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In the past 20 years, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than a third of Americans are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which works out to more than 78 million people. Many obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer are the leading causes of preventable deaths. Reducing weight quickly, safely and effectively reduces your risk for developing many of these life-threatening conditions but losing weight is not always easy. Fortunately, our professionals at Peter Lok Acupuncture in Las Vegas can perform acupuncture to help you shed pounds easier and faster than with diet and exercise alone.
Acupuncture is a holistic, natural treatment that safely and effectively treats a variety of conditions. It involves the insertion of several ultra-thin needles into strategic points on the skin. The practice of acupuncture is thousands of years old but even though it is among the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture remains a viable treatment choice today. The treatment is safe, effective, produces very few side effects, and does not cause pain. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the healing powers of acupuncture, which is rising in popularity in the United States.
News that acupuncture can help with weight loss could not come at a better time. Obesity rates continue to rise as people desperately search for solutions to the crisis. Fortunately, science shows acupuncture can help stem obesity.
The science is clear: acupuncture helps you lose weight. A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience shows that acupuncture “is effective in procuring weight loss” and details exactly how the ancient art works to reduce weight.
According to the study, acupuncture affects appetite, the rate at which food moves through the digestive tract and metabolism. Acupuncture also addresses emotional factors that can lead to weight gain, especially stress.
Acupuncture increases activity in the hypothalamus, the part of your brain that controls hunger. Acupuncture also increases the levels of enkephalin, beta endorphin, and serotonin – natural substances that make you feel happy and relaxed – in your blood and brain tissue. Serotonin enhances intestinal mobility, meaning acupuncture helps food move through your digestive tract before your body has time to absorb calories. Acupuncture also increases muscle tone in your digestive tract so your stomach does not stretch out when you eat, leaving you feeling satisfied after even small meals.
Acupuncture works in other ways to help you lose weight and prevent weight gain. This approach boosts your metabolism in a way that enhances how your body burns calories.
Peter Lok Acupuncture provides acupuncture treatments that help you lose weight faster and easier than with just diet and exercise alone. Our professionals at Peter Lok Acupuncture have seen firsthand the incredible effect acupuncture has on obesity and we want everyone to lose weight and be healthy..
Make an appointment with Peter Lok Acupuncture in Las Vegas and start losing weight. Call us today at 702-732-0178.