Can Acupuncture Help Me Lose Weight?

Q:
Can acupuncture help me lose weight?

A:
Acupuncture is based on needles. Sometimes it is an alternative therapy for weight loss.

Although there is relatively little scientific support for the theory that acupuncture can help losing weight, some studies suggest that acupuncture may be of some benefit.

How does acupuncture help weight loss?
The exact mechanism that works in the process is still unknown. Some possible reasons might be:

  • By simulating your hunger points, acupuncture makes you feel full and want food less.
  • It may help boost metabolism.
  • Specific stimulation may be effective in stress reduction.

What are the side effects of acupuncture?

The potential side effects of acupuncture include soreness, fatigue and muscle spasms.

Remember, always seek the advice of a doctor before beginning any acupuncture treatments for weight loss.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.