Acupuncture for weight loss

Sick of all those fad diets and the rollercoaster weight loss journey you can’t seem to get off? Acupuncture is a healthy and proven way to lose weight.

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Photo: Acupuncture works with the body’s biological intelligence to lose weight.

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is an ancient method of healing where fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body that are located on pathways of circulating energy called meridians.

Your body is clever and it knows how to heal itself. Acupuncture facilitates this mechanism of self healing by sending signals to the brain that direct the flow of blood and nutrients and by stimulating the body’s own chemical responses.

Does it really work for weight loss?

Clinical trials have shown that when acupuncture is combined with lifestyle changes and exercise, a person can lose more weight than by just using either conventional medicine, or lifestyle changes alone.*

Basically, trying out acupuncture for weight loss is worth a go!

How can acupuncture help me lose weight?

Acupuncture uses your body’s own biological intelligence acupuncture to help you lose weight. It:

  • Balances hormones
  • Addresses gastrointestinal or metabolic conditions
  • Reduces cravings and increasing satiety (feeling full)
  • Boosts energy for exercise
  • Regulates sleep patterns
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps with emotional healing
  • Improves motivation
  • Clears brain fog.

What can I expect from my acupuncture treatments?

Your treatment is specifically tailored to your individual needs. We encourage an open and honest discussion about your current health and medical history.

From this information we will offer you a complete diagnosis and explanation of your current health status. Together we will set goals and develop strategies that will transform your life without upheaving it.

About our acupuncturist

Aleisha Rasheed is focused on helping her clients to achieve long term weight loss – she is qualified and experienced as an acupuncturist and a personal trainer. She educates clients and empowers them with the knowledge to overcome their obstacles without restrictive diets so  they can live the amazing life they deserve.

Aleisha combines her knowledge of western science with acupuncture and Chinese medicine to gain a thorough understanding of her client’s individual needs – and guides them through every step of the weight loss journey.

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How do I get started?

Contact us to get started on your healthy journey to long-term weight loss.


*Cho SH, Lee JS, Thabane L, Lee J. Acupuncture for obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Feb; 33(2): 183-96