Acupuncturist treating a patient's back with a needle in hand.

As we all know, making good choices and doing your best to maintain a healthy weight is very important for your health. But, with how busy modern life is, it can be difficult to exercise and cook healthy, well-balanced meals as you take care of important matters. 

What can you do to help you stay healthy? If you can’t go out of your way to exercise and cook only healthy meals, is there anything else you can do?

The answer might be much more simpler than you’d think – professional acupuncture.

Professional Acupuncture May Help You Lose Weight – Here’s How

If you don’t know much about acupuncture, you may be confused. How can this medicinal practice aid in weight loss? Most people know that acupuncture can be soothing for your mind and great for bodily aches and pains, but how does it make you lose weight?

Professional Acupuncture and thread embedding has a wide range of benefits, and some of these benefits may help you shed those extra pounds. Thread embedding is one of our special acupuncture techniques. Compared to regular acupuncture sessions, thread embedding is more time-saving. This method aims at producing a continuous acupuncture-like effect by embedding self-absorbed surgical thread into the acupoints to improve your problems. This therapy is used to lose weight by balancing your digestive system and improving your body’s internal environment.  It can also help to improve chronic issues such as asthma, stomach ache, diarrhea, some digestive problems, enuresis, facial paralysis, pain, flaccidity, epilepsy, sequelae of poliomyelitis and neurosis, insomnia, depression, climacteric syndrome, urticaria, etc.

Particularly, these effects may help with weight loss:

It Can Improve Your Digestion. Gastrointestinal issues such as bloating or constipation can actually lead to more weight gain and less weight loss. A trained acupuncturist can target stomach, spleen, intestine, and kidney acupuncture points to improve digestion and reduce gastrointestinal issues, leading to more weight loss.

It Can Reduce Inflammation. Did you know that inflammation can slow down your metabolism and hinder your immune system? This can lead to slowed weight loss. By stimulating your body to reduce this inflammation, your body can focus more on losing weight. 

It Can Balance Your Hormones. An imbalance in your hormone levels can have seriously negative effects on your body, including weight fluctuations and difficulty with weight loss. So, by triggering certain acupuncture points in your body that are related to hormone production, an acupuncturist can help you regulate your hormones and improve your general health. 

It Can Boost Your Metabolism. Your metabolism is very important when it comes to weight loss. Your pituitary gland is one of the key parts of your body that correlates to your metabolism rate and, by stimulating it, you could potentially improve your metabolism. With a better metabolism rate, your body will have an easier time burning fat. 

It Can Reduce Your Appetite. Some people have found that acupuncture has reduced their appetite. Naturally, if you feel the need to consume fewer calories, you’ll have an easier time losing weight. 

It Can Improve Your Mental Health, Which Can Help You Fight Unhealthy Urges. Losing weight isn’t just a physical battle, especially if you struggle with unhealthy tendencies when dealing with food. Many people turn to food when dealing with stress or anxiety because food can be a quick way to comfort yourself when you’re upset. 

Therefore, if you find other ways to deal with your negative emotions, you could turn to food less. Acupuncture can be a great experience that helps you let go of stress and centre your soul. If you manage to cope with your negative emotions through holistic acupuncture, you may have an easier time resisting the urge to overeat.

What You Can Do To Effectively Boost Your Chances Of Losing Weight

Of course, professional acupuncture can clearly help you with weight loss, but you should never rely on it alone to melt away your extra fat. Instead, you should do your best to incorporate acupuncture’s benefits into your weight loss plan. 

For example, as you enjoy acupuncture’s benefits, also make sure to make healthy lifestyle changes that’ll improve your health and help you lose some weight. Get regular exercise, make healthy choices, resist the urge to go to food when you’re stressed and so on. At Happipuncture, we also have registered weight management coaches to help you better understand how and why we gain weight and what is the best way to successfully reach and maintain your goal.


  • Acupuncture and thread embedding has plenty of wonderful benefits that can aid in weight loss.
  • Acupuncture and thread embedding can help both your mental and physical health, which both have an effect on your ability to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Try to make lifestyle changes, as well as go to helpful acupuncture sessions, to further help you lose weight. Staying active and eating right is key when you want to lose weight. 

Where To Go For Soothing, Beneficial Acupuncture Treatments In New Zealand

At Happipuncture, we are happy to offer our excellent acupuncture services to our valued clients. Our well-trained acupuncturists will do their best to hear what you’re struggling with to target areas of your body that need stimulation. Whether you’re fighting bodily pains, you want to lose weight or you just want to enjoy a lovely relaxing session, we’re here for you. 

Of course, everyone is different, and your case may be different from someone else’s. We would love to have a talk with you to figure out the best route for you to take. To speak with our team, please visit our contact page or call us at 09-2182992.

Boost your general health and live your best life with us at Happipuncture.