Many people are finding that they can count on auricular therapy for weight loss. This unique treatment focuses on curbing addictive eating and strengthening will power.

Obesity is a global health issue. According to the latest OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the United States tops the list of the world’s most obese countries with 34% of the adult population classified as obese. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases such as Type-2 diabetes, heart related diseases, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and more.

There are many types of weight loss programs, but one that has caught the attention of health experts for its effectiveness is auricular therapy. This unique treatment focuses on curbing addictive eating and strengthening will power.

How Auricular Therapy Works

Obesity can be usually the result of overeating, the lack of physical exercise and a sedentary lifestyle. Genetic factors, hormone imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, and aging can also cause obesity. Anxiety and depression also make people overeat, leading to uncontrollable weight gain. Dieting can help, but controlling the appetite is difficult. This is where auriculotherapy treatment can help.

This remarkable therapy is based on a combination of Western and Chinese theories relating to the human ear. These theories are based on links that specific points on the outer ear or auricle have with the central nervous system. The first step in a professional auricular therapy program would be a thorough patient evaluation. The auricle is then searched to locate the correspondence to the cause of a suspected or existing disease or disorder. For instance, if the problem is thyroid dysfunction, the physician will aim at locating the point on the auricle which corresponds to the thyroid. For obesity relating to depression, the area relating to the serotonin-producing parts of the brain are identified.

After identifying these nerve points, they are subject to light electrical stimulation to disrupt the messages to the brain that stimulate overeating. In addition to managing physiological elements to control the appetite, this novel therapy improves overall stomach organ function, and reduces the anxiety, nervousness and restlessness associated with weight loss. A typical session lasts about 30 minutes.

Locate the Right Healthcare Center

The best place for auricular therapy is at a professional multi-specialty healthcare center with physicians who are experts in the treatment. At the right health care center, you are provided with guidance on diet control and support all through the program to achieve your goal of weight loss and improved health. At the right center, you are assured of personalized care in a private and comfortable environment.

Author's Bio: 

Igor Stiler is a medical consultant at HealthQuest, an established multi-specialty health care center based in Brooklyn, New York. The auriculotherapy we recommend for smoking cessation program is FDA approved, and a safe and effective medical treatment.