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Complementary Therapies for achieving Weight Loss
Obesity is becoming an ever increasing problem and it has been estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there are over 1 billion overweight adults and in excess of 300 million clinically obese people worldwide.
Alternative therapies have become an increasingly popular alternative treatment for obesity, weight loss and weight management.

Therapies that can help in losing Weight

Therapists that offer Weight Loss Therapies and advice.

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Weight Loss Tips and Benefits

Harmful effects of obesity


If you are selecting an alternative therapy for treating obesity and an attempt at weight loss it is important you discuss with the therapist if the therapy is suitable for you and it is always recommended that an individual talk with a doctor or another health care provider before starting any weight loss plan. It is important to bear in mind that when using any treatment, weight loss should be gradual and it may take months for a person to reach their goal.



Therapies than can help with weight loss.

Acupuncture for weight loss has become a very popular and effective tool in helping many people with their struggle to lose weight effectively.

Acupuncturists use extremely fine metal needles that are inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear thes triggers the release of endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety, all of which can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. Endorphins also affect the digestive and hormonal systems which acupuncture therapy can help rebalance.
Acupuncture can be a good complementary therapy to your current weight loss program or diet and will even help you reduce your stress, frustrations and anxiety – feelings that every dieter undergoes throughout the process.The same feelings also trigger overeating which is one of the major hurdles that one must face when it comes to dieting.
If you are considering using acupuncture for weight loss and future weight control then you should make a consultation with an accredited acupuncturist offering weight control therapy.In your first session, the acupuncturist will be asking you some questions in regards to your eating patterns and you should always inform the acupuncturist if you are undergoing digestive difficulties.These discussions are very important so that the acupuncturist would be able to choose the right acupuncture pressure points for you in order that the acupuncture for weight loss would be effective.

Acupuncture makes no use of drugs or medicines but is sometimes used in conjunction wih herbal therapies and has been successful therapy in helping many people stop smoking

Ayerverdic Therapy
Ayurveda, is the healing system of India, and suggests specific foods be eaten depending on your body type, which are known as pitta, vatta or kapha.
In Sanskrit pitta refers to the fire type who have metabolism, heat and transformation dominating which gives them active minds, always trying to learn and digest new things both mentally and physically.
Vitta refers to the air principle, these body types have lightness, quickness and flexibility in most aspects of their lives.

Kapha is known in Sanskrit as the earth type indicating more mass and structure and tending to be easy going, nurturing while slower in both body and mind, they also tend to accumulate when under stress.
In Ayurveda underweight and overweight are signs that these systems are out of balance, which can happen irrespective of how much or how little food you eat. Weight control problems happen when your food intake is not balanced by a proper digestion or metabolism.

The Ayurvedic approach to achieving your ideal weight is based on taking a realistic look at your body type and what it can be, and then nourishing it back to natural health. It is about getting to know your body and becoming in tune with its rhythms.

Ayurveda teaches that one can lose weight in many ways. You have an option to choose from diets, massages and exercises

The use of hypnosis as an instrument to achieve weight loss and weight control has become very popular. Hypnotherapy
can induce a state of relaxation affecting both your body and mind. In this state the subconscious and conscious parts of the mind start to work on the same concepts at the same time thus your mind becomes open to cleverly worded influences and suggestions which can reinforce your desire to lose weight and maintain a diet that is suitable to achieve this goal
Hypnotherapy will also help you stay mentally calmer, more physically relaxed and reduce any stress you may feel as a result of the pressures associated with trying to lose weight.

Often these weight loss sessions will include hypnotherapy techniques, including techniques teaching self-hypnosis, positive affirmations and suggestions. Often you will be given a weight loss tape or CD to take away enabling you to continue to reinforce the suggestions when required.

There are almost as many suggested ways of losing weight as there are calories in a beefburger. A course of hypnotherapy from a therapist who specialises in weight loss treatment has become the very popular and successful choice of people wishing to obtain weight reduction without the use of drugs or invasive surgery.
Dieting has seen a massive growth in popularity, with many people trying to acheive what they perceive as the right "body image", This popularity has, like always, attracted great commercial interest. We have all seen the massive growth in diet related book sales, "fad diets" and wonder drugs.
The use of hypnotherapy for weight loss takes a different approach, instead of being an appetite suppresant or forcing you to take more exercise, hypnotherapy encourages a change in behaviour patterns and a re-education of your unconcious mind.

