Growth hormone helps us build muscles and speed up metabolism. It keep us young, energetic and stay in shape. Growth hormone will be produced when we sleep. So the regular and sufficient sleep is essential to keep healthy growth hormone level in our body. Acupuncture can improve the sleep quality and relax the whole body.
On the other hand, the stress hormone- Cortisol can break down the muscles and deposit fat on abdominal area and cause central obesity. This happens in two group of people, one is the individual has high stress life for long time, his body produce high level of Cortisol to cope with stress. The muscles in his body are reduced by Cortisol and the metabolism is slow down. Another group of people is the one who use artificial Cortisol drug like prednisone for over long period of time for certain of medical condition like asthma or autoimmune disease , for example rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colitis, Crohn’s disease and more. The prednisone will do the same harm like long term stress.
Acupuncture can reduce stress by stimulate the brain to relase certain chemicals like endorphins which function like natural tranquilizer and pain killer. Acupuncture treatment helps nerve system relax and balance as well as help our body breakdown Cortisol quicker. Acupuncture also will balance the energies in our body, strength the constitution to help our body to cope with stress. Acupuncture can speed up the body’s metabolism, burn fat, reduce the appetite, and achieve general well being.
If a person has certain medical condition as I mentioned above, the treatment should focus on treat those medical issues with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, since when your health condition improved and you do not need to take high dose prescription medicine, weight loss will happen soon.
With diet, exercise and acupuncture treatment, people can loss weight quicker and safer.
Dr. Feng Liang