When thinking about how to lose weight, dieting and physical activity are the two things that come to mind. There are a handful of other weight loss methods available, ranging from completely natural to very unhealthy and possibly harmful. At our practice, we focus heavily on the most natural ways to treat your body, and patients always find it surprising that acupuncture and chiropractic care can help you lose weight.
Acupuncture and chiropractic care are both holistic, meaning they focus on the health and wellness of your entire body. This includes a balanced nervous system, immune system, improved metabolism, less stress, and better sleep. While these therapies alone cannot help you lose weight, they can be a useful tool and possibly expedite your journey.
Please keep reading to see how these two specialties can help you or a loved one lose weight.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture’s major focus is qi, the flow of energy through your body. Any injury, pain, or illness blocks that energy and acupuncture helps to unblock it and restore the natural flow. The energy flows through paths called meridians, all of which focus on different parts of your body. A point on your hand may focus on your heart health while a point on your foot may focus on your bladder health.
When seeking acupuncture for weight loss, the acupuncturist will focus on points that target stress relief, your digestion health, and anything else you and the acupuncturist conclude may help you in your weight loss journey.
Chiropractic for Weight Loss
Chiropractic care is well known for spinal pain relief and realignment, but there is actually something else happening in addition to moving bones and popping joints. When the spinal column is misaligned, the communication between the brain and body is hindered which negatively affects the nervous and metabolic systems. This hindered communication can slow down the bodies ability to lose weight
During a session, the chiropractor will examine the spinal column for any misalignments. These can interfere with the central nervous system, which can hinder communication between the body and the brain. As a result, many functions in the body may begin to decline, including the metabolic system and the body’s ability to burn fat. When adjustments are performed using manual manipulation techniques, the spine is brought back into its proper alignment and this vital communication can be restored.
Acupuncture and Chiropractic in Centennial, CO
If you are in the South Denver Metro Area, Centennial, or Castle Rock, visit our Centennial office for acupuncture and chiropractic care! We also offer massage therapy, pilates, and nutritional counseling. Contact us or request an appointment today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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