If you struggle with your weight, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 30% of all U.S. adults meet the criteria for being obese.
Holistic Weight Loss Center ~ Long Island, NY
People seeking to address weight concerns are turning to acupuncture as a natural & effective way to approach weight loss.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) take a holistic, or whole body approach to health.
This ancient form of healthcare works to restore the balance and flow of the body’s Qi, or vital energy. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight, or find it difficult to lose weight, are numerous. The acupuncturists at Holistic Alternatives are well versed in uncovering the root causes or imbalances that have affected your weight.
We will also take into consideration other factors that may have led to weight gain, including your lifestyle, emotional, and mental well-being. By taking your whole self into account, you and your acupuncturist can get to the root of your health concerns, rather than just treating the symptom.
Acupuncture works to control weight on various levels:
Release Endorphins – With diet changes, many people experience cravings, which can lead to binge eating. Cravings in the body are often due to a lack of endorphins. Acupuncture can help to balance out the cravings by helping the body to release endorphins.
Reduce Stress – An increase in the “stress hormone” cortisol can alter metabolism. Through the release of endorphins, the “stress hormone” can also be neutralized.
Support Digestion – Acupuncture can support the body to generate an efficient digestive process.
Ways to support your path toward a happier, leaner you!
Exercise – is an important component of any weight loss program. Adding aerobic exercise, weight training, and other types of exercise to your daily routine will have a positive effect on your weight and general health.
Diet – is another important issue to consider. In general, a healthy diet is made up of unprocessed, organic foods, including a wide variety of whole grains and vegetables. Your acupuncturist may also offer nutritional counseling designed for your specific needs.
Stress relief – may also be a part of your treatment. By learning to lower stress and anxiety through techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, or gentle exercise, you may lose weight more easily, and possibly stop destructive habits such as overeating.
What will your acupuncturist do?
During your first visit, we will take an extensive health history and various exams. At the completion of your visit, your acupuncturist will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and an explanation of your treatment plan.
Your treatments will focus on correcting any underlying imbalances in your body, and will also help to support you in reaching your weight loss goals.
Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs. For example, restoring balance to the flow of Qi in the stomach can help promote good digestion and suppress an overactive appetite. Emotional issues, such as anxiety and stress, both of which can lead to overeating, can be addressed by balancing the Liver.
A partnership for better health.
It is important to remember that acupuncture is not a “quick fix.” By working with your acupuncturist, and committing to long-term goals, you will experience positive changes in your overall health, including maintaining a healthy body weight. In addition to acupuncture treatments, we may also recommend other lifestyle changes.
By working together with your practitioner, you can help your body regain its natural balance—and start taking steps toward true health and vitality.
Robert Lutz, L.Ac., LMT, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Healing Center for Body, Mind & Spirit
Contact Robert Lutz to schedule an appointment: (727) 266-3000.
TCM practitioner for over 20 yrs:
- Licensed Acupuncturist
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
- Reiki Master