Cupping therapy was used in Egypt dating back some 3,500 years for weight loss

Cupping for Weight Loss

Lately Cupping therapy is very popular in the world.     Y h Cupping therapy also can help to promote weight loss. Excess weight is based on many factors such as a sluggish metabolism, stress, hormone imbalances, excessive intake of unhealthy food with low nutritional value and lack of exercise.
Cupping therapy was used in Egypt dating back some 3,500 years, where its use is represented in hieroglyphic writing. The earliest recorded use of Cupping is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.). In ancient Greece, Hippocrates recommended the use of cups for a variety of ailments, while in the early 1900’s eminent British physician, Sir Arthur Keith, wrote how he witnessed Cupping performed with excellent success.
Suction Cup Therapies remained a constant in professional medical treatment throughout Europe. It was practiced by such famous physicians as Galen (131-200AD), Paracelsus(1493-1541), Ambroise Pare (1509-90) and surgeon Charles Kennedy (1826).
Chinese medicine believe that weight gain and obesity are caused when the liver and spleen do not function well. The spleen controls the movements of the digestive system, directs the digestion of food and conversion of food and fluids into energy or “qi.” The spleen then directs this energy to all the parts of the body. When the spleen malfunctions, the qi stagnates and a condition called dampness or fat is created leading to weight gain.

The patient also experiences feeling of heaviness, water retention, slowed metabolism and fatigue. In addition, stress can cause the liver to imbalance leading to food cravings and uncontrolled eating. Luckily, cupping therapy can actually help in controlling weight gain.

Cupping therapy can cause the free movement of the qi in the patient’s body by creating suction on specific points where the qi might stagnate, thus promoting weight loss. The cupping therapist might apply suction using cups of different sizes on 20 to 30 points on the front of the body such as the torso, arms and legs. In this way, the 14 meridians of the body are targeted for stimulation such as the pericardium, Sanjiao, small and large intestines, Dai, gall bladder, liver, heart, lungs, spleen, stomach, kidney and Ren.

Healthy habits may help you lose weight.

Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight 
Auricular acupuncture was first used in France in 1956 by Dr. Paul Nogier.  he started mapping the ear, pinpointing the spots that correlate to various organs or systems in the body.
Acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. The exact mechanism by which acupuncture works is unknown but we know that acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. Also endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast- or in this case too slow.

Many of the points from both ear acupuncture systems that are important for weight loss treatments are

Stomach – for the person who eats even after they’re full or who’s constantly nibbling
Hungry – for general appetite control
Lung – for food addicts, and people who love chocolate, sweets
Shenmen – a calming point, for the psychology overlay for anxiety, anger, frustration, insecurity
Endocrine – for water retention that’s responsible for some of the weight gain
Adrenal and Ovary – if weight gain is due to menopause or P.M.S.
Spleen – for sugar imbalances and hormonal disturbances
Kidney – for water retention, and nervous system and hormonal imbalances
Thyroid – for slow metabolism.
 The practitioner chooses two or more of these points for each treatment depending upon the patient’s problem and        personality profile regarding overeating.

Also, Keep in mind that you want to develop lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight in a healthy range. A short-term “diet” that you “go on” and then “go off” is not the answer to long-term weight management.

 Healthy habits may help you lose weight.
Make healthy food choices. Half of your plate should be fruits and veggies.
Eat small portions. Use a smaller plate, weigh portions on a scale, or check the Nutrition Facts label for details about serving sizes
Build exercise into your daily life.Garden, go for family walks, play a pickup game of sports, start a dance club with your friends, swim, take the stairs, or walk to the grocery store or work
Combined, these habits may be a safe, healthy way to lose weight and keep it off.