It helps by encouraging you to change your diet habits, stops you snacking and increases your motivation to eat healthier foods.

It reinforces the idea that exercise can be enjoyable and desirable.


Water Therapy
Besides being a basic need to maintain life, water also helps to maintain good health, helping to cleanse your body and improve your body’s metabolism. By improving your metabolism rate you improve the burning of calories.
It is esimated that by drinking 15-18 glasses of water per day you can improve your body's metabolic rate by 40%, almost doubling the rate of burning calories.
Drinking water
is a very simple and inexpensive way of helping anyone to lose weight and has been used successfully by many people. Water, being a natural resource, supplies a non invasive drug free therapy to speed up the weight loss process, it also improves the renal performance, reducing the chances of kidney problems and can help maintain a youthful and healthy skin.

Laser Therapy
The use of Laser Therapy as an aid to weight loss is a relative new treatment available to help people successfully reinforce their weight loss regime.
Laser therapy is very similar to Acupuncture in concept but instead of using needles low level "cold lasers" are used to stimulate parts of the bodies surface mainly on the face, ears, hands and arms.It is a pain free and drug free solution usually requiring a relatively small number of sessions
The application of the low level lasers stimulates endorphins by concentrating them on certain areas of the body, cold, soft, non-invasive laser beams are directed at approximately 37 points on the body , this stimulation will help
suppress your appetite and cravings, enhance your current diet and exercise program decrease your appetite and speed up metabolism. Laser treatments are safe, non invasive and have an 85-94% success rate, although individual results may vary.
Laser treatment improves will power. It increases your energy levels and you will be motivated to eat smaller portions, stay away from sweets and increase your level of physical activity.

Laser therapy is not a diet, it’s simply an aid to accelerate weight loss.


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A guide to Complementary Therapy Weight Loss Specialists

Happiness From Within

153a Bath Road

TelNo: 07534911166

EmailAddress: donna@happinessfromwithin.co.uk

Fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist helping with anxiety, quit smoking, weight loss, sleep disorders, phobias, free initial consultation

Area: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Elise De Viell Hypnotherapy

41 Highbridge Road
Burnham on Sea
TA 8 Ill

TelNo: 07795561905

EmailAddress: edvhypnotherapy@yahoo.co.uk

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
Free yourself from past past problems.
Hypnotherapy can help with depression, anxiety, phobias, smoking, weight issues, insomnia and much more.

Contact me for a free initial consultation and CD

Area: Somerset
Towns: Burnham on Sea, Bridgwater, Taunton

The Therapy Centre
Centaurus Clinic
Innovation Court
Yarm Rd. Stockton on tees

TelNo: 0753342704

EmailAddress: hgproperties@hotmail.com

Counselling and Psychotherapy. Clinical Hypnotherapy for weight loss and stop smoking, stress and anxiety. Phobias. Pain. Hypnobirth for a calm controlled reduced pain birth.
Helping people to help themselves to a better life

Area: Teesside and Durham
Towns: Stockton on tees, Middlesbrough

Paul Green Healthcare Ltd
Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire

TelNo: 079817687606

EmailAddress: paulgreenplt@gmail.com


I am a Certified Master Hypnotist with a Full Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, since 2006 I continued Professional Development with Higher Advanced Certificates: Certified Weight Loss Specialist, Hypnosis and Pain Management Specialist, Hypnosis and Sports Performance Specialist, Stop Smoking Specialist.

Area: Somercotes
Town: Alfreton

Mind Matters Clinical Hypnotherapy
The Stables
Upper Marehay
Derbyshire DE5 8JG

TelNo: 01773 746502

EmailAddress: jane@mindmattersweb.co.uk

Extremely effective for Weight Loss, Fears and Phobias, Smoking Cessation, Panic Attacks and so much more. Usually only one session of 1.5 hours needed for the aformentioned issues. HERE TO HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE!

