Lose Weight With Help from Acupuncture

We have many options to discuss in reaching what you feel is best to achieve your weight loss goal.  We have had success with all modalities offered for weight loss: acupuncture, ear seeds, cupping therapy, detox, nutrition.  Let’s discuss what plan is right for you!

Cupping Therapy:

Helps promote weight loss and full-body toning by stimulating acupuncture points and running them along the lymphatic lines.  These acupuncture points provide your circulatory system with the energy it needs to metabolize body fat, including the fat in your problem areas and the fat around your internal organs. The suction helps reach the fat located in the deeper level and separate it from the fibers.  It liquifies it and all the waste is flushed through your lymphatic system. A more efficient circulation can facilitiate the removal of toxins and excess water that are causing or increasing your weight problems. 


Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific body points or “energy pathways.” The inserted needles act to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. This can create a calming, relaxing effect, which counteracts the need for excessive eating brought about by increased stress, frustration or anxiety. In this respect, acupuncture can calm those so afflicted and help them lose weight without resorting to drugs.

Ear seeds:

According to traditional Chinese medicine, different areas of our ears correspond to different organs and systems within the body.  When you stimulate a point, the smooth and abundant flow of qi or vital life energy returns and can treat ailments in the related organ or area allowing healing to take place. The ear seeds are tiny seeds of the vaccaria plant that are stuck onto key points on the ear using adhesive tape. Ear seeds can be left on for up to five days.

If you’re suffering from addiction, cravings or unwanted habits, acupressure using ear seeds might be for you. Pressing on the seeds stimulates the related point and might be able to help you reduce cravings when they arise. It can offer gentle support for your weight loss or smoking cessation efforts and help you fight addictions.

Acupuncture Can Help You Kick the Habit

Acupuncture can be very effective to help you stop smoking. Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings for a long time. Many people have had success and now research is supporting these claims. Some studies say that the effect can last up to 5 years!

Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking and millions try to quit every year. If you have attempted to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be. Nicotine is a powerful addiction. In fact, research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.

It is estimated that most smokers will attempt to quit two or three times or more before finally kicking the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking have failed, smokers often look outside mainstream approaches and turn to alternative medicine.

How does acupuncture help break the habit?

Acupuncture can reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms like irritability, jitters, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. In addition, herbs or supplements are also used in controlling cravings or minimize withdrawal symptoms. We will discuss ways you can change your lifestyle and habits to help you successfully break the habit. Acupuncture is successful with smoking cessation and has turned a growing number of cigarette smokers into permanent ex-smokers. 

Typical treatments last from five to 30 minutes with patient being treated one or two times a week. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic symptoms often require multiple treatments. Treatments take all of your symptoms into account and aim at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health.

The acupuncture needles are hair-thin.  They are superficially inserted into various points in the ears and body to assist with smoking cessation.  In between treatments, small ear seeds are often taped to the acupuncture points on the ear. When a cigarette craving hits, gently pressing on the ear seeds stimulates the acupuncture points to calm the mind and eliminate the craving.

Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis.  Usually a combination of body acupuncture points and points on the ear are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking.

A stop smoking program will often consist of 4-6 initial treatments scheduled in the first few weeks followed by monthly treatments for four to six months.

Acupuncture is not a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction but it can be effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free for good.

If you are ready to quit, call us, we could help you! See how acupuncture can empower you to take control and begin a healthy and smoke-free life!