Because of the pervasive reach of the US mainstream media we tend to associate obesity as a uniquely US problem; however, the World Health Organization states that obesity is actually a worldwide problem. Obesity and being overweight are two different things although all obese persons are overweight while people who are overweight are not all necessarily obese. Obesity is more or less associated with excessive fat in the body while being overweight may mean that you have large muscles that cause your extra weight. Obesity is often caused by love for junk foods and lack of exercise. Both adults and children can suffer from this condition.
Here are some vital information regarding obesity:
- More than 290,000 die each year from obesity related problems in the United States.
- Obesity actually comes second to tobacco-related deaths as a cause of mortality in males in the United States.
- US citizens spend more than $45 billion each year just to get rid of their excess weight.
Some of the natural and most popular ways to lose weight are in diet crashing, acupuncture, regular exercises and even meditation (in the form of yoga). Since its beginnings thousands of years ago, acupuncture has been used by people across time to help them lose weight. Today it is one of the more popularly used alternative weight loss treatments in the world. Acupuncture Bellmore for the treatment of excess weight helps stop the weight gain and assists the person to counter the factors that causes a person to gain too much weight.
Introduced in the US in the 1970’s as a way to treat pain, acupuncture has come a long way to merely being used as a pain reliever; it is now used as treatment for dozens of health conditions including excess weight. Other maladies that acupuncture is known to be effective are drug addiction, depression, insomnia, nausea and anxiety.
Acupuncturists believe that the human body has around 2000 so called acupuncture points scattered around it. Each point associates to specific healing qualities. Certain acupuncture points are for the treatment of excess weight and for detoxification oftentimes done once a year for some acupuncture adherents. The major organs that are treated by auricular acupuncture, which is the procedure commonly used for weight loss therapy are the liver, nervous system, lungs and kidneys.
All kinds of acupuncture treatment should only be performed by a licensed and qualified acupuncturist. The health of your body is involved and you do not want it to be handled by an unqualified practitioner. Doing so may lead to complications, injuries and infection during the procedure. When performed by a truly licensed acupuncturist, weight loss treatment with acupuncture guarantees that those unwanted and unhealthy fats in your body will be removed.