Anyone who has struggled to lose weight will tell you that managing your weight is a complex issue. Unfortunately, “eat less and exercise more” is only part of the equation, and may present challenges for patients with pain or excess appetite. Difficulties with sleep, stress levels, digestion, emotions, or pain all impede the body’s ability to metabolize food properly. In Chinese medicine, excess weight is a symptom of internal imbalance. When you “diet”, take laxatives or medications to lose weight, the weight may come off temporarily, but because you are only addressing the symptom (excess weight), the problem will return. A body in balance will naturally release excess weight and maintain the fat loss. OK, you probably won’t be Kate Moss, but your body will find its own healthy balance point.
A Chinese medical approach to weight loss is a comprehensive treatment plan involving acupuncture, herbal and nutritional recommendations. Though acupuncture alone doesn’t promise lasting results, it is an integral part of long-term success, optimizing the body’s metabolism, resolving digestion & elimination issues, curbing appetite, and detoxifying your body.When you are willing to make positive lifestyle changes and apply the balance principles you will learn in your treatment, your weight loss will be more effortless and sustained.
As each patient’s challenges are different, I will select a customized blend of body/ear acupuncture points, herbs, and nutritional modifications designed to correct underlying imbalances that may be causing you to struggle with your weight. Symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, constipation, gas, diarrhea, IBS, excess/deficient appetite, cravings, mood swings, and more will likely improve as your body becomes more balanced. Your weight loss will be safe, gradual, and more maintainable.
Traditional medicine attributes acupuncture’s success in helping patients lose weight to its impact on the digestive, endocrine, and nervous systems, while aiding in maintaining balanced blood sugar and hormone levels.