JAKARTA, NNC - Treatment to lose weight generally only works to get rid of body fat. With acupuncture, our body is treated to restore its balance for a more well-rounded approach on weight loss.
According to dr. Heldi Sukmana, SpAk, an acupuncture specialist, stimuli given at acupuncture points of our ears helps to change the chemistry and balance of our body.
For example, stimulation on the nape with a little electricty can increase levels of the hormone endorphin, a hormone that produces a relaxing effect and plays a role in weight control. Increased levels of endorphins is expected to help you lose weight.
In addition, acupuncture therapy also serves to restore the balance of the body by opening the flow of clogged energy in the acupuncture points of the body.
If obesity occurs due to a lack of body imbalance, acupuncture therapy plays a role in increasing the imbalance in order for our weight to return to normal. Another effect is suppressing our appetite for a more successful weight loss.