ELECTRO-ACUPRESSURE FOR CRAVING CONTROL AND WEIGHT LOSS? YOU BET!
If you’re reading this, chances are you are among the many people who struggle to lose weight. You’ve tried all the fad diets but have had little success – you’ve even tried supplements. Why not try a different approach then.
For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that acupuncture has the power to heal and can offer a variety of health-related benefits. It is well known for effectively treating a long list of conditions and can work wonders on pain-related ailments. The problem lies in that there are many people who don’t like the thought of needles penetrating their skin, even if they are tiny and less intimidating. For those patients, there is a less invasive form of the same treatment. And yes, it can help with weight loss.
WHAT IS ELECTRO-ACUPRESSURE? HOW CAN IT HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
It is very similar to acupuncture, except that hands, fingers and an electrical stimulation device are used in place of needles. The principles are the same in that the goal is still to unblock certain pressure points (acupoints) along the 14 meridian lines of the body; there are about 365 meridian points. This restores the natural flow of blood, fluids and energy that runs through a person and in turn promotes healing and wellbeing. The treatment is normally performed by a certified acupuncturist who has had the training needed to use the technology and is fluent in manual pressure release techniques.
ORIGINS OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ELECTRO-ACUPRESSURE
The theory behind the origins of acupuncture and acu-pressure dates back to over 5000 years ago, when violent wars were fought amongst the Asians. It is said that soldiers who were struck by spears and arrows on certain areas of their bodies were unintentionally relieved of chronic ailments and conditions. They eventually saw a pattern and in the centuries that followed, medicine men were able to pinpoint where the most effective acupoints were located. It wasn’t until the 17th Century that Westerners saw this kind of treatment, but it has been practiced and developed ever since.
HOW CAN IT HELP FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Like acupuncture, acupressure works on multiple levels. Along with relieving physical symptoms and ailments this treatment also promotes mental and emotional health. With electro acu-pressure, feel-good endorphins are released, which affects one’s hormonal and digestive systems; this helps to increase and re-balance your metabolism. Emotional eaters tend to get cravings when stressed, so when the anxieties and frustrations are removed, people do not feel compelled to eat. That’s what electric acu-pressure essentially does: it speeds up your metabolism and eliminates the anxious feelings that trigger your food cravings, which result in weight loss.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, it is generally safe. People with heart conditions should avoid it, though. Upon undergoing the treatment you may experience a little soreness and slight bruising on the treated points, or perhaps some dizziness, but this quickly subsides. Side-effects are very rarely experienced. Overall, electro – acupressure is really good for craving control and weight loss, and offers many health benefits.