Acupuncture for weight management

At 23, I discovered Classical Five Element acupuncture after struggling as a teenager and in my early 20s with my own weight. I had been an emotional eater, that progressed to binge eating, which left me obese at times impacting my self-esteem.  I looked into treatment options, and tried many.  I came across Five Element Acupuncture for weight management.

Treatment initially lifted my flagging spirit and balanced the emotions that were driving my excessive food consumption. With regular acupuncture, I felt happier, healthier, and naturally started to seek out healthier food choices as my voracious appetite reduced.

Five Element Acupuncture has a unique spin on an individuals physical, mental and emotional makeup. There are treatments aimed at increasing aliveness and helping a person feel more lifted in their spirit. This is a great help when you’re not feeling good about yourself.

Acupuncture for weight management helps by addressing some underlying causes such as emotional eating, fatigue, poor digestion, hormones, poor diet and food cravings.

Emotional eating

Five Element theory states that we all have an emotional nature that is with us for life. Some of us are more prone to worry, other sadness, frustration or anxiety. Chronic illness, overwork, stressful life events, and poor diet can all disturb the balance of our emotional nature making them stronger and less within our control. A part of the treatment is aimed at balancing each individual’s emotional nature that might be driving excessive eating or poor food choices.

Fatigue and lack of motivation

Exercise is an essential part of any healthy weight loss plan. If you’re too tired or overwhelmed, it can be hard to prioritise. Carrying excess weight can make you feel lethargic as does eating too much or the wrong type of food. Classical Five Element acupuncture is able to improve your energy and stress levels before you lose any weight, making it easier to incorporate exercise as part of your routine.

Poor diet and food cravings

Our fast-paced lifestyle makes it too easy to make unhealthy choices. When we make poor choices consistently, weight can increase little by little over time. Treatment impacts every organ in your body creating a healthier body, mind and spirit and is detoxifying. This makes it easier to make healthier choices and you’re more likely to feel the impact of unhealthy choices, which helps drive change.

Hormonal imbalances

Hormonal issues such as blood sugar dysregulation, hypothyroidism, and adrenal fatigue can all impact the body’s tendency to store fat. Treatment improves your stress response, blood sugar, and generally helps balance hormones. These all help reduce excess appetite and cravings.

Slow digestion

A sluggish digestion can cause bloating and impacts how you look and feel. Treatment improves the function of the digestive tract from top to bottom and reducing excess abdominal bloating.

Classical Five Element acupuncture can support your weight loss journey by addressing some of the underlying reasons why you haven’t been able to do it yourself.

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With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.