps to control body temperature, circadian rhythm, thirst and hunger. Acupuncture brings this energy back into balance.
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.
In addition, acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.
Bonus: Acupuncture treatments release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect. It makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating fattening foods.
Those endorphins also affect the digestive and hormonal systems. Acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast, or in this case too slow; specifically your metabolism and will power. If lack of energy is an issue, acupuncture treatments will give that a boost, too!
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