With all the chocolates, cookies, and fine meals, it’s a wonder anyone manages to enter the New Year without the need to buy a whole new wardrobe! Fortunately, it seems that with each holiday season come numerous articles on tips for eating lightly at parties, exercising the right way, and holiday recipes for the weight-conscious home chef.
For candidates who are serious about weight-loss goals, it seems that options for methods, procedures, and guides are endless. While it can be unfortunate that society is so focused on weight, one of the upsides is that there is a health center, book, and weight loss professional for everyone—no matter what the weight-loss goal, specific needs, or budget of the individual.
Many women and men these days are looking to holistic methods for overall health, as well as weight loss. As holistic and alternative therapies gain popularity, acupuncture and laser therapies are increasingly used to help patients lose weight. One time-tested weight loss procedure that is gaining popularity combines alternative approaches by stimulating acupuncture points in the ear. The method has been shown to be 84% to 95% effective allowing for variables in the studies. Centers for holistic approaches to health and wellness, such as ALPS Medical Center in Los Angeles, offer this procedure. ALPS is run by Dr. Abraham Ishaaya, who is not only the Medical Director there but also teaches residents and fellows at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is part of the UCLA School of Medicine. Treatments take 20-30 minutes and are done over a three to six-week period.
With credentials and results like these, the method is bound to attract ongoing attention in the coming years. Hopefully methods like this will eventually make weight loss easier and more natural for individuals everywhere.