Have a consultation with an acupuncturist. They will do a thorough examination to figure out what points on your body need to be stimulated. When needles are inserted into certain points of the body, they restore underlying imbalances and replenish the flow of qi, or life energy, according to Our Program. The stagnation of qi in certain areas of the body can lead to weight gain.
Acupuncture may help curb your appetite, speed your metabolism, and maximize the absorption of nutrients.
In the West, we spend millions of dollars on diet and exercise programs. And the results usually don’t yield intended weight loss but rather short-term weight loss followed shortly by rebound weight gain.
Most of us struggle with weight regulation because much of our focus is solely on the amount of calories consumed and burned as though those are the only parameters considered for weight loss. However, we are missing a crucial piece that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers which is the element of how our bodies are functioning. A missing piece of the weight-loss equation has to do with energy. This is not the energy we traditionally think of as the energy we consume as food or the energy we expend through exercise. Rather, this is the energy that is responsible for our vitality, controls our body’s function and well-being. If that energy is strong and well-balanced, our ability to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight is tremendously enhanced.
TCM uses of acupuncture, herbs, diet, movement activities, and meditation. It views health as a matter of building up and conserving energy, when we have an abundant supply of qi flowing freely through the body, our internal organs and systems can function properly to keep us healthy.
So how does qi help with weight loss? In TCM, weight regulation is not solely about calorie intake and expenditure like previously mention. It really focuses on nourishing, fortifying, channeling and sustaining qi. All these actions of qi are what is responsible for raising your metabolism and helping you feel great!