Ask The Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor About Weight Loss

Posted by | March 15, 2010 | Blog | No Comments

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Energy Healing for Weight Loss

Scientific investigations have found that Energy and Traditional Medicines can help the body maintain vitality, prevent and/or slow the progress of illness, promote general health and well-being, relieve pain and help with the Weight Loss. The precise workings of this old Natural Healing Art are still not well understood. Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology and Reiki can be use to stimulate release of the hormone endorphin. Endorphin, your body’s natural feel good factors, then result to a calming and relaxing effect.

The current increase in demand for these services is making the Federal and Provincial Ministry of Health Services more receptive to implement these services to the health care system, thus, regulating Natural Medicines.

Many insurance providers recognize this and cover acupuncture, and other treatments for policy holders.

Acupuncture is one of the popular natural methods of losing weight. This method, enable an individual to tackle issues that result to weight gain. Acupuncture for weight loss enables management of stress, depression, anxiety which may be the result to gaining weight.

How does it work? During your treatment we will deal with the entirety of your condition at once because everything is connected. TCM, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology and Energy Healing will make adjustments in the energy flow of our body to create a healthy environment

We would choose points of treatment depending on your specific diagnosed problem. Acupressure is performed in specific points on the body and ear, and then the needles are then inserted in these points. Once inserted the needles stay in place for about 20-45 minutes in the mean time Reflexology and Reiki, to entire body is performed. This results to a direct stimulation causing a mild endorphin release, relaxing the patient to regain balance.

For a faster loss of weight, the treatment of weight loss would be done more often. You will be given a several programs to chose from, varying from a session a day, then to every other day and then to twice a week and finally after you gain your ideal-weight a booster treatment. This booster treatment may be once every two weeks and finally terminate treatment.
Acupuncture: originates in China many centuries back and is part of the traditional medicine based on the Chinese theory of ‘Qi’ known as the force or energy that controls the mind and the body. It is believed to flow through pathways in the body called meridians.

Acupuncture points are points in the body where Qi can be stimulated to restore body system balance and health. Specific points are believed to stimulate specific organs and bodily functions to aid with many disorders.

Acupuncture weight loss points target the following:
Shem Men point – “heavenly gate” point on the ear, in the Ear which helps in calming anxiety, anger, frustration and insecurity
Endocrine System and Kidneys – to treat water retention a source of some weight regain as well as stimulate nerve and hormonal rebalance,
Spleen and Thyroid Gland – for sugar and hormonal rebalancing
Adrenal and Ovary Glands – to treat weight gain due to menopause or P.M.S.
Acupuncture for weight loss may be recommended for inclusion on a weight loss regime especially for highly stressed individuals.
Acupuncture weight loss is recent introduce to the West, acupuncture’s effectiveness is now well known and the positive effects of acupuncture have been documented all over.

Ear acupuncture: bandage-pins are left to stimulate endorphin hormone, which is create a positive physiological and psychological environment to make lasting choice to overcome eating temptations. The bandage-pins are removed after three days or sooner if they are uncomfortable. The treatment always depends on the patients goals.

Acupressure: is applied to the Acupoints before the insertion of the needles; following insertion you may feel numbness or tingling around the point or in various areas of the body. We will be working very specific points concerning your Weight Loss.

Energy Medicine (Bio-Energy-Reiki): will promote health by the concepts of “Vital Energy,” & “Energetic Balance” providing energy flow to the entire energetic system, blood vessels, the nervous system, etc. It involves dissolving blockages on all levels by stimulating your own energy to provide the flow and distribution of this “Vital Energy” within your body’s pathways.

Stress generally tenses up the body such that your body systems are in a degree of fight or flee; when stress status is constant in the body to some significant extent resulting to system imbalance. Release of endorphin in a natural weight loss process like Energy Medicine would assist in rebalancing your body systems.
Our holistic treatment for weight loss program goes hand in hand with a healthy weight loss diet and an exercise regime.
These treatments can be effective for those whose weight problem is mainly linked to stress.

Angie Tobon, R.Ac, CNP, RRPr.
Licensed Medical & Cosmetic Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner
Certified Naturotherapy Practitioner