Weight problems can be aided with a variety of natural and alternative treatments, lifestyle change, and dietary modifications. It is not a simple condition in many cases, however, which is partially why there are so many fad diets and fad weight loss programs. Weight issues can be attributed to addictions, psychological issues such as depression, thyroid issues, and poor lifestyle and dietary choices.
Effective weight loss programs require both individual involvement in their life and proper diagnosis of underlying issues. Chinese Medicine excels at looking at the whole person and their range of conditions. For this reason acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and other eastern based techniques very often lead to excellent results.
Controlling your weight is far more than a cosmetic issue, obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and certain types of cancer. Even losing 5% or more of your weight can create very positive changes in your current health and the avoidance of significant issues in the future.
Below you will find some more of the common alternative treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of obesity (weight loss) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of obesity (weight loss):
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for obesity (weight loss) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Obesity (Weight Loss)
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating obesity (weight loss). For a complete list from our store with more details see our obesity (weight loss) formula section.
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