Alternative Medecine and Homeopathy - Acupuncture And Ayurveda
The rate at which obesity is growing worldwide has become a matter of serious concern. Excessive weight is a predecessor of many health problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases etc. Acupuncture is an ancient therapy originating in the eastern cultures, which may have a remedy for weight loss. It is the practice of puncturing the body with fine needles or metallic balls, in order to cure a disease or relieve pain. The basic underlying principle for weight loss in acupuncture methodology is of inhibiting the craving for food, which eventually results in reduced weight.
During the acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist normally inserts ultra fine needles or ear seeds that are tiny metal spheres or herbal seeds, into the patient's body. These are placed at specific points, unique to the patient's condition and covered with adhesive tape. The needles are usually left in for a few days and are removed easily, painlessly and safely after the treatment. Research supports the fact that combined with a regime of diet and exercise acupuncture therapy brings about twice as much faster weight loss.
Acupuncture treatment of precise auricular points effectively raises the serotonin levels and increases the toning of the stomach muscles, which results in the suppression of appetite. Thus the urge to eat is lessened; although the energy levels are not affected and hence a loss in the weight occurs. Apart from suppression of appetite, acupuncture is also known to be effective in total body mass reduction by lowering the fatty tissue content and regulating the blood serum lipids, in the body. Studies show that acupuncture treatment for the sympathetic adrenal system and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal systems not only enhanced their functioning, but also produced weight loss by regulating the levels of lipids, blood sugars, dopamine, adrenaline etc.
Acupuncture may be an effective tool to reduce obesity, though it is recommended that the acupuncture therapy should be taken under the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist, who is either a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine or a Masters in Acupuncture. The right use of acupuncture treatment, in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercises prove to be beneficial in obesity management.
Apart from acupuncture, as you may have seen Ayurveda and Yoga are the best ways to cure any problems including weight loss. Once you understand the fundamental concepts of these natural remedies it's immensely easy for you deal with any tough health situation.
Also, remember that for weight loss you need to have a fair know how about the qualities of Kapha Dosha and design your life style and diet with the aim to reduce it. When you decrease Kapha naturally your fats are reduced and from a dietary point of view just lessen the consumption of food that have the same qualities and increase the food that may contain opposite qualities.
Such a natural approach isn't something you can master on your own. You'll need to consult with a practitioner who'll first diagnose the real problem and initiate weight loss that affects the root cause rather than begin o a general note.