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Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the use of thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body, which helps to restore balance and health. Although Acupuncture is well-known for its therapeutic benefits, many individuals would be surprised to find out that it can also be used for slimming and weight loss as well. This effect comes about from the stimulation of your digestive (and drainage) system from acupuncture needles.

At Sin Kang TCM clinic, our physicians have over 20 years of experience in TCM and can help diagnose as well as resolve your weight management issues. Combine Acupuncture with our herbal medicine and weight management products to achieve and maintain the weight loss you always wanted. Find out more about our TCM slimming services in Singapore.

Benefits of Acupuncture For Slimming & Weight Loss

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.

How can Acupuncture help with Weight Loss?

Acupuncture can help with weight loss and slimming in various ways including improving poor digestion, regulating a healthy appetite, stimulating metabolism rate, and reducing water retention to improve your body’s appearance.

How is Acupuncture different from other types of Weight Loss?

Acupuncture for weight loss sessions conducted by Sin Kang TCM are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices and therapies. Compared to other types of weight loss methods such as dieting or exercise, we take a more holistic approach that seeks to restore balance to your body. This may include examining your diet to include more TCM foods that can help with slimming or weight loss, and performing Acupuncture treatments to target specific Qi flows within your body.

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FAQs about Weight Loss Acupuncture

Does Acupuncture for weight loss have side effects?

Potential side effects of Acupuncture for weight loss or slimming are similar to those of a regular Acupuncture session such as soreness, bruising, dizziness, skin rashes, or (very rarely) light bleeding from where the Acupuncture needles have been placed. When performed by a skilled and professional therapist or physician in a safe and hygienic environment, the risk of these side effects is minimised.

One should note that one might potentially experience diarrhoea after Acupuncture for weight loss, which is normal as this is the body’s natural reaction to expel excess dampness.

What should I know before my Acupuncture for weight loss session?

Chinese Acupuncture for slimming or weight loss is not necessarily suitable for everyone. If you are on blood thinners, medication with blood thinning effects, or have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, you should not go for any Acupuncture treatments. Pregnant individuals should also avoid Acupuncture treatments where the needles are inserted around the abdomen as the stimulation of meridian points or clearing of Qi flow within the body could result in harm to the fetus.

How many times should I go for Acupuncture for weight loss before I see any effects?

The frequency and number of sessions needed to see any effects differs from person to person, as TCM is a highly individualised treatment based on your own body’s condition. If you are intending to use Acupuncture as a long-term slimming or weight loss management solution, you may need more regular treatment over time. Our physicians and therapists will discuss your weight loss goals and objectives when you visit our clinic for an initial consult before recommending an Acupuncture treatment schedule.

Based on our past experience, most patients see a result within the next few days following the first session. We advise patients to come for at least four to six sessions to see prolonged results.

Why choose Sin Kang TCM for Acupuncture for weight loss and slimming treatments?

Sin Kang TCM has been a provider of affordable and holistic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments in Singapore for over 20 years. Our treatments are crafted through combining traditional TCM ingredients and methods and modern medical advancements, and our Acupuncture for weight loss treatments are no different.

With more than 20 TCM Practitioners Board certified physicians and therapists on our team, we are able to draw on a wealth of experience to craft a tailored and personalised treatment regimen for you. Our treatment recommendations are always specific to the individual and take into consideration your body’s needs and conditions so that we can help you achieve your weight loss and slimming goals.

Book an appointment with us to find out more about our other different weight management programmes in Singapore, such as Lymphatic Drainage and Cupping.