Obesity

OBESITY

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. It is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. It is mostly preventable through a combination of social changes and personal choices. Changes to diet and exercising are the main treatments. It is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children. In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese. Obesity is more common in women than men.

Reason of Obesity

  • Consuming too many calories.
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Not sleeping enough.
  • Endocrine disruptors, such as some foods that interfere with lipid metabolism.
  • Lower rates of smoking.
  • Meditations that make patients put on weight.

Acupressure guideline for Obesity

Proper identification of the specific pressure points of the body and then stimulating them by massaging gently, applying pressure or tapping them is the process.

  • It is very important to locate the pressure points associated with weight loss. There are more than thousand of points on our body.
  • If you are a beginner you may need to refer to the reflexology maps to get habituated with the various pressure points which are related to weight loss.
  • Proper identification of the specific pressure points of the body and then stimulating them by massaging gently, applying pressure or tapping them is the process.

Acupressure or Anti Obesity Medications

Drugs which are available as anti obesity medications control the weight of a person by changing the metabolism of the body on account of changed food habits. There are unavoidable side effects when we use these medications and the results are reversible and temporary in nature. Even doctors prescribe them as the last resort to address the menace of obesity. Prior to using these drugs, other treatment techniques like dieting and physical exercises are tried out. Mostly these weight loss diets themselves work by altering the way our body works and it take a long time to restore normalcy.

Acupressure is a natural treatment technique with no side effects. Its effectiveness is time-tested and does not involve the use of any chemical. As a result, it does not pose any threat to the normal functioning of the body. Some chemicals used in the preparation of anti-obesity drugs work by altering the function of hormones in the body. It is for these very reasons that we should prefer Acupressure over anti-obesity drugs.

However, in certain health conditions like heart problems, skin infections or even during pregnancy, it is advisable to take the opinion of the physician before going ahead with it.