Weight Loss | Center for Integrative Medicine, Aventura, Miami, Fl
Acupuncture Aventura Weight Loss

If you struggle with your weight, you’re not alone. According the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, and there are at least 300 million clinically obese individuals.


  • Acupuncture works to control weight on various levels.
  • Cravings in the body are often due to a lack of endorphins. Acupuncture can help to balance out the cravings by helping the body to release to release endorphins.
  • Through the release of endorphins, the stress hormone can also be neutralized.
  • Acupuncture can support the body to generate an efficient digestive process.
 People seeking to address their weight concerns are turning to acupuncture as a natural and effective way to approach weight loss.
 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine take a holistic, or whole-body approach, to health. This ancient form of healthcare works to restore the balance and flow of the body’s Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy. 
 At the completion of your visit, your acupuncturist will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and an explanation of your treatment plan. Your treatments will focus on correcting any underlying imbalances in your body and will help support you in reaching your weight loss goals.
 Based on your unique symptoms, your acupuncturist will choose to concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs. For example, restoring balance to the flow of Qi in the Stomach can help promote good digestion and suppress an overactive appetite. Emotional issues, such as anxiety and stress, both of which can lead to overeating, can be addressed by balancing the Liver.

 Traditional diagnosis has been used by acupuncturists successfully for thousands of years and we continue to use these techniques to establish the most effective acupuncture treatments for our patients. Advances in technology allow us to use very sophisticated diagnostic methods to support the acupuncture diagnosis and to effectively use other integrative techniques.

 For the patients with weight problems we use several lab tests to determine bio chemical barriers to successful weight loss. Among those tests are: tests for hormonal imbalance, a computerized analysis of blood chemistry to determine specific nutritional deficiencies and imbalances and test for neurotransmitter (brain chemicals) status. We also use: computer imaging reflecting imbalances in the nervous system and acupuncture meridians and bioelectrical computer screening to select most effective nutritional supplements.

  In case of weight problems our integrative approach to treatment includes acupuncture to affectively control appetite, balance hormones, reduce cravings and improve digestion. We combine acupuncture with traditional physical modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and heat therapy with latest therapeutic technologies: infrared sauna and cold therapy. Along with therapies, we individually select and use the most effective herbal and homeopathic remedies to assist in treatment. This reduces total amount of treatments needed and the total cost. We also use safe and affective injections of special fat burning formulas. This approach allows us quickly and affectively reduce excessive weight for our patients and allow them to maintain results for a long time.