Weight Loss

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbs, has been used successfully to treat weight issues. Many of our patients have had issues ranging from moderate weight concerns to severe obesity. Chinese medicine, used in combination with diet modification and exercise, has been shown to be more effective than simple diet routines and exercise when losing weight. Furthermore, many of our patients tend to keep the weight off longer.

Acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body that regulates the metabolic rate, therefore, it corrects the rate into the normal range. Moreover, herbs can help to reduce craving for excessive calories.

How it works?

  • Reduces hunger and food cravings so you can lose weight
  • Allows your body to take in less fat from the food you eat
  • Makes you feel full
  • Eases the frustration and anxiety that triggers overeating

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners or TCM physicians claim that acupuncture can help you lose body fat by making you feel full and so you will eat less. Acupuncture treatment excess caloric consumption and is a great help in the patient, weight loss program.

Acupuncture treatment can also be used to raise your metabolic rate and help you to burn more calories to speed up weight loss. Some Chinese medicine practitioners say that acupuncture stimulates the production of a hormone called endorphins and this hormone helps to lower body fat, insulin and lipid levels in the bloodstream thus less insulin is converted into body fat.

However, acupuncture is not a miracle cure for obesity. TCM physicians emphasize that to achieve good weight loss results from your program and to maintain the obtained weight, acupuncture treatment itself is not enough. To lose weight effectively and to keep the fats off permanently, acupuncture treatment must be combined with healthy eating habits and regular exercises.

Vitamin B12 for Weight Loss

To be specific, B vitamins are essential in the body’s function of digestion. However, Vitamin B-12 is the main B type vitamin, crucial in metabolism of fats and proteins by conversion of carbohydrates to sugar for energy. B-12 is often in depletion in the human body system. A common misconception is to take vitamin B-12 in pursuit of boosting one’s metabolism, which is not how the mechanism actually works. This vitamin keeps your metabolism of fats and proteins at a constant or slightly slower metabolism depending on your exercise and overall diet, but B-12 does not heighten your metabolism.

The people who will value the most out of taking vitamin B-12 as a supplement rather than in raw foods, are typically in severe depletion of it because of a lack of it in their typical diet regimen. Vegans are usually one of these individuals. Talk to your doctor to see if you require vitamin B-12 supplementation on top of what you already ingest via food.

How Much is Enough?

The adult body typically required 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B-12 daily to exert optimally. It is key to note that pregnant and breastfeeding women actually require slightly more, 2.6 mcg, as made available in prenatal vitamins. And understandably so, infants and children up to 6 months of age only require 0.4 mcg for their small body. Babies 7 to 12 months require slightly more, 0.5 mcg. Toddlers 1 to 3 years of age necessitate 0.9 mcg. Children aged 4 to 8 need 1.2 mcg. Lastly, kids 9 to 13 year of age require 1.8 mcg of vitamin B-12. Your child’s pediatrician monitors their vitamin levels and would notify you only if you should be alarmed to modify your baby’s diet, if need be.

Aside from metabolizing fats and proteins in food consumed, vitamin B-12 also aids the body in production of red blood cells. This instigates appropriate nervous system action. A common indicator that a child or an adult is low in vitamin B-12 daily levels, is if they experience generalized low muscle strength, leading to fatigue.

Food Sources

Let’s say you regularly eat dairy or dairy alternatives (ie- “vegan cheese” fortified with vitamin B-12), meat or meat alternatives, poultry, shellfish, and eggs. If this is you, then you most likely acquire enough

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