Traditional acupuncture is a system of healing that focuses on improving over all well-being. It is based on ancient chinese theories of the flow of qi (energy). Acupunture uses special needles to activate acupoints (specific points on the body), to stimulate and enhance the free flow of qi. regulating the energetic balance of the body.
Here at Holistic Health Norwest our acupuncturist has a special interest in facial rejuvination and weight control. You can find more information on cosmetic acupuncture on our side bar.
Acupuncture and weight loss
Acupuncture may help with weight loss as it has been shown to increase energy levels, providing motivation to exercise. It may also be useful if there is a metabolic condition that results in weight gain, and has been reported to increase the body's metabolism, reduce food cravings, and improve circulation all around the body. More specifically, acupuncture has been found to reduce both weight and cholestorol levels by mobilsing energy stores. Acupunture may also help to regulate sleep, and this is also beneficial for weight loss. This is because regular sleeping patterns sustain the body throughout the day, help to maintain a balanced lifestyle, and allow the metabolism to find a balanced and steady rhythym.
Acupuncture for children
Acupunture may help with the following issues:
- Sleep problems
- Reflux, nausea and stomach pain
- Bone and joint pain
- Asthma and allergies