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I’m sure we’re all excited that summertime is almost here. In Monmouth County, we’re lucky to live in such close proximity to the beach and many of us spend a lot of our free time there once the weather gets hot enough.

Summer is also a time that many of us reassess our physical condition. Usually this is prompted by the need to wear a bathing suit in public—a daunting prospect for many people.

The good news is that there is still time to get into better physical shape, which is great for both your health and your appearance. Weight loss goals are important all year round, but skimpy summer clothing can be the perfect impetus that finally forces us toward a weight loss strategy.

A lot of people are unaware that holistic treatment can be a great way to jumpstart a weight loss program. In fact, weight loss programs that are the most effective usually incorporate a comprehensive approach that includes diet and other behavioral changes such as increasing physical activity. Acupuncture and chiropractic care can also help you to achieve your weight loss goals.

Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Chiropractic: Unfortunately, if you are having problems with your weight, it’s likely that your spine is misaligned. The spine was designed to carry a healthy amount of weight; when an additional load is added, it can lead to problems with posture and the alignment of the spine (which, in turn, can begin a vicious cycle of additional health problems and a worsening weight condition).

Routine chiropractic care is excellent for people trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. When the spine is properly aligned, the body is free to work as efficiently as possible. This can help resolve both your weight problems and other health conditions.

Acupuncture: As part of the Chinese medical tradition, acupuncture views weight loss problems as an imbalance of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are opposing forces that make up the body’s life force. They must be kept in constant balance in order for the body to work properly.

This treatment is also supportive in the weight loss process in that it produces a calming effect through the release of endorphins. This can help with the initial unpleasantness of beginning a new diet plan, which can be stressful and frustrating. Endorphins also affect digestion, the production of hormones, and your metabolism.

Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center

At our Red Bank, NJ office, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to many of your health care concerns. Our practice incorporates chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Please contact our office (click here to view our free consultation offer) if you are interested in building a weight-loss program that works.