04. March 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture and Obesity in Bellmore · Categories: Acupuncture

For the obese person, the best way to lose weight is with acupuncture therapy.  Acupuncture in Bellmore is an ancient Chinese medical practice where needles are inserted in the skin around areas known as meridian points or acupuncture or just acu points.  These points are known in ancient traditional Chinese medicine as areas connecting the skin to the various organs in the body.

Meridians are networks that are spread throughout the body like veins, arteries and capillaries but instead of blood, meridians are the infrastructure systems used by chi, the Chinese word for vital energy or vital life, the life force energy that is responsible for the person’s growth, reproduction and vitality, to transport this energy all over the body.  Without chi, there is no life.

Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic science and it looks at the whole dimension of a person, the spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological aspects when treating diseases, sicknesses or ailments.  Acupuncture is one of the more popular forms of TCM and also the most effective for treating obesity.

Obesity can be caused by a number of factors; genetic predisposition, food addiction or emotional stress.  Acupuncture not only aims to treat the symptom of over weight but also the cause of the disorder.

Acupuncture works on obesity by first knowing the etiology of the disease.  Once known the acupuncturist determines the best treatment for the specific cause.  Usually, herbal medicine is also given to aid in the facilitation of treatment.  The organs which TCM usually indicates for eating disorders are in the kidney, liver and spleen.

The liver is usually the primary organ with chi stagnation because of emotional and other factors that cause overeating and the other aforementioned organs are affect by the chi imbalance in the liver.  The acupuncturist then locates the meridians that connect to the liver, kidneys and spleen.  Acupuncture needles are inserted into these areas to remove blockages of chi caused by environmental and psycho-emotional factors.

The ear is usually the area where the meridians connecting the 3 organs and the nervous system are located.  A needle is also introduced in the ear for the central nervous system to help release endorphins to fight the addiction or craving towards food.