Acupressure For Weight Loss
Our interest in this article from NaturalNews.com has less to do with acupressure for weight loss and more to do with the holistic nature of weight loss that the article highlights.
Obesity leads to many chronic diseases and is an epidemic in the US and around the world. The question is not simply about limiting calorie intake or increasing calorie burn. Those have been tried for decades and have not stopped the obesity epidemic. While exercise and proper nutrition are obviously important, we must also consider how the modern Lifestyle increases stress and how many people deal with that stress with “comfort food”.
How acupressure can help you lose weight
Stress is a major factor in eating disorders. Sometimes, it can either aggravate such disorders or even be the direct cause of them. If you are constantly exposed to stress on a daily basis, it can make you feel hungry in a way that goes beyond regular hunger pangs. Chronic stress causes your body to produce high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol, in turn, triggers cravings for foods that provide a temporary burst of energy. Such foods are often salty, sweet, and fried foods, all of which are very unhealthy for regular consumption. This often leads to stress eating or emotional eating. Food becomes a coping mechanism that provides quick emotional relief.
Fortunately, acupressure can be used to help reduce stress. It can help you feel relaxed and lower production levels of cortisol in your body and decrease your food cravings. Additionally, stimulating the proper acupoints affects the functions of the digestive system by helping balance the flow of energy within it. This can strengthen your digestive system and help curb your compulsive urges to eat. It can even help expel excess heat and moisture from the body and improve your circulation.
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