Covid weight Gain? Get Acupuncture

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Do you have Covid weight gain that you’re still dealing with in 2023? If so, you are not alone. Almost 39% of American adults have put on extra pounds due to Covid. Gaining weight is a part of life that most people hate, but there’s a positive side. You can lose every pound you gained! Acupuncture is one of the secret ingredients to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

How Acupuncture Leads to Weight Loss

Acupuncture has been around for a very long time, more recently people discovered it’s use to help with losing weight. Most patients ask if acupuncture can help them lose weight, but they ask jokingly. When I tell them it can definitely help, they’re very surprised.

Acupuncture helps with weight loss in two ways. First, acupuncture can help suppress a strong appetite and reduce cravings. Secondly, acupuncture helps with weight loss by improving digestion and stimulating bowel movements.

Auricular Acupuncture for Cravings

Ear acupuncture for weight loss

Auricular acupuncture is acupuncture placed in the ears and is the primary form of treatment for weight loss. Auriculotherapy suppresses appetite and reduces cravings. Most people seeking to lose weight have strong carb cravings including bread and sugar. Acupuncture in the ears is the primary treatment that will help lose weight by decreasing cravings.

Ear acupuncture is full of points that stimulate internal organs such as the stomach and intestines. In addition, there are points that stimulate the brain and endocrine system. This is important because weight gain due to emotional dependency on food is very common and has to be addressed during treatment.

Acupuncture points such as anti-depressant and shen men are a part of the treatment protocol to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

In addition to acupuncture, ear seeds are used. Ear seeds are tiny beads or crystals that are attached to a sticker and placed where the needles were inserted. They should be stimulated with light pressure throughout the day, similar to how acupressure points are stimulated.

Each seed can stay on the ear for 5-10 days and help prolong the effectiveness of treatment between visits.

Abdominal Acupuncture for Digestion

Abdominal acupuncture for weight loss

Abdominal acupuncture is the second form of treatment to help lose Covid weight. The primary channels activated are the Ren, Stomach, Spleen, and Liver.

Acupuncture given in the abdomen improves digestion by stimulating bowels. Overweight individuals can suffer from constipation and bloating. In fact, most of society does as well. Diarrhea occurs occasionally.

Proper digestion is important for weight loss because that is how the body remove toxins. If you’ve ever completed a fast, you’ll notice how your constipation, bloating, and distention suddenly disappears. Your belly is flat again or at the very least less distended!

Waste should be eliminated from the body two times per day, once minimum. Acupuncture will help get things moving! Electro-acupuncture is added to the treatment to provide a stronger effect. Especially for those with severe constipation.

Regular Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Regular acupuncture treatments will help you lose weight. Over time you will notice your appetite and cravings are decreasing and your bowels regulated. However, it only works if you are serious about wanting to lose weight. It is not magic.

Regular acupuncture treatments will not only help with weight loss by suppressing your appetite and helping your digestion, regular treatments will also help you stay focused and persistent.

If you need help and guidance with weight loss, contact us. 


  1. Acupuncture helps with weight loss through ear acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, and ear seeds.
  2. Ear acupuncture helps control cravings and suppresses appetite.
  3. Most people craves carbs, sugar, and salty foods and snacks.
  4. Ear acupuncture focuses on mental-emotional aspect of weight gain.
  5. Abdominal acupuncture focuses on improving digestion for people who suffer from indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and distention.
  6. Being consistent with acupuncture treatment is important for weight loss because it not only treats your body but keeps you focused.
  7. Weight loss help and guidance can be schedule with or without acupuncture treatment.

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