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Lose Weight Acupuncture

Marr Lose Weight Acupuncture Centers effectively helps you lose weight and achieve your appetite suppressant goals.

Dr. Glenn Marr
Doctor of Lose Weight Acupuncture

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The Marr Lose Weight Acupuncture Center offer a comprehensive weight loss programs which are individualized for patients in the League City area. Though our latest techniques in weight loss management, The Marr Lose Weight Acupuncture Center effectively helps you lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss – How it works

Dr. Glenn Marr would choose points of treatment depending on the patient’s diagnosed problem.

The needles are then inserted in these points.

Once inserted the needles stay in place for about 30-45 minutes per session, then they are removed.

Points in the ear are replaced with ear tacks or ear staples and an adhesive is placed over them.

Normally the ear staples are exactly where the needle was. These are meant to continue treatment in between sessions.

When the patient feels an urge to eat in between meals or when it is unnecessary to eat, they apply a mild pressure on the ear staples; alternatively rub them back and forth for about 20 seconds. This results to a direct stimulation causing a mild endorphin release, relaxing the patient to regain control.

The endorphin hormone is believed to create a conducive physiological and psychological environment to make lasting choice to overcome eating temptations. The tacks are removed after three days or sooner if they are uncomfortable. The treatment frequency depends on the patients goals. For a faster loss of weight, acupuncture weight loss would be done more often. But whatever you choose the treatment tapers off in frequency.

For example you can start with a treatment session a day, then to every other day and then to twice a week and finally after you gain your ideal-weight a booster treatment. This booster treatment may be once every two weeks and finally terminate treatment.

Short course acupuncture weight loss treatments mainly aim to suppress appetite and assist in acquiring the lifestyle change necessary to maintain healthy weight.

Acupuncture for weight loss program goes hand in hand with a healthy weight loss diet and an exercise regime. Though clinically acupuncture for weight loss has yet to prove significant effect in loss of weight, there exist prove that it can be effective for some people. Especially for those whose weight problem is mainly linked to stress.

Acupuncture Points for Weight Loss

The beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient. Acupuncture points on the body will be chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and Qi (stimulating the metabolism) and calming the nervous system.

In addition to treating the root of the imbalance within the body, different acupuncture points may be chosen for each treatment as different symptoms arise. For instance, if you are experiencing a desire to overeat related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) one week, then that can be addressed at that week's appointment.

Generally treatments are scheduled once or twice a week for 8 to 12 weeks or until the goal weight has been reached. The treatments include a combination of auricular (ear) and body acupuncture, ear tacks or pellets to leave on in-between treatments, herbs and supplements, abdominal massage, breathing exercises, and food and lifestyle recommendations.

Dr. Glenn Marr has been treating patients for these problems and many other problems for fourteen years. He can communicate with you about your problem and then explain exactly what the Acupuncture therapy will consist of. There are 3 types of Acupuncture therapy that Dr. Marr uses; disposable needle Acupuncture, heat Acupuncture, and electric Acupunture.

Acupuncture weight loss points target the following:

  • Shemmer point - which helps in calming anxiety, anger, frustration and insecurity
  • Endocrine System and Kidneys - to treat water retention a source of some weight regain as well as stimulate nerve and hormonal rebalance,
  • Spleen and Thyroid Gland - for sugar and hormonal rebalancing
  • And finally Adrenal and Ovary Glands - to treat weight gain due to menopause or P.M.S.

Most patients say that they do not feel most of the needles. This is true, as the needles are very small in diameter, about the size of a piece of hair. Even if you do not want needles at all, you can be treated with the heat or electric Acupuncture. The heat acupuncture is very soothing and relaxing and can be used for most problems especially sinus problems. The electric acupuncture is barely felt at all by almost all patients, and can be used for all types of Acupuncture therapy.

Five Proven Steps to Lose Weight through Acupuncture

Step 1. Set realistic goals. Acupuncture can a useful part of a weight-loss plan, but do not expect it to be a cure-all for your problem. Plan on making lifestyle changes, such as altering your diet and exercising regularly, to lose weight. Acupuncture can help you stick to your guns by providing relief from the stress and frustration that can cause overeating.

Step 2. Get proper care. Find a qualified acupuncturist in your region. Dr. Glenn Marr has been treating patients for these problems and many other problems for over eighteen years. He can communicate with you about your problem and then explain exactly what the Acupuncture therapy will consist of. There are 3 types of Acupuncture therapy that Dr. Marr uses; disposable needle Acupuncture, heat Acupuncture, and electric Acupunture.Most patients say that they do not feel most of the needles. This is true, as the needles are very small in diameter, about the size of a piece of hair. Even if you do not want needles at all, you can be treated with the heat or electric Acupuncture. The heat acupuncture is very soothing and relaxing and can be used for most problems especially sinus problems. The electric acupuncture is barely felt at all by almost all patients, and can be used for all types of Acupuncture therapy.

Step 3. Understand the factors that impact treatment frequency and duration. Severe overeating may require daily treatment for the first 5 days. For most people hoping to lose 5 to 10 pounds, a treatment every 3 days or twice a week until the target weight is reached will suffice. Frequent treatments end once the goal is reached.

Step 4. Follow your acupuncturist's plan. If you veer off course by binging, missing several exercise sessions or skipping an acupuncture session, your overall treatment plan may need to be modified.

Step 5. Keep seeing your acupuncturist once you reach your goal weight. Many acupuncturists recommend treatment with each change of season (4 times a year) to keep the body in balance.

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Acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. Acupressure and digestive aid exercises are also useful tools in the battle with weight loss. -->