Many Americans get frustrated with dieting because they
are unable to keep the weight off. They
lose some weight only to gain it right back. Several popular diets work
temporarily but fail because it is too difficult to stay on them. As a result,
these diets are not effective in achieving or maintaining an ideal weight in
the long run.
The addition of
acupuncture treatment to a sensible regimen of healthy eating and exercise is a
breakthrough in weight management. It is gaining popularity in the United States
because it enables an individual to lose weight gradually, keep it off, and
feel healthy. It is important to find a licensed acupuncturist that also has a
thorough knowledge of nutrition and specific exercises focused on burning
abdominal fat, increasing metabolic rate, and enhancing energy level. This
treatment combination will help individuals achieve their desired body weight
in a healthy and natural way.
acupuncture help with weight loss? Acupuncture has a powerful effect to curb
and control cravings. Many people have cravings for sweet, salty and fried
foods. These foods are unhealthy to the body and could lead to diabetes, high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and stroke. It is crucial to
control these cravings because it not only helps with weight loss but will also
prevent future disease.
also helps with stress and mood, which are known to be triggers of overeating
behaviors. Other benefits of acupuncture therapy include a better digestive
system, increased metabolism, a balanced central nervous system, a stronger
immune system, and a deeper sense of relaxation and general well-being. These
benefits are being validated through research conducted all over the
nutrition counseling will focus on making healthier food choices. Foods with
high water content are especially important because they have an impact on
satiety. These foods have larger volume but relatively fewer calories.
Individuals are able to eat enough food to feel full and still reduce their
total caloric intake. Foods naturally rich in water include fruits, vegetables,
low-fat milk, cooked grains, lean meats, poultry, fish and beans.
By staying on a
plan with healthy food choices, an individual can lose weight and look great. Change requires
commitment and encouragement. These changes in eating habits can help to maintain ideal body weight
for a lifetime.
Exercise is an
essential component to this approach and delivers countless benefits to one’s
general health. There are different forms of exercise that we incorporate into
our program, such as tai chi; qigong; yoga; Pilates; and cardiovascular,
strength and flexibility training. Each form of exercise has its own benefits,
but in this new approach, specific exercise techniques are emphasized to help
burn abdominal fat, speed up metabolic rate, and increase energy.
weight-loss regimen will help reshape your body into one that you will be proud
of. No more see-sawing between weight
gain and weight loss. The wonderful things you can achieve from this unique
program are a beautiful body, a relaxed mind, and optimal health.
Lorenzo Phan is a doctor of oriental medicine and
acupuncture physician, as well as the owner of the Acupuncture & Skin Care
Clinic, located at 725 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 15, in Ormond Beach. Phan
graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor of science in biochemistry.
He completed four years post-graduate training in acupuncture and herbal
medicine at American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Houston.
He’s a licensed massage therapist, certified neuromuscular therapist, certified
craniosacral therapist, an NAET (allergy) therapist, certified laser therapist
and an herbalist. For more information or to make an appointment, call
386-615-1203 or visit AcuBeautyTherapy.com.
~ Curbs food cravings
~ Increases metabolism
~ Strengthens the digestive system
~ Relieves stress and depression
the central nervous system
~ Increases blood circulation
~ Promotes a
stronger immune system
~ Prevents hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
~ Promotes general well-being