Weight loss is a concern for many people, and something that can be difficult to achieve long term results. Acupuncture is one form of treatment that can assist you to reach your weight loss goals. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture views weight gain as an imbalance of qi causing malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. Acupuncture can help improve the vital role of these organs while helping increase function of the nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, and of course metabolism. Combined with exercise and proper nutrition it can help to energise the body, maximise the absorption of nutrients by increasing metabolism, regulate elimination, suppress the appetite and cravings, increase motivation and reduce anxiety and stress.
A growing body of research supports the use of acupuncture in weight loss. A 2003 study published in The Journal of Medical Acupuncture found that participants receiving acupuncture lost more than three times more weight than the control group.
Hinterland Physio’s Acupuncturist Anna-Jeanne Day says “It is important to understand that not everyone gains weight for the same reasons, which is why the beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient.” Specific acupuncture points on the body will be chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and Qi (stimulating the metabolism) and calming the nervous system. Different acupuncture points may be chosen for each treatment as different symptoms arise. For instance, if you are experiencing a desire to overeat related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) one week, then that can be addressed at that week’s appointment. Acupuncture sessions combine body and ear points over a series of 10 sessions.
In the struggle to eat less and expend more energy, you may find that acupuncture is just what was needed. Give Acupuncture at Hinterland Physio a try and you will be amazed at the many benefits it can provide. Best of all acupuncture is covered under most health funds. Visit to make an appointment at 33 Off Street, Gladstone or telephone (07) 4972 5155. To make an appointment in Biloela please contact (07) 4992 5037.