More than 60% of USA’s population is obese; basically 2 in 3 Americans are clinically overweight. The hectic life style that most people follow today has left no scope for exercise, and the situation has been further compounded by easy availability of high calorie junk food. The good news is that obesity and weight loss are concepts that are no longer alien to people the world over, and an ever increasing number of people have started using dietary control and other concepts for effective weight loss.
With so many weight loss techniques available, choosing the right weight loss method has become quite a challenge. One of the major problems with weight loss techniques is that more often than not there are various side effects to deal with. For example, non-surgical laser fat reduction techniques like diet suppressants and weight loss pills usually have side effects like stomach cramps and diarrhoea. In fact, the reason why conventional techniques like acupuncture are so popular with people is because there is no surgery involved, and as far as weight loss techniques go acupuncture is purely non-invasive.
Acupuncture is based on the ancient Chinese concept of pressure points. By stimulating particular pressure points, an acupuncture specialist can suppress the body’s urge to overeat and can help a person loose weight. In fact, acupuncture is used not just to suppress appetite, but acupuncture is also used to rid people from addictive habits like smoking. Although acupuncture is by and large effective, people have reported problems like pain and skin irritation after acupuncture therapy. The reason is obvious, acupuncture involves stimulating pressure points of the body by using needles.
A safer and relatively recent development is using lasers to stimulate the various acupuncture points of the body. Lasers have now become a viable replacement to needles, and laser weight loss therapy is now available all over the US. To begin with, the lasers used in laser weight loss therapy are certified safe by medical associations the world over, also laser weight loss therapy has shown considerably faster results when compared to acupuncture.
In addition to suppressing a person’s appetite, laser therapy also increases the metabolic rate of the body. A person benefits in more than one way from the laser therapy, and laser therapy is also being used for improving muscle tone. Although there is no conclusive scientific study that can certify laser therapy as 100% effective in inducing weigh loss, people have shown promising results after a few sessions of laser therapy. The biggest advantage by far is that there is no sterilization of equipment involved, and laser therapy is far more hypo allergic when compared to traditional acupuncture techniques.
No matter how good the surgeon, liposuction and similar surgical techniques almost always result in scarring. Laser therapy is a purely non invasive technique, and there is no surgery of any kind involved. One must remember that weight loss techniques like laser therapy alone cannot induce weight loss and weight loss has to be a combination of diet control, therapy and exercise to be effective.
Note: The content of this article solely conveys the opinion of its author, Curtis McCoy1