Just over 26% of adults in the United States are considered obese, and many more are classified as being overweight. The health consequences of being overweight can be dire, as excess weight has been linked to numerous chronic conditions from sleep apnea to heart disease.
The struggle to lose weight and keep it off is real — as you likely know if you’ve tried yourself. One of the reasons losing weight can be difficult is that we tend to approach it in isolation. A holistic approach to weight loss may be a better way for you to solve your weight loss problem.
Merriam-Webster defines holistic this way: “Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.”
At Family Acupuncture and Wellness, our practitioners don’t treat your symptoms, whatever your health issues you may face. Instead, we look for the underlying causes of those symptoms and seek to treat that, resolving your symptoms in the process. Weight loss is no different. The extra pounds are often a symptom.
If you’ve spent time counting calories, measuring your heart rate, and calculating how many pounds you can expect to lose by doing a particular number of minutes of exercise per week, you’ve probably struggled to meet those goals. That’s because weight loss involves more than a calorie deficit.
In many instances, hormonal imbalances are responsible for weight gain or loss. One of our specialties is diagnosing and treating hormonal imbalances.
Some people find that cutting carbs works well for weight loss, while others encounter success in following a plant-based diet. You’re a unique individual and your nutritional needs are slightly different from anyone else’s.
Along with having unique nutritional needs, your whole life needs an approach to health that is designed specifically for you. No one else has exactly the same work, family, or financial situation that you do.
You may need to spend more time learning about stress relief techniques in order to reach a healthy weight, or you may need help in determining an appropriate exercise routine. Holistic weight loss is all about integrating healthy living across all the different aspects of your life.
Our practice regularly offers free weight loss seminars where you can learn more about our comprehensive approach to weight loss. These seminars are always free, and you won’t be obligated in any way. You’ll learn some techniques that you can begin applying right away.
If you’re ready to approach weight loss differently, in a manner that takes your whole body and life into consideration, give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you information about our next seminar, or book an appointment so you can discuss your specific goals with one of our experts.