How Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care Help with Weight Loss

How Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care Help with Weight Loss

Weight loss and maintenance of your overall health is never a one-time quick fix. Because chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to wellness, weight loss goals are achieved and maintained by improving your body’s functionality. A better functioning body is a healthier body—and one that will be more likely to respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.  Rather than attempt to shed pounds through isolated diet plans, a chiropractic weight loss plan that includes research-backed treatments such as acupuncture, can not only help you lose weight but help you keep it off.

Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills to learn about the treatments we offer and schedule your appointment today.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help with Weight Loss?

Chiropractic treatments improve the body’s weight management internally. Chiropractic adjustments, for example, align your neural pathways and correct your posture—all of which can contribute to weight loss success. By maintaining optimal physical health as well as treating and preventing chronic pain, you are also more able to continue regular exercise, which is a key factor in weight loss.

Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and nervous system, but chiropractors are trained to not regard a single issue in isolation. Spinal adjustments, therefore, work to improve the whole body. When your spine is misaligned, the nerve pathways can become blocked and reception and communication between your body’s systems affected. This can include rest and hunger reception, both of which can affect weight loss and weight gain. Additionally, spinal alignment corrects posture, which has been proven to affect water retention. Overall, by ensuring your central nervous system is functioning optimally, your body will be more receptive to your weight loss pursuits with diet and exercise.

Losing Weight with Acupuncture

Recent research shows that acupuncture as part of a regimen of lifestyle modifications, acupuncture is effective for weight loss due to a number of factors:

  1. Reducing cortisol levels: Stress is a known factor in not only weight gain but in weight retention. If you have ever tried hard to lose weight through diet and exercise alone without the scale budging, stress may have been the culprit, especially since over-exercising can raise cortisol levels. Acupuncture, however, has been clinically proven to reduce cortisol in the body by reducing stress through heart rate regulation.
  2. Raising endorphin levels: Working in conjunction with reducing the stress hormone, acupuncture helps to release endorphins—the happy hormone. Endorphins can help you stay motivated as you continue on your weight loss journey and feel good rather than stressed or deprived. It is not a placebo either; studies have also shown that endorphins can help regulate your appetite.
  3. Improving the digestive system: Acupuncture activates the body’s own healing responses to combat issues such as bloating and constipation, as well as more serious gastrointestinal issues like acid reflux and stomach pain, all of which can hinder weight loss. Additionally, the metabolism is affected by balancing the gut-brain communication pathways, allowing your hunger and fullness receptors to work optimally while also speeding up your metabolism through overall digestive function improvement.
  4. Balancing the Qi: A balanced body means functioning optimally for you. Rather than work externally and deprive the body, traditional Chinese medicine works to address the root cause—the harmonious relationship of the body’s internal systems. Through acupuncture, you can balance and restore the Qi, and therefore strengthen your body’s functionality. A balanced body is a happy, healthy body, and one that can maintain a natural, normal weight.

Your Chiropractic Weight Loss Program at Tannenbaum Chiropractic

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills, we encourage whole-body wellness through personalized chiropractic care plans to meet your needs. If weight loss and improved overall health are a priority, we will work to help you achieve your goals. Chiropractic care plans can incorporate regular spinal adjustments and acupuncture treatments to destress the body, as well as chiropractic massage and spinal alignments to rehabilitate and manage pain to allow regular exercise. Nutritional guidance can also be incorporated in your chiropractic care weight loss plan. Wherever you are in your weight loss journey, our chiropractors will meet you there and help you cross the finish line—and beyond.

Call the Beverly Hills practitioners at Tannenbaum Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with our team today.