Patients seeking to lose weight must be ready for a process that requires dedication, discipline and hard work. For some patients, maintaining their fitness after weight loss may be as important as the weight loss process. It is discouraging for patients who have made significant progress in losing weight to gain weight again. Of course, there are precautions that can be taken with acupuncture, which we use to help our patients lose weight and maintain weight through acupuncture.
Why do we regain weight?
Some patients who successfully lose excess weight find it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss. Factors such as changes in metabolism, hormonal imbalances, stress, and the reemergence of unhealthy eating habits can cause recurrent weight gain. Patients who lose weight through various methods need to develop an effective strategy for healthy weight management.
How to Lose Weight and Control Weight with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine practice that aims to perform certain functions by stimulating certain points of the body with the help of thin needles. Although losing weight with acupuncture or maintaining the weight is not a solution on its own, it is possible to develop a healthy lifestyle thanks to acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment can help you with this.
Acupuncture therapy helps to regulate hunger and appetite effectively at specific acupunctural points. Appetite control is very important for weight management for patients who have frequent cravings.
Stress is a common factor that can cause weight regain in patients who have managed to lose weight. Acupuncture treatment stimulates the release of endorphins, which are naturally present in the body. This hormone helps a person feel better under stress. When patients' stress levels are controlled, it becomes easier to make healthy food choices.
Maintaining Hormonal Balance
Acupuncture balances the release of hormones such as insulin and peptin. In this way, the hormonal structure is regulated, and metabolic functions are supported for weight control.
Regulation of the Digestive System
With acupuncture, blood flow in the digestive organs is improved. Thus, digestive system problems such as bloating or constipation are eliminated, and their functions are normalized. Healthy functioning of the digestive system is one of the indispensable issues for weight control.
Increase in Energy Levels and Motivation
Some patients who receive slimming and weight control treatment with acupuncture experience a significant increase in energy and motivation at the end of the sessions. This positively affects patients' determination to maintain weight control and participate in physical activities regularly.
What Should Be Done After Weight Loss With Acupuncture?
Once the patients show their willpower and lose weight with acupuncture, they do not regain weight. Acupuncture treats according to the principle that various body systems work interconnectedly. Identifying the factors that cause weight gain after losing weight with acupuncture and taking precautions accordingly helps to maintain weight control.
What should be done after weight loss with acupuncture are:
- If there is a disease that causes weight gain, it should be treated.
- Proper portion control and a balanced diet should be followed.
- Regular physical activity and exercises should not be neglected.
- Stress management techniques should be applied and expert support should be obtained if necessary.
- Dietitian support should be obtained.
- Continuity of acupuncture sessions should be ensured under expert supervision.
It is very important that patients do not despair. Weight loss and weight control can be achieved with the help of a specialist acupuncture practitioner in your field. For this, you can also contact Dr. Muhsine Zeynep Yavuz’s Complementary Medicine and Medical Aesthetics Clinic in Istanbul for more detailed information on acupuncture and weight loss.