Jul 28, 2014

Acupuncture Offers Healthy Alternative For Weight Loss

Lisa's approach to health is holistic and integrative, meaning that her treatments take into account many factors.

Acupuncture Offers Healthy Alternative For Weight Loss

Licensed Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist Lisa Knickmeyer's approach to health is holistic and integrative. 

Obesity, which is one of the health crises facing Western society, is notoriously difficult to manage. While medications may be effective, safe treatments for obesity have been difficult to find. In fact, several Western drug therapies have been pulled from the market by the FDA due to serious adverse reactions, including fatal events and the development of medically serious conditions. While surgical treatments are growing in popularity, they also carry substantial risks.

The data analyzed in Obesity Reviews this month indicates that non-traditional treatments may be both safer and more effective than traditional medical therapies. When compiled, data from 49 studies on Chinese Herbal Medicine, 44 on acupuncture and 3 which used both techniques yielded results demonstrating that these treatments are as effective or more effective than either control or traditional Western drugs such as sibutramine, fenfluramine, and orlistat. In addition, the study showed that those who underwent non-traditional treatment for obesity were less likely to regain the weight.

Lisa's treatments take into account the presenting symptoms along with the patient's basic constitution, Wester medical findings, lifestyle and diet, as well as emotional and environmental factors.

Lisa Knickmeyer is part of the 'Veronica Skin & Body Care Center' located at 24955 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite B101, Malibu, California 90265.

The 'Veronica Center' has been serving the community of Malibu and bringing Malibu the best of Health and Wellness for over 33 years. Lisa's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday though Friday. You can reach Lisa Knickmeyer by calling her at 310-614-2003 or 310-456-8883.

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