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Within 3-5 treatments your size will be changed. Acupuncture points within the ear are used for general detoxification and weight loss. This specific type of treatment helps control the bodies appetite by releasing endorphin’s. Everybody is somewhat different, so the exact amount of treatments needed in order to see maximum results is not exact. Usually somewhere between 15-30 treatments are necessary for optimal long term weight loss results. Although there is no miracle cure for weight loss, a variety of natural and alternative treatments, lifestyle change, and dietary modifications can be used as an adjunctive therapy. TCM helps to begin, achieve and maintain their weight loss goals by addressing the underlying physical and mental / emotional cause of weight problems. Dr. Tai and his team provides the best weight loss management treatment centers, clinic in Hollywood, fl.
The most common cause of obesity is a combination of excessive dietary calories and lack of physical activity. The body stores excess calories as fat when there is more calories intake than consumption. Certain genetic and endocrine disorders, (i.e. Cushing’s syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, or hypothyroidism), medications (i.e. antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, diabetes medications, or antipsychotic medications), or psychiatric illness (i.e. depression, addiction, or eating disorders) also influence on body weight.
Obesity in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In TCM, fat or adipose tissue is mostly due to phlegm and dampness accumulation. The spleen is the root of all phlegm and damp production as it is the organ controlling the transportation and transformation of body fluids and foods. If the spleen is constitutionally weak or becomes damaged by improper diet and lack of physical activity, it will fail to transport and transform waste fluids and foods. These metabolic wastes will gather, collect and transform into dampness and phlegm. Although the main cause of obesity is phlegm and dampness, each individual presents with different symptoms according to their underlying disharmony and constitution. The main differentiation of patterns for obesity are spleen deficiency with dampness accumulation, hyperactive stomach with hypoactive spleen, phlegm-dampness obstruction in the middle burner, qi and blood stagnation, and spleen and kidney yang deficiency. Like the treatment for other diseases, TCM treatment for obesity is based on the pattern differentiation.
How does TCM help losing weight?
Since TCM treat the physical, mental and emotional components to any illness, there are several ways that they can benefit you while you are trying to lose weight.
•Seducing Food Craving
Acupuncture helps control appetite by stimulating endorphin release and promotes calming and relaxing effect on the body. Naturally releasing endorphins makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety which can be triggers for emotional eating, overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. The use of ear acupuncture has been proven effective in reducing appetite and food craving as well.
Long-term history of irregular eating, overeating and lack of physical activity leads to slow metabolism. Acupuncture can help to increase metabolism by stimulating the thyroid and endocrine glands as the body adjusts to the changes in diet and lifestyle. Affecting the endocrine system also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
Combined with proper nutritional changes, acupuncture and Chinese herbs help to harmonize the digestive organs and benefit digestion. Proper digestion ensures that the body is getting enough nutrients you need from food so you feel less hungry. TCM can also help with secondary symptoms from poor digestion, such as bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea.
•Increasing Energy Level
Stimulating endorphin release by acupuncture not only helps with emotional stress, but also relaxes muscle tensions and improves circulation of Qi and blood. In TCM, stagnant Qi and blood is the main cause of hundreds of diseases. By promoting Qi and blood circulation, acupuncture can reduce body pain from carrying heavy weight and increase energy level, making the patient able to have a more active lifestyle.
Chinese herbs are particularly helpful in eliminating metabolic toxins that have been built up over time from excess weight and adipose tissue.
•Reducing Size of the Specific Part of the Body
While acupuncture and Chinese herbs help reducing adipose tissue from the whole body, modern acupuncture technique called electrolipolysis can reduce size of the specific areas of the body, such as thighs, legs or abdomen, by enhancing metabolism of the local adipose tissue.
•Reducing Side Effects Caused by Dieting
When people try to lose weight quickly by restricted diet without evaluating their underlying conditions, they often suffer form side effects caused by dieting, such as dizziness, hair loss, or anxiety. Since TCM primarily focuses on treating underlying conditions and harmonizing and balancing the body’s function, it minimizes the side effects from dieting and actually makes patients healthier while losing weight.
How many treatments will I need?
The frequency and number of acupuncture treatments necessary depends on the patient’s goals for losing weight, the speed at which they want to lose, and their commitment to a new, healthier lifestyle. In the beginning, it is important to receive consistent treatments to help get you started. For the average patient who wants to lose between 5 to 10 pounds, 1-2 weekly treatments are recommended in the beginning. Once you are feeling comfortable with your new weight loss plan, the frequency and number of treatments will decrease to 1-2 visits a month. When you have reached your weight loss goals, the patient and practitioner will mutually decide when to terminate frequent treatments and then can aim to meet approximately four times a year (at the change of seasons) to keep your system balanced and healthy.
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