Area: Derbyshire
Town: Ripley

Westcliff Parade

TelNo: 01702-529-919 01702-529-919

EmailAddress: LifeFluency@resourceful.com

Stop Smoking, Manage Your Weight
Banish Phobia
Work Through Loss And Bereavement
We Can Help You And More...
Attain The Life You Want


TelNo: 0870 7650601


Peter Gilmour is a fully-qualified, Master Hypnotist with an advanced diploma from the British Academy of Hypnosis. Peter offers individual or group hypnotherapy sessions for a range of issues including sports improvement, stop smoking, lose weight, fears and phobias, confidence, pain relief, stress relief, pass exams etc

Harness Your Mind 
Herefordshire HR1 4EP
TelNo: 01432 851059
Stress Management
Meridian Energy Therapies For help with Fears,Phobias,Stress,Anxiety,Unwanted Habits and much much more

Your Quest 4 Tranceformation
7 The Green
Nr. Baldock

TelNo: 07967 709369


I am a qualified cognitive hypnotherapist, master NLP practitioner. I can help you overcome issues involving confidence and self esteem, fears, phobias, unwanted habits, compulsions, stress, panic, anxiety, improving performance, weight loss, depression, trauma, smoking cessation, managing pain and fighting disease and more

Area: Newnham
Town: Nr. Baldock, Herts.

BeFreewithEFT with Grace DaSilva-Hill
Station Road
Charing - Ashford
Kent TN27 0JA

TelNo: 07590 524795

EmailAddress: gracehomeopath2@aol.com

EFT "often works when nothing else will". Powerful life transformations in physical and emotional health. Safe and effective in building confidence, healing traumas/ phobias, stop smoking, manage weight successfully etc. Experienced registered advanced practitioner/trainer and supervisor. EFT courses

Area: Kent
Town: Charing - Ashford

Ivan Lawrence Hypnotherapy 
The Lawns Business Centre
The Lawns
Hinckley LE10 1DY


Ivan Lawrence Hypnotherapy has helped people STOP SMOKING (in just one session); LOSE WEIGHT; overcome Stress/Panic; deal with PHOBIAS eg Flying; and much much more...CALL NOW for a FREE discussion on how Ivan could HELP YOU. Ivan is a member of the GHR and GHSC so you can proceed with confidence. Activate Your Healing Power and Release Your Potential NOW

The Alternative Centre
25 Braybrooks Way
Moulton Chapel

TelNo: 0870 080 1830

Hypnotherapy for Birthing and Fertility, Critical Illness,smoking, Weight Loss, Reiki and Life Coaching
I can help you live a longer and happier life

ClearVision Holistic Therapies
35 Eastgate
Lincs LN11 9NH

TelNo: 07534 125 889 or 01507 602636


Ellen offers a confidential and compassionate professional service offering: Life Coaching to help you achieve your goals; Stress Management help with everyday or work related stress and Clinical Hypnotherapy to stop smoking,deal with fears, confidence building,bullying, stress, anxiety or weight issues.

Areas: Louth, Grimsby, Boston

By Appointment Only. Located within the Jigsaw Counselling premises and above Wrights Booksellers. Healing therapies entered separately. New Business.

Peter Salisbury. Cognitive Hypnotherapist
Maida Vale
Harley Stree
Central Londont

TelNo: 08450522795


Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist.
Specialist services: 'Personal Lifestyle Enhancement program'. Also: Phobias,emotional problems,habits,Stress,confident childbirth,stop smoking and weight loss.

Sarah McCready Hypnotherapy
Elsing, Dereham,
NR20 3EN

TelNo: 01362 637560


Sarah McCready offers a confidential and caring approach to Hypnotherapy and NLP. Specialising in Anxiety and Stress,Confidence, Weight Management, IBS, Smoking and many other emotional and health problems.
Sarah McCready is also a practicing Registered Nurse.

Area: Elsing, Dereham, Norwich

The Alternative Centre
25 Braybrooks Way
Moulton Chapel
TelNo: 0870 080 1830

Hypnotherapy for Birthing and Fertility, Critical Illness,smoking, Weight Loss, Reiki and Life Coaching
I can help you live a longer and happier life

Top floor
4 High Cleeves Barn
Over Norton,
Chipping Norton
Hypnotherapy stop smoking, lose weight hypnosis and hypnotherapy for stress management, weight loss

Creativeself Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Oxford. Hypnosis for Smoking, weight loss, Anxiety, phobias, fertility, HypnoBirthing, Past life regression and much more...

71 Mayshade Road
EH20 9HL

TelNo: 0131 440 2989 or 07724741570


:I offer sympathetic Hypnotherapy interventions and Counselling for a variety of common issues, including weightloss, birthing, anxiety, IBS, phobias, stop smoking etc. Call me for a "no obligation" chat about your concern. I'll be happy to listen and help.

