As of 2023, weight problems continue to be a prevalent issue in many developed countries, including Canada. In fact, the number of Canadians who are overweight or obese has been steadily increasing. If you are struggling with weight loss, you may be interested in exploring alternative treatments such as acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow. Here are some ways that acupuncture at Urgent Care Chiropractic Centre can help you with your weight loss journey:

Reduces Cravings and Appetite

Acupuncture can help you overcome addictive overeating by manipulating the ear with fine needles. This has been shown to be effective in treating cravings and the addictive aspects of overeating. Additionally, acupuncture can reduce appetite in people with prediabetes. Studies have shown that combining acupuncture with lifestyle changes can result in significant weight loss.

Boosts Metabolism

Acupuncture can boost your metabolism, allowing your body to burn more fat even while eating the same amount of food. This means that you are using more energy and storing less fat, resulting in weight loss. With a faster metabolism, you may also feel more energized and motivated to engage in regular exercise.

Decreases Stress

Acupuncture can help reduce stress by toning down the body’s fight or flight response. This can lead to improved relaxation and better sleep quality. By decreasing stress, acupuncture can also reduce the release of cortisol, a stress hormone known to increase fat storage. Additionally, if you typically turn to food as a means of stress relief, acupuncture can help you avoid overeating.

Consult with a Registered Acupuncturist

To experience the benefits of acupuncture for weight loss, it is important to seek treatment from a registered acupuncturist who has experience and knowledge of the practice. At Urgent Care Chiropractic Centre, we have skilled practitioners who can provide acupuncture treatments in a safe and effective manner.

Incorporating acupuncture into your weight loss plan, along with healthy eating habits and regular exercise, can be an effective way to achieve a healthier life. Contact Urgent Care Chiropractic Centre today to learn more about how acupuncture can help you with your weight loss goals.