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Acupuncture For Weight Loss In London
Acupuncture For Weight Loss Issues
There are many internal reasons which may make it difficult for us to lose weight. If we focus on becoming more healthy in our eating, exercise and general lifestyle habits then our efforts at losing weight, staying at a good weight for our height will be more holistic, and therefore more long-lasting and based on a positive aim rather than the short lived denial, which can easily slip into the binge, purging and fasting cycle.
Weight Loss Acupuncture - Eating Unconsciously
Food has become a pastime and a hobby rather than a simple necessity and pleasure. We crave sweet, rich, spicy, salty foods when our bodies sometimes need simple, home cooked foods. We live in a fast food culture where we may no longer sit at a table to eat our meals instead we "eat on the go" then have our supper in front of the TV or computer for what ever reason. Both these habits will weaken our digestive systems, therefore encourage us to eat unconsciously and therefore continue eating after we have had enough. Our stomach channel begins just below the eye so important it is to look at the food that we are eating, savouring it as we are eating.
Linking Eating, Emotions & Weight
However eating has become an emotionally charged activity with its expectations, judgements of the consequences of what we eat in terms of our weight. Emotional reasons can also make over-eating a habit and a comfort which helps and reassures us in our stressful lives.
Early Expectations, Beliefs
Anxiety about eating starts even before solid foods are introduced with the healthcare system of weighing our babies and then pinpointing their growth with a graph of "the national average". Once solid foods are introduced in our babies diet, they are often encouraged to finish the food on their plates. We are all born with the ability to know when we want to stop eating and if it is ignored, we may lose this innate ability. We sometimes act out our childhood issues through our relationship with food. At schools the obsession with our body size and the pressures it brings start increasingly younger. Teenagers crave the "ideal" body shape. Hence the huge increase in eating disorders.
How Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss
Acupuncture can help weight loss through re-balancing these excesses, relieving stress, anxiety and depression. In Chinese Medicine good health is based on internal balance on all levels – emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual. The organs which are especially important to healthy eating are the stomach and spleen, the liver and gall bladder and the Intestines.
Acupuncture & Our Internal Imbalances
There are hormonal conditions which may predispose us to eat more than we need. There are also different TCM syndromes which affect weight loss. We may not be able to lose weight as we eat too much due to an excess of heat in the stomach. This heat may have started in another organ and spread to the stomach and spleen. Acupuncture can help weight loss through re-balancing our organs so that we eat less. There is another common condition where our tissues are holding too much water so our bodies are swollen. This can also be helped with Acupuncture. By strengthening our digestive organs and speeding up our metabolism, our tissues will not hold onto this "damp" accumulation thus we feel lighter and move more quickly and energetically.
Weight Loss Acupuncture Principles Of Healthy Eating:
- Relax during meals slow down and take a few breaths before eating
- Chew well your food – well chewed food is more efficiently metabolised in the body
- Eat just enough but stop before you're bursting
- Limit your liquid intake with meals as this can dilute the digestive enzymes and leads to accumulation of damp
- Eat early in the day so that your body has time to digest the food before going to bed
- Eat fresh, quality foods (organic when possible) being higher in nutrients and lower in toxins