Area: Central Scotland

Town: Edinburgh, Loanhead

Lichfield Hypnotherapy Clinic
5 Carmichael Close
WS14 9YW
Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis to assist people to Stop Smoking , help with Weight Control and Life Coaching

keith travis hypnotherapy
14 Quinnell Way
Suffolk NR32 4WL

TelNo: 01502732247

EmailAddress: keithtravis@talktalk.net

Help with Phobias, Give up smoking,Weight loss, depression,anxiety,sleep problems

Area: Lowestoft

Towns: Lowestoft,Great Yarmouth,Beccles

Scarborough Hypnotherapy Practice   
1st Floor, 29-31 Falsgrave Road
North Yorkshire
YO12 5EA

TelNo: 01723 506013
North Yorkshire's Leading Specialist
Helping clients to: QUIT Smoking LOSE Weight CONTROL Fears BANISH Stress BUILD Confidence, and much more.
Alan Gray is one of the UK's most qualified practitioners

S W Hypnotherapy
3 Mill Parade

TelNo: 07429495974


Professional hypnotherapy and pure hypnoanalysis assisiting with weight, addictions,anger,phobias anxieties,quit smoking and much more

Town: Pillgwennly
Area: Newport



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Weight Loss Books

Scores of self-help books and booklets have been written on the subject and have proved to be very successful, we have included some that will help you in your quest to lose weight.




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Weight Loss Tips and Benefits

  • Initially you should find what should be your healthy weight according to your height then set a period of perhaps 3 - 6 months for achieving the weight loss goal.
  • Try to aim for a slow and steady but healthy weight loss target.
  • Record this weight loss goal on your calender. .
  • Keep a diary of how many calories you are consuming each day, it is important to ensure you burn more calories everyday, than the amount of calories you are consuming.
  • Try not to check your weight every day but do so every weekend.
  • Avoid missing breakfast. the body needs it.Try starting your breakfast with fruits, fruit juices without any added sugar, or cereals. Even a light breakfast will reduce your need to binge later in the day.
  • Eat sensible main meals avoiding any junk food, fried foods, high calorie foods
  • Always follow a balanced diet, when attempting a weight loss program. Include a lot of fruits in your diet, lots of raw vegetables and salads try to include a lot of fibre rich foods as they help remove fat from the body. Lists of fibre rich foods are readily available.
  • It is important not to snack between meals
  • Try to avoid eating for at least an hour before going to bed
  • Try to substitute fruits like; bananas, apples, plums, peaches, and oranges for sugary treats like; bicuits and sweets.
  • Substitute honey for sugar, and carob powder for chocolate in all recipes. These taste just as good.
  • Avoid eating any processed foods and sugary drinks.
  • The aim of a weight loss program should be a healthy weight loss, so avoid starving yourself which could cause nutrition deficiencies. Starving yourself has the effect of slowing down your metabolism.
  • The aim of a weight loss program should be a healthy weight loss, so avoid starving yourself which could cause nutrition deficiencies. Starving yourself has the effect of slowing down your metabolism.
  • Eat foods that inrease your metabolism;- Vitamin B is great metabolism booster, take supplements or eat vitamin B rich foodstuffs like eggs, spinach, beans also grapefruit and nuts are all great metabolim boosters
  • Eat foods that inrease your metabolism;- Vitamin B is great metabolism booster, take supplements or eat vitamin B rich foodstuffs like eggs, spinach, beans also grapefruit and nuts are all great metabolim boosters
  • If you find some foodstuffs are are helping better than others to speed up your metabolism, then use them more.
  • Try to take more exercise start with 1/2 hour each day
  • Try joining a gym or using some exercise equipment at home.
  • Use exercise workouts that help to burn calories fast. These include running, skipping and swimming.
  • Take small measure such as walking or cycling short journeys, avoid lifts and elevators use stairs when available.

There is nothing stopping you from losing weight except yourself. Remove the "I can't do anything about my weight problem" mindset and start losing pounds today!



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Harmful effects of being overweight

Weighing too much may increase your risk of developing various health problems. If your body mass index (BMI) indicates that you are overweight or obese, you may be at risk for many of obesity's health effects. These include:-

  • Heart attacks are a major risk for overweight or obese people.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Fatty liver disease (also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH)
  • Obesity is associated with the development of osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, back, and knees.
  • It increases the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus.
  • Gallstones are common in overweight and obese persons.
  • Can cause fatty liver disease (also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH)
  • Increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Gout can often result from being overweight

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