Ditch the Baby Weight With Acupuncture

Are you ready to loose your baby weight? Have you tried to loose weight in the past with diets that promise results but fail to deliver? Are you tired of eating salads and carrot sticks while the rest of your friends gorge themselves on pizza and beer? Well you are not alone. Every year Americans spend over 30 billion dollars on weight loss products and services. That’s a hefty amount of money for a hefty nation whose waistline just continues to get bigger. So what do you do when you want to loose weight and you just can’t? My recommendation is to ditch the weight loss pills and exercise gizmos and try a weight loss method that has been around for thousands of years—-acupuncture.

After the birth of my third child, the weight was a bit reluctant to come off to say the least. I was tired of starving myself only to see the scale remain frozen, so I decided to try acupuncture. Finding a qualified acupuncturist is extremely important. Many states do not require that acupuncturists be licensed, so check first to find out what your state requirements are. Acupuncture is a very precise practice and you will only see weight loss results if your acupuncturist is hitting the right points along the meridian lines in your body. Meridian lines are the pathways of energy that flow through your body and the energy that flows through those lines is known as Qi.

I immediately found a local acupuncturist in the St Louis area that was extremely qualified and licensed to perform acupuncture. I was a little nervous about the “pain” associated with the treatment but he assured me there was little, if any discomfort. He was right! The needles “stung” a bit at first but nothing like an injection would. My metabolism was sluggish, so he concentrated the needles on the metabolism points throughout my body to help me loose weight. After an hour of lying very still, I was done! The whole experience was relaxing and tranquil which was so different from the busy household I had just left and certainly a pleasant way to loose weight!

If you aren’t breastfeeding, your acupuncturist may recommend an herbal weight loss detox plan to go along with your acupuncture, or herbal supplements to assist your body during the weight loss process. The week after I had acupuncture I lost 3 pounds instantly and every month since then I have lost 2-3 pounds! The best part has been that I am no longer hungry! I don’t have intense cravings for sugar like I used to and I feel more “in tune” to my body’s needs. Food is fuel and nothing more, and after acupuncture, I started to see it that very way. While I was pleased with the weight loss, I was surprised to find that my energy levels were increasing daily.

In is important to remember that acupuncture does not take the place of eating healthy and exercise. But if you are struggling to loose your baby weight and fed up with the various diet fads, try acupuncture. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment that has been around for thousands of years and it really works. Just remember that breastfeeding mothers should not attempt to loose weight too quickly. On average aim for losing 2-3 lbs a month in order to maintain the quality of your milk supply. Weight loss is just one of acupuncture’s many benefits. In fact, western medicine is just starting to realize acupuncture’s potential. So, before you consider costly prescription weight loss pills, stomach stapling, or liposuction, try acupuncture.