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A new holistic weight-loss program, offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital, is available to individuals in the community who are looking for a way to lose weight naturally. The program is modeled after the Planetree philosophy of personalized care, and promotes healing and well being in all dimensions.
“The acupuncture weight-loss program at Sharp Coronado is beneficial because it gets to the root of understanding why we gain weight, crave certain foods and have a difficult time getting motivated to exercise,” says Char Self, licensed acupuncturist at Sharp Coronado Hospital. “By exploring Eastern and Western perspectives, the program has created a variety of healthy weight-loss tactics that a participant can continue to benefit from over time.”
According to Self, acupuncture used in combination with traditional Chinese medicine addresses the physiological and psychological aspects of weight loss. The process can promote better digestion, lessen emotional mood swings, alleviate back pain, eliminate food cravings, improve metabolism and reduce appetite.
During the eight-week program, participants attend acupuncture/ear tack sessions with a licensed acupuncturist, and receive information about techniques to reduce stress, foods to eat to keep weight off and fast and easy recipes for healthy weight loss. They also learn about cortisol and its relation to weight gain, the “mind-food connection” and more.
Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Place
Coronado, CA 92118
For More Information
To obtain program dates or to learn more about this and other available holistic healing services, please contact Sharp Coronado Hospital’s Motion Center at 619-522-3729.