Acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose weight and maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. Weight loss is a multi-faceted problem, and a good program involves diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques. Acupuncture, acupressure and digestive aid exercises are useful tools in the battle with weight loss.


We know that acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. Also endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast- or in this case too slow-i.e., the metabolism and the will power.


Acupuncture is an ADJUNCT therapy. It is not a wonder cure in the treatment of weight control.
On the initial consultation the client's particular pattern of overeating and any real digestive difficulties are discussed.

SomNext, body points would be selected based on the diagnosis. The needles would be kept in place for around thirty to forty-five minutes. After the needles are removed, ear tacks with adhesive on them are often placed to continue the stimulation between treatments. When the patient feels an urge to eat, s/he applies mild pressure to the point or rubs it back and forth for about 20 seconds. This type of acupressure stimulates the point, causes a mild endorphin release, relaxes the patient and helps them to regain their willpower or resolve about resisting the temptation to eat.


The number of acupuncture treatments necessary depends on the patient's goals for losing weight, the speed at which they want to lose, and their commitment to keeping the weight off. For the average patient who wants to lose between five to ten kgs, one treatment every once or twice a week until they reach their goal is appropriate, and then a booster treatment once every two weeks is optimal. After a few booster treatments, the patient and practitioner will mutually decide when to terminate frequent treatments and then can aim to meet approximately four times a year.


Rates:

First appointment, diagnosis and treatment: 1.30 h. long, 70 € (* 60 €)

Follow-up sessions: 45 min., 55 € (* 50 €)

* Discount for residents.

Out-calls to your house or hotel: 100€

 

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