1. Increases metabolism
Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy. Our metabolism also influences how quickly we burn calories and store excess energy as fat, which in turn affects how easily we gain or lose weight. As we get older, our metabolic rate naturally slows down, making it harder to maintain a healthy weight. Acupuncture can help to stimulate and increase one’s metabolic rate. This helps to reduce the time taken to convert food into energy, allowing the body to use more fuel quickly and maximise the absorption of nutrients. This results in healthy weight loss.
2. Suppresses appetite
Acupuncture helps to regulate the body’s hormone levels, which naturally makes one feel less cravings. By lowering cravings, especially for fatty food, this can lead to weight loss as the individual is less likely to overeat, thereby consuming less calories in the process.
3. Regulates the body to a healthier state
Weight gain can be attributed to the imbalance of the liver, spleen, kidney, thyroid gland, and endocrine system, according to TCM. These organs regulate the absorption and excretion of fluids, minerals and nutrients in the body, and will cause over-absorption or under-excretion when they are out of balance. By stimulating and improving the flow of Qi (vital energy) in the body, Acupuncture clears the blockages of blood flow in the meridians of these digestive organs, leading to improved organ functions, and natural slimming and weight loss.
4. Dissolves saturated fats within the body
Weight gain can sometimes be attributed to an excess of saturated fats within the body. While saturated fats do have certain health benefits, an excessive buildup of saturated fat in the body has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood cholesterol, and obesity. Acupuncture can help to dissolve the saturated fat in your body through removing Qi energy blockages and boosting your metabolism, resulting in weight loss.
5. Reduces water retention
According to TCM, water retention can be attributed to poor circulation of your lymphatic system and excessive buildup of dampness, and can be a result of blockage of Qi (vital energy) or insufficient Qi (Qi deficiency) in the body. Acupuncture is able to clear these blockages and stimulate proper water circulation and flow, resulting in slimming and weight loss effects.
6. Achieve your natural body type
According to TCM, every person has a natural body type that they are born with. This is considered the most healthy and ideal body based on one’s distinct body constitution, and will differ from person to person. Through seeking slimming and weight loss effects with acupuncture and TCM, one is able to achieve this ideal body type without risking excessive weight loss, malnutrition, or being underweight. This is one of the most important reasons why TCM methods are touted as the best methods for slimming and weight loss in Singapore.