Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. The risk of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gallbladder disease, and some types of cancer are higher for overweight and obese individuals. Weight control treatment include diet therapy, behavioral treatment, pharmacotherapy, surgical procedures and acupuncture. The downside to anti-obesity medications and surgery is the potential for iatrogenic illness.
In addition, a World Health Organization report on acupuncture states that acupuncture demonstrates a therapeutic effect for the treatment of obesity.
Our recommended course of treatment.
The most effective course of treatment in acupuncture weight control is two or three times a week, the needling is administered every 3-5 days, with 30 days being one ‘complete’ course.
The initial consultation lasts 60 mins and the follow-up session last 45 mins. During the whole acupuncture process, rapid needle insertion is performed. Twisting, lifting, and manipulating acupuncture techniques are applied to elicit Deqi (which is your energy flowing). After the arrival of deqi, the needle retention time was 20 mins.
Nevertheless, everything must have perseverance and not overeating and drinking too much. Try to stay hydrated, reframe mentality and make a list of your priorities. As we all know, nothing is more important than health.