Weight Loss Acupuncture

By: Dr. Lesley D'Souza, ND, Feb 26, 2017
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Is acupuncture right for your Weight Loss goals?

Are you struggling to lose weight even after trying diet and exercise plans? Weight loss acupuncture might benefit you!

There are several reasons for weight gain that might not be addressed by diet and exercise alone such as: slow metabolism, thyroid issues, stress and hormone imbalances or behavioral due to practices of overeating and binge eating. Acupuncture can help address those underlying causes. 

For example, if your weight gain is caused by a metabolic issue, acupuncture can help stimulate metabolism and overall digestion so that food gets processed quicker and doesn’t sit around as long.  If you noticed more weight gain near or after menopause, acupuncture can help to balance your hormones.

Weight Loss Acupuncture can help you:

  • Control cravings
  • Reduce appetite
  • Balance hormones
  • Stimulate metabolism
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve bowel movements, bloating and overall digestion
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease muscle and joint pain

Typically, sessions last about 30 minutes and each acupuncture protocol is specific to each patient after an initial assessment. Treatments are relaxing and pain free.
Weight loss acupuncture can be used on its own but for quicker results, regular acupuncture visits are combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan. 

To learn more about Weight Loss Acupuncture, contact Dr. Lesley today.

Dr. Lesley D’Souza, ND began her studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario which is an accredited four-year, intensive post-graduate naturopathic medical program. As part of her studies, Dr. Lesley completed a twelve-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest naturopathic clinic in North America. http://www.drlesleynd.com