Lose weight with acupuncture

Tuesday March 8, 2022, by Mélio ARJONA.


Acupuncture session on the face

Acupuncture is a practice of Asian origin based on the principle of energy flows within the body. This practice consists of placing fine needles on very precise points of the body. Its benefits are numerous and we will particularly study how it is possible to lose weight using acupuncture.

Let's first find out what acupuncture is, this will help us understand the effect it can have on our diet.


Acupuncture is one of the practices of Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. As seen earlier, it is based on the notion of circulation of positive and negative energy flows in the body. Its objective is to rebalance these flows with the aim of providing a certain well-being. Chinese medicine actually starts from the principle that a healthy body has balanced flows circulating correctly, which would not be the case in a suffering person.

Acupuncture is therefore used to treat all types of ailments, from headaches to intestinal disorders, including smoking cessation for example, or even weight loss.


Acupuncture will not have a direct effect on weight, but on appetite. This practice can therefore be an ally in the goal of losing weight.

Acupuncture will in fact have an impact on external factors that disrupt the internal balance, such as stress, anxiety, or hormonal imbalance for example. These factors can be the source of appetite disorders because, according to Chinese medicine, they unbalance energy and internal flows.

As a result, acupuncture sessions can help the patient regulate their hunger and eat in quantities appropriate to their ideal weight. It is generally recommended to follow a program of 2 to 4 months in order to observe significant effects on appetite and therefore on weight.