Al Shifa Acupuncture
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Dr. Najeeb Abdul Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Specialty Weight Loss Program
How Acupuncture can help weight loss

*Acupuncture can regulate metabolism by affecting the endocrine system and regulating blood sugar levels.Acupuncture can help increase metabolism by stimulating your endocrine system and thyroid. 

* Reducing Stress and Anxiety is important and Acupuncture can help by producing endorphins and dopamines, the natural pain killers. Reducing stress may reduce food cravings and anxiety related eating (comfort foods ) and will improve your metabolism.

* Reduces cravings for sweets and other food cravings. Regular acupuncture treatments can help reduce food cravings and other addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol. Acupuncture may help person's will power to stick with the weight loss plan.

Chinese Herbs can greatly balance your digestion by reducing constipation and regulating your metabolism. Herbs along with Acupuncture can reduce water retention which in turn can reduce your body weight, reduce sogginess and make you look fitter and feel better. 

How it works

To pinpoint the Qi for effective weight control, we will focus on 4 acupuncture points on the ear:
1. The hunger point
2. Shen Men point 
3. Stomach point, and 
4. Endocrine point.

A few tiny sterilized needles are inserted along these invisible channels to decrease the "heat" generated along these meridians and to stimulate centers that trigger the release of neurochemicals and hormones.Needles are left at these points for about 20-30minutes, and replaced with "ear seeds" at the end of the session so that patients can wear home. These "ear seeds" should be massaged periodically to help with difficult-to-control urges.

Acupuncture for weight loss is best achieved with 10 treatments delivered over a few weeks.
Acupuncture should be used alongside a comprehensive weight-loss plan

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BEFORE 192lbs
AFTER 165lbs

No Drugs, Surgery or side effects 
An all-natural approach