Ever had one of those people around you who are afraid of needles or sharp objects?
Are you one of them? Well here’s a new piece of information that will make you think twice about needles. A recent acupuncture study showed that one to five acupuncture points in the ear can help lower your BMI level.
For those who are not familiar with the term acupuncture and BMI level, acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment method that involves insertion of thin needles through the skin at a strategic point in the body. BMI level on the other hand is an abbreviation of body mass index and it is a measure of relative weight based on an individual’s mass and height.
Acupuncturists believe that nerve points in our body or “Chi” (as Chinese tradition calls it) that flows through our body, can be rebalanced by inserting needles into specific nerve points.
Along with that, the way acupuncture can help lower BMI level is because acupuncturists picture ears as a curled up fetus with its head pointing downwards and, with that in mind, needles are inserted into the nerve points that represent stomach, spleen, hunger, endocrine and shenmen. As a result this will trigger the specific nerve points which will re-balance your body.
There are many different ways acupuncture can be used to re-balance or heal your body. So look out for more information about ways acupuncture can help us, and remember “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”