Weight Loss With Covent Garden Acupuncture

 

Are you struggling to lose weight? Covent Garden Acupuncture offer treatment to assist you with your weight loss plan.

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control. After an eight week treatment programme the participants body weight decreased by an average of 2.47 kg.

The participants were randomly assigned to two groups for the controlled trial: the "real acupuncture group" and the "sham acupuncture group". Each participant underwent a total of 16 sessions of acupuncture treatment over eight weeks. During each session points were selected on the abdomen and limbs. The participants also received auricular acupressure by placing ear seeds on auricular points of Hunger, Shen men, Spleen and Stomach. According to the Chinese medicine perspective, these acupoints can restore and harmonise the flow of energy in the intestines as well as transform body fluid and expel phlegm.The mechanism of acupuncture may be that the stimulation to the serotonin and beta endorphin will suppress appetite and increase lipolysis activity, resulting in weight loss. 

Is acupuncture right for you? Just ask us. We offer a no-obligation chat to talk through your options and discuss your needs. We can then work with you to improve your sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle can assist in a weight loss programme. Lasting weight loss is a challenge, and anyone offering major results with no effort should be avoided. 


 

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