Acupuncture Services in London

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Lose weight with Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used safely to support a sensible weight loss programme alongside healthy eating and exercise. It can help to strengthen the digestive system and aims to reduce food cravings, often through the use of auricular (ear) acupuncture and body acupuncture points. A course of six weekly treatments is recommended.

Charlotte Steed, the founder of The London Acupuncture Space is a qualified nutritional therapist and will provide dietary guidelines as part of the consultation and may prescribe essential vitamins and minerals to accompany the acupuncture weight loss programme.

Factors such as PCOS, thyroid conditions, and a sedatory lifestyle factors may contribute to weight gain or weight loss and these will be addressed in your session.

 



Acupuncture for Weight Loss Research Studies

Acupuncture for weight loss is popular in China and there is an abundance of research that has been published on this topic:Acupuncture therapy of constitution-exogenous obesity in children May 1993, Gadzhiev A.A., Mugarab-Samedi V.V., Isaev I.I., Rafieva S.K., Probl Endokrinol.

Effect of acupuncture on weight loss evaluated by adrenal function, September 1993, Liu Z., Sun F., Li J., Wang Y., Hu K., Nanjing College of TCM.

Overeating: Treatment of Obesity and Anxiety by Auricular Acupuncture, an Analysis of 800 Cases, November 1996, A. Apostolopoulos, M. Karavi, Acupuncture in Medicine.

Stimulation of auricular acupuncture points in weight loss, July 1998, Richards D., Marley J., Department of General Practice, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The time-effect relationship of central action in acupuncture treatment for weight reduction, March 2000, Zhao M., Liu Z., Su J., Second Clinical College of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy.

Acupuncture And Obesity - Abraham C. Kuruvilla, MD, January 2003, Medical Acupuncture, Vol 14/2.

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss Case Study

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