Every once in a while, someone asks this question. My answer is, "Yes, it 'helps,'" meaning it can't do everything for you. You still have to eat healthy, exercise, and have a healthy life style. Even with healthy food, if your calorie intake is more than your body consumes, then, it is hard to lose weight, just like you can't save money when you're spending more than you earn.
If you're doing all that but still have a difficult time, your digestion is probably compromised. Instead of digesting everything you eat and using it as energy, the food is being accumulated as phlegm in your body. I talked about invisible phlegm a while ago. People who are overweight tend to have more phlegm. So, I work on the phlegm and digestion - enhancing your digestive system and reducing the phlegm.
If you have unhealthy cravings, acupuncture can help. Usually the body is not in balance when your body is craving for something. So acupuncture brings the balance back to the body. Chinese herbs can also help. Some women have cravings leading up to their menstrual periods. My patients notice less cravings when they get acupuncture regularly and/or take herbs.
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a mom of two wonderful boys who taught me a lot about unconditional love