Weight Reduction and GainWeight reduction/gain attempts are easily manipulated by enticing infomercials, the newest diet craze or even surgery to achieve a particular goal. Unfortunately, the relapse rate is so high that more often than not individuals spend years struggling with continued weight fluctuation. This can manifest into many other adverse conditions as the body becomes taxed with constant, unhealthy change.

In fact, The National Institutes of Health estimates that upward of two-thirds of Americans are overweight. Rather than use a solid management program that can address the root of the problem, many, blindly choose instant (yet fleeting) gratification. Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) targets weight reduction/gain through acupuncture and naturopathic medicine to enable the body to naturally find its optimal weight. This combined protocol may just easily defy years of pills, diets and other unsuccessful attempts at weight reduction/gain.

Acupuncture: Moving the System Back Into Gear

Acupuncture has been found to alter stuck energy that could be affecting such weight control hormones as ghrelin which initiates control of meal intake and the reduction of leptin which regulates metabolism and fat storage. The British acupuncture medical journal, Acupuncture in Medicine, reported on the results of a Turkish study that showed significant improvement in these weight control hormones concluding that, “…acupuncture may help to regulate weight owing to its beneficial effects on hormones such as insulin, leptin, ghrelin and CCK [cholecycstokinin] in obese subjects even after a few weeks of treatment.” IMS licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, approaches weight reduction/gain by looking at, listening to and learning the overall health of each individual patient to assess a specific acupuncture (and naturopathic) treatment protocol. Points that may be targeted in a safe, painless application may include four different ear locations known as ‘the hunger point’ as well as stomach and endocrine points.

Clinical Nutrition: Mindful Eating

IMS offers a new way to approach food intake regarding weight reduction/gain. It is not a diet but rather an educated look at how your specific system will react to nutrition. Incorporating such things as certain grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables that will enhance your constitution may quickly empower your quality of life.

Botanical Medicine: Weight Management Grown by Nature

Dr. Lisanti is trained in Classical Chinese Medicine including a wide variety of eastern herb/plant compounds in addition to many western remedies. For your weight management these natural remedies may be exactly what you need to safely and effectively get a foothold on your personal challenge. Careful administering of these choices always takes possible medical contraindications into account is paramount. These may include things like raspberry keytones a metabolism regulator, green coffee bean extract which manages glucose levels, glucomannan derived from the roots of the Asian konjac plant called the “broom of the intestines”, and white kidney bean extract found to block the alpha-amylase enzyme deterring starch production.

Homeopathy: Cause and Effect Medicine

This ‘like cures like’ approach has several hundred years of effectiveness under its belt. Dr. Lisanti will attempt to determine just the right homeopathic dosage to speed up or slow down your system’s energy flow. Over time, your body will begin to get back on track, settling into its best possible, most healthy weight. Some remedies may include compounds such as:

  • Calcarea carbonate derived from the mother-of-pear layer inside oyster shells geared toward fair complexion people who catch cold easily and tend to be overweight.
  • Graphites made from the mineral carbon used for metabolic disorders and the inability to absorb nutrients.
  • Pulsatilla nigricans found in meadow anemone and used for those who crave sweets and still gain weight regardless of having an aversion to fatty foods.

These and all natural remedies should always be prescribed by a professionally trained naturopathic doctor such as Dr. Lisanti to avoid contraindications. Take control of your weight reduction/gain rather than have it take control of you, yet again.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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