Can Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

If you’re trying to lose weight, acupuncture—a needle-based alternative therapy—may help contribute to your weight loss success. Practiced in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the body’s flow of energy (“chi”) and may improve several factors known to contribute to weight gain and obesity.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice of placing thin, flexible needles into the body at specific points. Used for more than 2,500 years, this therapeutic modality has become more popular in North America in recent years and is now recognized as a safe and effective treatment for a myriad of health concerns, including aiding in weight loss. 

Traditionally, acupuncture has been thought to regulate the flow of qi/chi (energy) in the body, and help bring the body back into balance, which is why it is helpful for everything from migraines and infertility, to pain management and weight loss.

Excerpted from Very Well Health

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