Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution. Those of you who have set resolutions already have a pretty good idea about what is working or not working and what you need to do differently in 2015. Some of you might still feel inspired and invigorated by the New year but others already feel defeated. The good news is that Acupuncture and oriental medicine can help you reach your goal weight and maintain it by promoting better digestion, reducing appetite, improving and regulating metabolism, reducing stress and anxiety, balancing hormones, increasing motivation and eliminating food cravings.
According to Western perspective and research, Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have shown to have an effect on the function of the nervous system, endocrine system as well as the digestive system. Each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient.
Another way your Acupuncturist can help you achieve your weight loss goals is with the addition of lipotropic B vitamin injections. These injections combined with diet and exercise have incredible lasting results. Lipotropic injections are a concoction of essential amino acids choline, methionine and inositol combined with vitamins B6 and B12. This combination of amino acids and vitamins have many benefits for the body.
Methionine: lowers cholesterol and reduces fat in the body
Inositol: metabolizes fats and regulates serotonin and insulin in our bodies, increasing mood and decreasing hunger.
Choline: actively reduces fat in the liver and decreases chances of heart disease.
B6 and B12: added to elevate mood, increase energy and help with lipid metabolism.
Furthermore, homeopathic injections can also eliminate fat pockets in problem areas of your body and treat cellulite. It is administered via various microinjections containing various types of homeopathic medicines, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The injections are a great natural way of combating localized fat and are a safer alternative for individuals considering liposuction. The fat deposits are flushed from the body and do not reappear in other areas. The procedure increases the blood and lymphatic flow, therefore smoothing the skin surface and also reducing cellulite. The procedure is painless and the patient can walk out a few moments after treatment and go on with their daily activities. Results vary depending on body type and lifestyle. On average patients notice a visible difference after 3 to 6 sessions and gradually over a few weeks to months.
Oriental medicine and Acupuncture have powerful tools for healthy weight loss and maintenance. Every individual will have different steps to reach their resolutions, but all steps should be easy to start and to continue. The easiest way to make big changes is by consistently making small changes. Imagine how your New Year’s resolution will feel if you feel successful right away! Dream big; make big resolutions and move in small steps if you want to achieve them. Wishing all of you a Happy New Year! May you have a year full of health, happiness and successful resolutions.