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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in adults in the U.S. is over 42 percent (2017-2018.) Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
Many people have taken the roller coaster ride of weight loss—reduce food intake or certain types of food; increase exercise or try more extreme forms—only to lose weight temporarily, but then gain all of it back, if not more. This is not only unsustainable for the long term, but also harmful to our health. A three-year follow-up of participants in a commercial weight loss program found that 40 percent gained back more weight than they had lost during their diet program, as reported by Internal Medicine.
To remain at the ideal weight, it is crucial to treat the root cause of the weight gain, which occurs due to an imbalance of the body and/or mind. If it is not treated, the lost weight will return again and again. Acupuncture can help in this regard. Chinese medicine practitioners do not treat just the condition of excess weight; they treat the whole person. Everyone is unique.
A 2017 controlled clinical trial published on PubMed with postpartum subjects found that when acupuncture is combined with traditional weight-loss methods such as diet and exercise, people lose more weight and do it faster and more effectively.
Various Chinese natural herbal formulas can also help you lose weight in a variety of ways, such as suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism, burning fat, flushing excess water in the body and regulating hormones. Formulas should be customized for an individual’s unique needs; for instance, if the person suffers from stubborn constipation or has binge/stress eating, the formula will be totally different. For the best results, have your first consultation with us to create a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
Food is medicine, not our enemy. Once we learn how to think about food in a whole new way, it will heal—not harm—our bodies and minds. Eating for the right reasons will make us healthier and balanced.