Weight Loss Clinics in China?
Yes, there are weight loss clinics in China! Believe it or not, there is now a growing problem with obesity in China. Ever since American fast food chains have been flooding the country, weight issues and weight related health problems have been growing. The Asian cultures traditionally eat very little animal products but with the 'Western' influences of the meat and dairy industries becoming prominent, heart disease, cancer and diabetes are for the first time in history running rampant. I had no knowledge of this phenomenon when I went to study acupuncture in Beijing, China. I was shocked when I found out I was going to be spending time as an intern under an acupuncturist who specialized in weight loss. As it turns out, acupuncture is a very effective treatment for weight loss. Of course, diet and exercise was also highly emphasized. Patients were advised to eat a traditional Chinese diet with little meat, no dairy and lots and lots vegetables. (They were also told to stay out of the many KFCs : )
So, why not try acupuncture to help with your weight loss resolution this January?
Acupuncture and herbs can help you lose weight, gain energy and feel balanced too! Eastern medicine is not only concerned with losing weight in a healthy way but also the maintenance, keeping the excess pounds off. Your acupuncturist will address any excess or deficiencies in your body so that you feel your best to work out, get incredible sleep and have less cravings for junk food. Herbs are also very effective. They reduce appetite and increase metabolism and energy.
For more information on acupuncture and weight loss.
For mind blowing information on the largest nutritional study ever conducted in the history of the world, check out the book The China Study by T. Colin Campbell.