Weight Loss

Looking to make permanent weight changes?
Tired of constant cravings?
Frustrated with yo-yo dieting?


Acupuncture is a great adjunct therapy to help you lose weight. While you will have to do the most difficult parts (diet and exercise) on your own, Chinese Herbs and acupuncture are invaluable tools to help you achieve your weight loss goals.By enabling you body to function at peak levels, you're more likely to see the results of your efforts faster.

Some of the main benefits of using acupuncture for weight loss are:
  1. Increasing your metabolism
  2. Improving digestive function
  3. Calming food cravings
  4. Reducing stress and anxiety
  5. Appetite control

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Diets are very hard and the stress they put on your body and mind can seem overwhelming at times. Many fad diets may promise instant and significant weight loss results, but most of them rely on depriving your body of certain nutrients and disrupting the natural function of your body's metabolism. Our goal is to make your metabolism function normally to get the full advantage of all the nutrients from the healthy foods you eat. Chinese medicine considers obesity and weight gain to be partly the result of declining function of the metabolic fire of the kidney network. A diet that provides a well-balanced array of nutrients is the key to losing weight in a healthy way.

A healthy diet also includes lean proteins like chicken breast, legumes such as lentils, and other whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. While fad diets may promise a large amount of weight loss in a short period of time, there's almost a guarantee that you will put that weight back on-and then some!

 


Five foods to help you restore your body's ability to use energy and help you become your healthy weight.

1. Millet: A well-balanced diet should consist of whole grains instead of refined grains like white rice and pasta, and millet is a beneficial and delicious staple of this category of food. This non-glutinous grain is over 10-percent protein, has high amounts of fiber and B-complex vitamins, and because it isn't an acid forming food, is easy to digest.

 

2. Asparagus: When losing weight, it's important to favor chlorophyll-rich foods, including asparagus. Asparagus is a nutrient-rich vegetable packed with folate, vitamins A, C, and K, and fiber. Asparagus also contains a carbohydrate known as inulin (not to be confused with insulin) that promotes healthy bacteria in the large intestine - which in turn promotes a healthier digestive function.

 

3. Pomegranates: Eating a balanced diet to lose weight should include eating fresh fruits, and pomegranates are a wonderful example of a healthy, nutritious fruit that has antioxidant properties and will help prevent cancer. While the benefits of drinking pomegranate juice have gained a lot of attention recently, you will be more likely to lose weight by eating the fruit fresh to increase your fiber intake and keep the calories down.

 

4. Pine Nuts: Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pine trees. Chinese medicine uses pine nuts to improve gastrointestinal tract and digestive functions, and pine nut oil is even used for appetite suppression. Pine nuts and other nuts are a tasty part of a well-balanced diet intended for weight loss. Almonds and walnuts are also great for you and your digestion too. Stick to raw nuts to enjoy the healthy oils.

 

5. Green Tea: It has been found that consuming large amounts of coffee and caffeine can lead to food cravings, increase one's appetite, and induce stress-related eating. Green tea is a wonderful alternative to coffee because it does provide a little caffeine but also contains beneficial antioxidants. So drink up!


Eat five smaller meals a day, avoid processed foods, chew more slowly, and incorporate more healthy foods into your diet, starting with these five.


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