Acupuncture is a popular method used in losing weight and body weight management.
Weight loss is achieved through diet and proper nutritional behavior and activity. Body weight management (appetite, anorexia, bulimia, craving for sweets) is based on primordial structures of the nervous system, linked with survival, associated with the centers of reward and satisfaction in the brain. Successful weight loss efforts are helped by the support of these cerebral structures.
The benefits expected to be obtained by acupuncture focus on the following:
- Reduction of cravings
- Satiety comes faster (one is satisfied with what one eats)
- Diet-related stress is better managed, making it easier to stick to the diet
Several types of acupuncture (body acupuncture, ear acupuncture, electroacupuncture) are used depending on the needs of the individual and the effort each person make.