Take a traditional approach to healing. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) take a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. According to TCM, the reasons why people gain weight, or find it difficult to lose weight, are numerous. The World Health Organization (WHO), stated that there are an estimated 1 billion overweight adults. These overweight adults spend billions of dollars annually on weight loss products that are often dangerous. Those who turn to diet pills, extreme fasting, fad diets, or surgeries are putting themselves at risk. Acupuncture works to control weight on various levels and will help: release endorphins, reduce stress, reduce appetite and support digestion. Turning to acupuncture for weight loss is a natural and effective approach.