Losing Weight: The Struggle Is Real

If you’ve ever tried a low-calorie, low-fat, low carbohydrate diet or weight loss supplement that didn’t lead to success, you are in the company of millions of Americans that find losing weight to be frustrating, with many highs and lows. While social outlets market weight loss remedies as “pre-packaged” deals, they often end in failure.

When it comes to losing weight, the struggle is real. So, before you buy into the next sure weight loss winner, think about the following alternative therapies:

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Recognized as an ancient healing method for pain, headaches, stroke, or certain addictions, Acupuncture is also believed to play a role in weight loss through restoring balance. This idea is based upon the flow of energy throughout the body. Blockages in the energy flow lead to imbalances, with strong ties to obesity.

Like Acupuncture, Acupressure targets pressure points on the body, though without the use of needles. In the same way, Acupressure emphasizes the importance of balance.


The word “Hypnosis” may have you imagining dramatic TV depictions, but when performed by well-trained hypnotists for medical reasons, it is an effective means of helping patients enter deep relaxation. Under hypnosis, the hypnotist can suggest and encourage patients to make more beneficial choices, such as healthy eating.


Originating in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is an old medical approach using specialized diets, massage, and herbs. As with Acupuncture and Acupressure, this alternative remedy emphasizes balance with special consideration to the nervous system. In essence, Ayurveda is more of a lifestyle of daily habits including drinking hot water with lemon to aid in digestion, meditation, simple yoga, and natural herbs.

While these unconventional methods may warrant more research, one thing is certain—there’s not a one size fits all when it comes to weight loss. With many working connections in the body to consider, patients achieve greater success through a multi-faceted approach.

Dr. Michael Rorick at Houston Health and Wellness is passionate about helping patients reach optimal health by identifying and treating root causes through alternative means. Dr. Rorick understands the struggle that patients experience when attempting to lose weight with conventional methods. If you are ready to throw in the towel on your weight loss journey, call Houston Health and Wellness today. A customized weight loss plan based on your body’s specific needs and biochemistry will help you regain balance, resulting in better control of your weight.

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