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Weight Loss

Weight gain, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is caused by body imbalance. That imbalance, according to ancient teachings, can be caused by a malfunctioning: liver, spleen, kidney, thyroid gland and endocrine system, these areas will be focused on in the treatments. The ear is another area that acupuncture practitioners target for weight loss, food cravings can be controlled by manipulating points on the ear. (Wang, 2022)


Advocates of acupuncture for weight loss posit that acupuncture can stimulate the body’s energy flow (chi) to affect factors that can reduce or reverse obesity such as:


  • increasing metabolism

  • reducing appetite

  • lowering stress

  • affecting the part of the brain that feels hunger

  • Weight gain, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is caused by body imbalance. That imbalance, according to ancient teachings, can be caused by a malfunctioning:


  • liver

  • spleen

  • kidney

  • thyroid gland

  • endocrine system


References

Wang, D., 2022. How Acupuncture Can Promote Your Overall Health and Wellbeing This Year. [online] Blog.nuhs.edu. Available at:





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