There are many types of eating disorder, which are binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, pica, rumination disorder. However, obesity is not including into this eating disorder. These all eating disorder is categorized as a mental disorders that in turn give negative effect to the person’s physical or mental health..
The symptom of eating disorder is depend on the type of eating disorders. The symptom of anorexia is when people eat very little and thus have a low body weight. While bulimia disorder having symptoms of eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food.
As stated above, eating disorder is merely a mental disorder. The cause of eating disorder is somewhat complex cause. It is consist of many factos such as biological, psychological,and/or environmental abnormalities. Example of biological factors are irregular hormone functions. Factor that include in psychological factors are Negative body image and Poor self-esteem. Environmental factors that could be the cause of eating disorders are Dysfunctional family dynamic, Stressful transitions or life changes, and childhood traumas.
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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS
Anorexia and bulimia are 2 disorder that can be regarded as eating disorder. Eating disorder can be treated using acupunture treatment. Treatment given to this disorder usually lasting for 30 minutes. Acupuncture choose some acupoints that is related with this disorder. The acupuncture treatment for this disorder usually also accompanied with massage and also herbal medicine. Eating disorder is disorder that is related with brain function. Therefore any acupuncture treatment that give benefit to mental illness like auricular acupuncture also can be used to treat the eating disorder.
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