For many years, we have observed that people are struggling to lose weight. They follow a diet for a little while and then they give up or they lose weight but they are unable to maintain it and then they gain it back again.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Obesity:
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), obesity is a diseaase, which seems to have become a norm in our society where 70% of our population is diagnosed as overweight. This condition is seen as a disruption of the metabolic balance causing many issues: high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, and pain. Overweight could be translated as being clogged; the body is over saturated with toxins and they are affecting the proper functionality. It causes heat or cold symptoms, inflammation and an increase in pressure.
Acupuncture and weight loss:
As we are helping our patient to lose weight; we review their dietary habits and we research the cause. Complete information is necessary in order to provide a customized treatment. When all the elements have been identified, we can start our treatment. Acupuncture will act upon cravings, inflammation, reduce insulin intake, blood pressure and decrease pain. Patient will start feeling some improvement after consistent treatments.
Herbal supplement and weight loss:
Herbal medicine can be an important tool to help the patient lose weight and eliminate toxins and other excess. At La Vie Acupuncture Clinic, Inc., we do not prescribe herbal formulas if our patient has received a previous medical prescription. If our patients are following an alternative path, we will consult them in regard to the most appropriate herbal formula for their condition.
At La Vie Acupuncture Clinic, Inc., we are dedicated to our patients and we also believe that they have to be committed to treat their condition. Determination and perseverance will provide long term success.