Developing a Successful Weight Loss Programme
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Many of us struggle with shedding extra pounds and keeping them off. What is an approach that works?
I have found that a personalized approach using Ear/Body Acupuncture, nutritional & life style counseling, exercises to energize the body and maximize the absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, suppress the appetite, and reduce anxiety is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off.
You want to raise your metabolic rate which helps burn more calories and speeds up weight loss.
The number of acupuncture treatments depends on the patient's goals for losing weight, the speed at which they want to lose, and their commitment to keeping the weight off.
If the overeating is severe, I recommend a course of treatment that looks like this:
Week 1: 5 treatments over the course of 5 days
Week 2: 3 treatments over the course of 3 days
Week 3: 3 treatments over the course of 3 days
Week 4: 2 treatments over the course of 2 days
For the average patient who wants to lose between five to ten pounds, one treatment every three days or twice a week until they reach their goal is appropriate. A booster treatment once every two weeks is optimal. After a few booster treatments, the patient and practitioner will mutually decide when to terminate frequent treatments and then can aim to meet approximately four times a year at the change of seasons when energy levels are unstable and tonification and harmonizing of one's system is appropriate for everyone.