Personalized Diagnosis & Body Analysis
An acupuncturist will begin with a thorough intake process that includes your medical history, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and potentially abdominal palpation. This comprehensive evaluation will help the acupuncturist determine which treatment would be best for your health. Using specialized questionnaires, we assess your condition level to establish a personalized treatment plan. Then, we analyze your body and fat condition using a body composition analyzer.
Full Body Acupuncture
Full body acupuncture inserts needles into specific points on the body to restore balance to your system. A harmonious flow of Qi in your body can improve its functioning, especially your digestion and metabolism. Acupuncture treatment may incorporate point combinations like the Four Gates and Four Doors to strengthen circulation of Qi throughout your body. By adding additional points to strengthen your spleen and stomach, acupuncture can balance your digestive system and improve your weight loss.
Auricular Acupuncture & Ear Seeds
Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a micro-system of acupuncture that uses small needles or seeds to stimulate points on the ear. Auricular acupuncture has been found to be very effective for weight loss. There are several protocols used, including the five point NADA protocol that is effective for various forms of addiction, including food addiction. Other acupuncture points can be added to enhance weight loss, reduce appetite, and balance the stomach, mouth, spleen & thyroid.
You may also have ear seeds placed over some ear acupuncture points at the end of the treatment, which enhance the effect of acupuncture for weight loss between treatments. These seeds allow you to squeeze and stimulate acupuncture points when you feel stressed or want to curb cravings for food.
Cupping & Heating Therapy
In cupping therapy, the acupuncturist places round cups directly onto the skin, which can be either heated with fire or manually pumped to create suction. Cups are generally applied to areas like the back, shoulders, stomach, or legs. These cups are left in place for several minutes. Cupping has been shown to be very effective in releasing toxins from body tissue and organs, dissolving body fats, and promoting circulation of energy and blood throughout the body.
Herbal medicine can enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments for weight loss. There are many formulas that can improve digestion, clear stomach heat, dissolve food stagnation, manage stress, and balance your body for improved functioning and metabolism. All of these actions can enhance your weight loss.