What is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as a condition caused by excessive accumulation of fat in the human body. It has adverse effects on humans, leading to a reduced life expectancy and/or increased risk of getting various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type II, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis, asthma, etc.

How can Acupuncture help you Lose Weight?

Chinese Traditional Medicine can offer a long-lasting and lasting effect on obesity. It offers solutions to problems of metabolic disorders, and bulimia. With Medical Acupuncture we achieve a change in the eating behavior of the overweight patient, resulting in a decreased feeling of hunger, and an increased feeling of satiety.

It is worth noting that obesity can occur not only due to a health problem, but also due to emotional disorders. This is one of the reasons why it is most often observed in our times – if we consider the stresses of everyday life and the changes that contemporary man has to face, we understand the difficulty of following a proper and stable diet, in order to lose the desired weight. That goes without saying, since weight loss requires a healthy lifestyle combined with exercise and good psychology.

This is where Medical Acupuncture beneficially intervenes, by affecting the psychological and psychopathological factors of nutritional behavior, such as:

  • Psychological hunger
  • The psychological effects of dietary restriction (anxiety, depression, irritation, aggression)
  • Craves for specific foods such as sweets, or pasta
  • Increase of basic metabolism’s rate (which is usually low in people often subjected to slimming diets).

Nowadays, Medical Acupuncture is used increasingly, with the purpose to achieve the desired weight loss. The process involves stimulation of the main nerves, the energy centers, and specific parts of the body, well recognized by the specialized Acupuncturist. This stimulation leads to a therapeutic function.

In the process of weight loss by Acupuncture, the Acupuncturist focuses on the thyroid gland, the stomach, the mouth, the spleen and the endocrine system in general, aiming at hormonal recovery. This affects the metabolism, the appetite for food and the digestion, leading them to their normalcy.

What Acupuncture promises

Medical Acupuncture promises to help with topical fat, with cellulite and limpness, resulting in reduction of centimeters – always depending on the area in which treatment is applied.

How’s Αcupuncture conducted?

The doctor/acupuncturist initially receives from the patient a detailed medical history, and the corresponding method is selected accordingly. A certain number of sessions are then decided, and acupuncture is implemented either all through the body, or topically.

What else do I need to know?

Acupuncture can be combined with Electroacupuncture as well as Otoacupuncture (Ear- Acupuncture).

The treatment is painless, and each session lasts 25-30 minutes. With regard to the frequency of the sessions, this is individualized according to each patient’s health issue. In every case, our doctor also makes specific diet suggestions and recommendations, along with guidelines for a healthier daily routine.

That is, along with a healthier diet, unhealthy habits such as smoking, are controlled or minimized. Physical activity, adequate and good sleep, and stress management, are recommended and encouraged.

Acupuncture treatment is completely safe, there are no contraindications, and can be performed to all ages. In this way, the metabolism and eating behavior are permanently changed, thus leading to a stable result.

Acupuncture Institute

125-127 Kifisias Ave

Ampelokipi –  Athens, Greece

Cosmos Business Center, Offices 536 – 538

Telephone: +30 210 69 10 402

E-mail: contact[at]velonismos-iatrikos.gr


At our Institute, in the period of Covid-19, we care about your safety and we implement all the prescribed health protocols of  the Greek Ministry of Health and the Infectious Diseases Commission of EODY.