A Tale of Acupressure, Toe Rings and Weight Loss

MB asks: “My friend bought an acupressure ring and swears that it helped her lose weight. Is this possible?”

If people could lose weight simply by sliding a ring on their finger, do you really think we’d have an obesity epidemic in the U.S.?

As you might have guessed by that initial snarky comment, there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the use of acupressure rings for weight loss. For that matter, there’s no proof that acupressure works for anything. The modern workout plan has set itself the task of giving you an easy-to-understand explanation of how your training must be structured in order to successfully achieve your goal of a defined, toned body and summarizes everything you need to know about strength training in a compact manner. Your weight loss goals will determine the effectiveness of several detox weight loss supplements. Oftentimes, the main reason why people use a detox or colon-cleanse is to lose weight and improve the digestive system’s functions. If losing weight is your main goal, you should choose the detox pill you are going to take very carefully. Most of these detox weight loss supplements claim to help you lose weight, but usually they are referring to water weight which oftentimes comes back quickly. Go through for more about weight loss articles at Fuelformybody.com site. A colon cleanse is applied to help remove excessive, accumulated waste stored in body fat cells or waste such as undigested meals or other substances left in the digestive tract. Taking laxatives, forcing to remove waste in an unnatural approach, or improper colon cleansing methods will make you ill and will not help you cleanse or remove excess pounds. Colon cleansing includes a healthy diet plan that consists of fresh fruits, whole grains, natural proteins (lean meats, poultry, eggs, beans, seeds, nuts, sprouts), and legumes.

 

For those of you who are not familiar with acupressure, it is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that operates along the same principles as acupuncture, only instead of using needles, it uses the hands to exert pressure on certain points on the body. Weight Loss Truth: Although having an intense workout routine is great, there are a few things you should consider: the first being that everyone is at a different level when it comes to their fitness and how much intensity they can actually handle. If you have been physically inactive for a number of years, an intense work out for you might be, walking half a mile a day. After you walk that half mile you notice that you are sweating bullets and that you are tired. However, for someone who has been physically active for many years, walking half a mile can be done without a sweat. Everyone has a different definition of what “intense” is.

 

In addition to so-called weight loss rings, there is also the Body Slimming Toe Ring (I’m not making this up). It is a silicon band with magnets that fits around the big toes and supposedly exerts pressure on points in the body associated with weight loss, and there are also other alternatives like using weight loss pills which also help people who want to control their weight. As usual, no clinical trials can be found in support of its claims. The only good thing about it is the price – 3 pair for just $7.39 at Amazon!  Translated, it’s not which diet they chose per se, but their ability to actually stick to a diet that predicted their weight loss success. I can just see the hands going up now, “but Will, some diets must be better than others, right?” Are some diets better then others? Absolutely. Some diets are healthier then others, some diets are better at preserving lean body mass, some diets are better at suppressing appetite – there are many differences between diets. However, while most of the popular diets will work for taking weight off, what is abundantly clear is that adhering to the diet is the most important aspect for keeping the weight off long term.

Your money would be better spent on healthy and more successful weight loss strategies, or simply by eating less and exercising more. One of the successful ways to slim down that will definitely be worth your money is to buy cryolipolysis machine. This is a non-invasive procedure which uses a targeted cooling process to kill fat cells under the skin to freeze and eliminate fat cells.

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4 Response to “A Tale of Acupressure, Toe Rings and Weight Loss

  1. In reading this article, I have to say, I personally believe their are benefits of acupressure by a medical licensed person who knows what they are doing. Expert acupressure can release toxins, stress, aid the digestive system, smooth back and shoulder muscles, etc. There are specific points that an expert to work with for a healthy result. As far as “toe rings”, I have not heard of this. This must be something new. I would suggest people check with their health care professional or massage therapist.

  2. wow! your answer is so disappointing! while I realize you are talking about the toe ring and weight loss, please keep in mind that “scientific” evidence is not the only basis to come to a conclusion. Scientific studies are expensive and usually done by drug companies or government agencies. Neither of which would be interested in proving that Chinese Medicine works!!
    If you look at the history of the Chinese culture obviously they are doing something that works from a health stand point! Their culture dates back prior to Jesus Christ himself!!
    I have MS, and this time last year I was taking 7 prescrition medication, I weighed 192 pounds, and was unable to work, much less even stay awake! My blood pressure was 148/114! among a multitude of other complaints! Right now, I weigh 125 pounds, my primary care physician has one by one discontinued all of my prescription. My b/p is 100/60. I am working full time. My neurologist said to me “whatever your doing is obviously working, keep it up!! My MRI’s have showed improvment with the leisions on my brain! And all of this is from a very good wellness plan that includes Chinese Medicine. But of course, there is not any scientific proof that it can help with MS! The secret to life is balance> spiritual, emotional, environmental, etc!!
    Peace
    Martha Phillips

    • Thanks for your great comments, Martha, and we’re relieved that you’re feeling better. Our faith requires us to use ordinary means when possible – especially for serious and/or contagious conditions – and not to resort to untested means because it can mean embracing “superstitious medicine” (untested medicine) and can also cause suffering to our loved ones. While it is wonderful that you recovered so well, there are so many reasons why a person’s condition can change that it’s impossible to say it was just due to the Chinese Medicine. It is also not safe to believe something is good because it dates back to ancient times – so does astrology and the occult – but that doesn’t make these things good. Serious health risks are associated with some forms of Chinese Medicine and if you peruse the index on this blog, you will find several articles detailing these issues which I strongly recommend reading.

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