Weight Loss
Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton

No Sweat Weight Loss Program

There is absolutely no better feeling in the world than putting YOU on top of your list and unlocking your true weight and optimal health!
Patients get exercise advice at The Center of Integrated Medicine

At The Center of Integrated Medicine, we offer a weight loss program that won’t leave you feeling deprived.  We know the importance of making sure the changes we recommend to our patients are easy to fit into their lifestyle. Change is not easy and we recognize that those patients that seek our care are typically at the end of the rope when it comes to failed diets and supplements and in general, just bad advise. Our No Sweat Weight Loss Program combines over 30 years of experience with respect to wholefood nutrition for health, physical health, emotional health, and empowering others to make positive changes in their life. We are successful because we make it our mission to help you succeed.

Our Approach is Different

We consider you an individual and in that no two people are the same so why would their nutritional programs be the same? We don’t believe in meal replacements and bags full of supplements that you pay lots of money for only to have you body not use them due to the unnatural chemical structure the supplements are made from.

What You Can Expect

Our focus is different, we don’t believe in weight loss without considering other areas of your health. We will do a comprehensive health history analysis to determine barriers to weight loss that you might be dealing with such as hormone imbalance, insulin resistance, digestive deficiencies, metabolic syndrome as well as others. We will take an in depth look at your current diet and assess areas of deficiency with respect to food categories, vitamins, and minerals. Once we have collected all of the information, we will develop a plan and then support you through the process.

Other Ways We Will Support You

Homeopathic Injection RemedyFor some the transition will be easy and for others you may need a little more support in the beginning. It really comes down to your state of health at the time we begin. One form of support is the use of injectable nutrients that are more accessible to the body as the substances do not have to pass through the digestive system thereby eliminating what is referred to as “first pass”.

Dr. Oz and Acupuncture Therapy for Weight Loss

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Of particular interest is the ability of acupuncture to influence obesity hormones. Dr. Oz Research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments increased ghrelin, a hormone that controls meal initiation and decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism.

The guiding principal is that acupuncture can power up any other weight control strategy by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, boosting metabolism, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.”

“The rationale for using acupuncture therapy for weight loss is based on the premise that weight gain could be the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the regulating center of the brain, called the hypothalamus” says Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The hypothalamus is responsible for maintaining “homeostasis” or functional balance that allows the body to run like a finely tuned instrument. It is the body’s dispatch center that regulates hormones and neuro-chemicals, and helps to control body temperature, circadian rhythm, thirst and hunger” according to Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Click here to read what Dr. Oz has to say about using Acupuncture to support weight loss.

Auriculo-Acupuncture, and easy technique to support weight loss programs

A popular form of acupuncture therapy for weight loss is the use of Auriculo-Acupuncture also known as ear acupuncture. This form of treatment is highly effective and furthering treatments while patient is out of the office in between treatments. Celebrities like Penelope Cruz enjoy the use of Auriculo-Acupuncture.

The following video with Dr. Adrian Larsen is an excellent introduction to the use of Ear Acupuncture (Auriculo-Acupuncture).

Bottom line, acupuncture combined with a well rounded approach to a patient’s health is safer, less costly, and more effective because it addresses the root causes of a persons health concerns, removes the barriers to healing while supporting the body’s ability to do something truly phenomenal… heal itself! Acupuncture has been removing the barriers to healing for thousands of years, and doing so without harm.