It seems the number of people struggling with their weight is forever increasing. More and more people face ongoing struggles trying to lose weight. This includes men and women of all ages, and even children.
Not surprisingly, the number of people ready to explore alternative weight loss strategies is increasing.
Some consider short term cleansing diets, stricter diet protocols, or more drastic measures, such as gastro-intestinal procedures.
Others look at alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, to help them shed the extra pounds (and ideally keep them off).
Unfortunately, many immediately will disregard acupuncture. However, there are also those who insist that acupuncture has many benefits to offer and that it has helped them to lose weight.
What Is Acupuncture?
So what exactly is acupuncture and can you use it to lose weight?
Acupuncture originated in ancient China and is part of a medical system commonly referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine or East Asian Medicine. Today, some form of East Asian Medicine is utilized in many countries around the globe.
Acupuncture is a process that includes the manipulation of very thin needles (acupuncture needles) inserted along certain points through a person’s skin.
Not to worry, “needles” is a strong term and might bring up visions of the needles used when you get a shot. But it’s nothing like that at all. Acupuncture needles are very, very fine and don’t hurt when inserted into the skin. [Read more…]