Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, & Nutrition Will Get You To Lose Your Weight

Garden Acupuncture explains how you can lose 100 pounds! Lose the weight you want without exercise!

Here is a little secret for you....all diets will work if they lower your daily calorie intake! If you take in less calories than you burn in any given day you WILL lose weight. So why is obesity an American epidemic? The main reason is we live in an excessive culture that does not limit caloric intake. We have been doubling-up and biggie sizing for over 20 years. Of course there are other reasons like emotional, physical, and psychological stress, which can trigger many of us to eat.

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So why should you listen to me? Simple. I am not just telling you how to live, what foods to eat, and which exercises to perform. I am you.... that's me in the photo. What I mean is that since 1999 I have been on my own weight loss journey. I have lost over 110 pounds since 1999 and I am still on the road of weight loss. So how did I do it? Well how is this to grab your attention: not one pound was ever lost by working out, going to the gym, swimming, biking, or any type of exercise. I have lost over 100 pounds by simply "eating right" and using acupuncture, and Chinese herbs.

Weight Loss According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the root of excess weight is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems.  The spleen is responsible for a key aspect in the digestive system; Transformation & Transportation (better known as T & T). All that means is that the spleen converts the food into Qi (or energy) and then sends it to all the cells in the body. The liver is responsible for keeping things in your body moving smoothly. Those "things" include: your body's Qi, blood, and emotions.

Backed by Research

  • A 2003 study published in The Journal of Medical Acupuncture found that participants receiving acupuncture lost more than three timesmore weight than the control group.

  • In a study conducted by the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1998, 95 percent of the participants receiving electro-stimulation on acupuncture points reported appetite suppression.

Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatment

From a TCM perspective, the acupuncture points, foods and herbs that are chosen to assist with weight loss directly influence the Qi of the spleen and liver systems to treat the root imbalances that are causing the weight gain.  From a Western perspective, acupuncture and TCM have been shown to have an effect on the function of the nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, food cravings, and metabolism.

Acupuncture Points for Weight Loss

The beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient.   In addition to treating the root of the imbalance within the body, different acupuncture points may be chosen for each treatment as different symptoms arise. For instance, if you are experiencing a desire to overeat related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) one week, then that can be addressed at that week’s appointment.

Treatments are scheduled twice a week for 12 weeks or until the goal weight has been reached. The treatments include a combination of auricular (ear) and body acupuncture, ear tacks or pellets to leave on in-between treatments, Chinese herbs, and food and lifestyle recommendations.

A Total Health Program

Most patients report a marked decline in appetite and cravings with acupuncture alone but herbs, healing foods, and exercises can definitely enhance the efficacy of the treatments.

To learn more about our weight loss program click here.

To book your initial consultation, examination, and treatment (90minutes) click here.

To learn even more about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with weight loss watch the videos below.