As we move into the holiday season, we are reminded that many edible temptations await which challenge our ability to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Hilary Lai of Benefit Acupuncture in Colleyville, Texas suggests that acupuncture treatment can help one lose and manage weight. “Acupuncture can help with weight loss by balancing emotions, increasing metabolism and regulating the digestive system”, says Lai. “Unwanted weight gain is often due to hormone imbalance, energy blockage, and poor digestion. When there are existing energy imbalance and blockages, the body cannot process consumed foods and nutrients properly, it can result in unwanted weight gain or health disorders. Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing that can activate the body’s own ability to heal by regulating energy circulation throughout the body to ensure a free-flow of energy.”
So, how does acupuncture work? Dr. Lai says that during an acupuncture session, acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy. The insertion of a needle elicits a physiological effect that promotes blood flow and energy circulation to flush out the waste and toxics from the body. She suggests that acupuncture enhances the body’s recuperative power, immunity, physical and emotional health, and benefit weight management in a positive way.
“Ear acupuncture is also a well known approach to weight loss. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is a microcosm of the whole body. All signals induced by ear acupuncture travel through a specific part of the brain, the diencephalon, to command corresponding body parts. The body strictly obeys these commands because they come straight from the brain. Ear acupuncture takes advantage of the body’s own control center, the brain, to effectively regulate the body and internal organs. Ear acupuncture can help reduce anxiety and calm nervous system, regulate metabolism and hormone imbalances, and reduce food cravings. It is commonly used to help with weight management, addictions, smoking cessation, stress, and pain syndromes.” (Dr. Hilary Lai)
Dr. Lai advocates for acupuncture and Chinese medicine as profound healing alternatives to treat the cause of illness, not just the symptoms. It promotes weight loss by regulating and balancing the body in a holistic way. Other than weight management, acupuncture can benefit other health disorders ranging from pain, allergies to chronic illness, stroke rehabilitation, infertility, and weight loss.
Hilary Lai, L.Ac., Ph.D., is the owner and medical professional of Benefit Acupuncture, 5200 Colleyville Blvd. Suite E, Colleyville Texas. For more information, call 817-520-5333, visit www.benefitacu.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.