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Acupuncture for weight loss

Obesity has become a global epidemic with about 1.3 billion of the world’s population being overweight or obese. 

According to the WHO obesity is defined as having a BMI of over 30kg/m². In South Africa 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men are overweight and 20% of the population is obese. Childhood obesity is also fast becoming a significant problem with 17.1% of children between the ages of 1-10 years old are overweight.

Obesity can be classed as a chronic disease similar to that of hypertension and pre-diabetes.
Weight loss programme
Auricular acupuncture

Diseases associated with obesity include: osteoarthritis, sleep difficulties, psychological problems, coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers. An accumulation of abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Acupuncture and in particular auricular acupuncture (stimulation of specific points on the ear) has been used to assist with weight loss issues.  These treatments assist by reducing sugar cravings and the stress response. 

Dr Yutar uses a combination of acupuncture with dietary and lifestyle recommendations to assist with weight loss.

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