Does acupuncture work for weight loss? It’s a question I get asked a lot. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and always struggled to shed the pounds.
Years ago I started to spend a lot of time on the internet reading about weight loss and how it would help my body get healthy. I found a lot of information and was hopeful. I read, and I read…
The right information was not happening. I read all the time, but I still could not lose weight. I decided to try something else, and when I did it worked, so I kept looking.
Over the years I’ve learned a lot about weight loss and I’ve written a couple of books on it, and I even did a side stage at the body building show I do. I’ve lost a lot of weight.
So does acupuncture work for weight loss? That’s a question I get asked a lot, and I’ve been in this industry for more than twenty years, and it’s a question I never seem to get a straight answer.
Many times I’ve seen some new study with some claim that everything in the world is scientifically proven to work, but there’s always one or two, “It’s too bad it didn’t work for me, I was sure thing!” These kinds of comments are always disappointing.
That’s an interesting question. Why would any healthcare professional to give you any sort of answer for something that you are asking about? If you’re reading this then you probably know that weight loss is a challenge.
Perhaps one reason that the scientists are so thorough in their research is because it’s a difficult science to study and they’re just happy to answer the question and they are not interested in testing the theory, or even that the theory is about a known fact. I think a better question is, “How long does acupuncture work for weight loss? Can you lose weight with it?” That would be another question to answer.
When I’m speaking to people about this, I’ll sometimes use the analogy of the way the universe works and how certain points of the universe work. If you hit something hard enough with enough force, and they’re moving and they’re beating around, we can see how those things would behave. If you ask a physics question, “Can you swim?”
I feel that this is exactly what the universe works like when you talk about weight loss and the ways you gain weight. So, can you lose weight with acupuncture? I would answer that the answer is no, you cannot lose weight with acupuncture, or any other form of natural treatment.