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Lose Weight with Auricular Therapy

Posted Sep 12 2013 7:06am
Obesity is now one of the most serious health issues worldwide. Balanced diets and exercise regimens may not always work for weight control. Many people are finding that auricular therapy is effective when other methods fail. This safe and pain-free treatment is available at leading healthcare centers and offers many advantages over conventional weight loss strategies.

What Makes Auricular Therapy a Preferred Option


The auricle or outer ear is has numerous nerve ending points connected to the brain. Auriculotherapy involves low intensity electrical stimulation of these pressure points on the external ear. Stimulating these points induces neurotransmitters that block signals sent by the brain and helps to reduce the cravings for food. Unlike acupuncture, there are no needles involved.

People who tried expensive diet plans and rigorous exercises to lose excess fat are now turning to auricular therapy as it is a safe treatment with minimal complications or side effects. This treatment is also ideal for people who want to avoid medications and rigorous dieting for weight loss. One session takes just about 30 minutes to complete and the effects can be seen after just a few treatments. Counseling sessions, which are also a part of the treatment, help to boost the person’s confidence.  

This unique therapy helps controls your appetite and stimulates the body's self-regulating mechanism. It also brings the body back to balance and helps reduce risks of many medical conditions. In fact, according to Laurie Traetow, Executive Director of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), even a 5-10 percent weight loss results in clinically significant reductions in risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, mental illness, lipid disorders, sleep apnea, and certain cancers. By helping people lose weight effectively, auriculartherapy also helps resolve psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.  

Treatment at a Professional Healthcare Center

The best place to get auricular therapy is at an established healthcare center where your treatment is administered by a healthcare expert and carefully monitored by a physician. The first step would be a thorough evaluation to determine your appropriate treatment plan and rule out any contraindications. Though treatment and orientation may only last less than an hour, follow-up sessions may be necessary in some cases.
 
A strong will and determination to lose weight are essential for the success of auriculotherapy treatment. It’s also important to stick to a calorie conscious diet and exercise routine to sustain the positive effects of the therapy. This treatment is also proving successful in treating nicotine or smoking addiction and managing stress.
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