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Weight Loss: Obesity Say Goodbye!


What Causes Obesity?

Obesity is a metabolic disorder that stems mainly from a combination of these factors: hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, overeating, unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, energy deficiency, excessive dampness, and stress. The excessive amounts of calories most people consume on a daily basis through overeating and/or an unbalanced diet is extremely difficult to shed when not burned off by regular exercise. These excessive calories remain in the body and systematically distributed through the blood vessels as cholesterol, and stored heavily as fat around the abdominal region.

The stress most people undergo daily disrupts the natural harmony of the body's metabolic system and leads to a serious malfunction of vital organs. This trigger further slowdown of the digestive system and peristaltic movements of the intestines. It also causes undigested food particles, and fat to accumulate throughout this abdominal section. These factors all together are the leading causes of the obesity that appear as abdominal bloating, bulky belly and love handles. Obesity (or even moderately overweight) puts an undue stress on the back, legs, and internal organs that can eventually exacerbate many physical problems.

Obesity changes the body's reaction to insulin and increases susceptibility to infection. Obesity also puts one at a higher risk for developing coronary artery disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, stroke, and other serious health problems that can result in premature death. Obesity can be aesthetically unpleasant to the individual affecting self -esteem and can cause discomfort in everyday living. Moreover, internal effect of obesity is far more serious. The unnatural slowdown and disorder of the metabolic system makes our bodies vulnerable to many diseases.

Before using drugs or surgery for weight loss, consider Acupuncture. It is an effective, natural, save, dr ug free and painless alternative.

What is Acupuncture for Weight Loss?

Acupuncture for Weight Loss is a natural approach that combines with a sensible diet and exercise plan that is both safe and effective. Most people go on a diet at some point to lose weight and most often end up failing or gaining the weight back. Anyone who wants to lose weight, but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a risky surgical option with potential for a lifetime of complications should talk to us about our Acupuncture for Weight Loss program.

Acupuncture Triggers the Body to Heal Itself!

Why Acupuncture for Weight Loss Works?

According to traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese acupuncture is useful in weight control because weight gain is thought to be the result of disturbed energy flow to and from the regulating center of the brain, called the hypothalamus. Acupuncture restores balance to the flow of energy in the body. The hypothalamus is responsible for maintaining "homeostasis" or functional balance that allows the body to run like a finely tuned instrument. It is the body's dispatch center that regulates hormones and neurochemicals. The hypothalamus also helps to control body temperature, thirst and hunger.

Acupuncture is also said to influence obesity hormones. Research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments affected ghrelin, a hormone that controls meal initiation and leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism. When the level of leptin is high in your body, that's when you feel satisfied, with little desire to eat. When the level of ghrelin is high, that's when your body sends emergency signals to send food. This hormonal battle largely dictates how much, how often, and how smart you eat. Acupuncture help regulate metabolism, causing a sort of reset that helps you burn calories more efficiently.

In addition, Acupuncture strengthens the function of the liver. The liver’s job is to keep the flow of your body’s Qi (life force) and blood (as well as your emotions) running smoothly. It produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and fat breakdown. Our modern, fast-paced lifestyle and chronic stress can negatively impact the liver’s ability to function properly and smoothly, which, in turn, can cause the spleen and the whole digestive system to function poorly and decrease your metabolism. Disharmony of the spleen will have symptoms such as fatigue, slow metabolism, water retention, loose stool, and feeling of heaviness. Liver disharmony can also cause some of the “triggers” that lead to cravings and compulsive eating.

acupuncture for weight loss is that help curb cravings and minimize emotional eating. Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, the feel-good brain chemicals associated with excitement and joy. In the aftermath of an endorphin flood, the body tends to relax into a sleepy, happy state that can last for days. This process can short-circuit the anxiety responses that tend to cause stress-based eating.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Weight Loss

  • Regulates metabolism
  • Improves Digestion
  • Increases Energy
  • Reduces Addiction (Hunger/Cravings)
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Reduces Pain
  • Regulates Hormones
  • Relaxes Nervous System, Reduces Stress, Anxiety for better mood
  • Creates the Sensation of Fullness
  • Suppresses Appetite
  • Decreases Desire for Binge Eating
  • Decreases Desire to Snack Excessively
  • Yo-Yo dieting is reduced
  • Reduce Cellulite
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Non-surgical and painless
  • No post-surgical recovery time
  • All natural and no side effects
  • Most importantly, lose weight!

The Role of Chinese Herb

Traditional Chinese medicine uses a variety of herbal preparations alongside acupuncture to promote health and optimize wellness. These powerful herbs have been used for centuries, and many have begun to earn the respect of Western doctors. Herbal weight-loss remedies are designed to enhance the natural functioning of such bodily organs as the spleen, liver, and intestines. Some play a detox role, helping your body naturally remove poisons, while others focus on optimizing functionality for the long term. Like Western medications, not all herbal remedies are right for all people. After a thorough health evaluation, we will help you select the herbal preparations that are best for you.

Benefits of Chinese herbs:

  • Stimulate Metabolism (Boost Energy Level)
  • Dissolve Fatty Accumulations (Lower Blood Pressure, Lower Cholesterol)
  • Regulate Appetite (Naturally Curb Hunger)
  • Strengthen Digestive System (Less Bloating, Belching, Gas, Sluggish)
  • Optimize Digestion (Get more Energy from the Food you Eat)
  • Efficient Elimination (Remove Toxins, Smoother, More Regular)

No matter what kind of diet you are on, a Chinese herbal formula will provide better digestion and potentially lower food requirements.

When acupuncture and Chinese herb work together in a gentle detox, the body releases built-up poisons that have accumulated from poor nutrition, stress, and other lifestyle factors. Once the toxins are gone and the Qi is flowing, the body begins to naturally crave healthier foods. Poor choices will make you feel heavy and drained, while nutritious foods keep you energized and relaxed.

Our Approach

In Energy Body Acupuncture clinic, we will build a customized Acupuncture for Weight Loss program that designed specifically for you. We will work with you to determine how best to utilize acupuncture and other natural methods to help reduce food cravings, regulate metabolism, reduce toxins, improve digestion, relax the mind and most importantly… help you lose weight.

Root Cause Analysis – When you come in for your first treatment, we will discuss and review all aspects of your weight management issues and work with you to understand and get to the bottom of the root causes of your condition.

Customized Treatment Plan – Understanding the root causes of your weight management issues helps us develop a treatment plan using a combination of the following methods that is best suited to help you achieve your goals.

  • Painless Abdominal Acupuncture
  • Face Acupuncture
  • Relaxing Scalp Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Weight loss Acupuncture
  • Detox Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal formula to strengthen body for optimal weight
  • Cupping for detoxification
  • Sensible diet and exercise regimen
  • Choice of weight loss products supplements

Diet (During treatment)

  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Decrease the intake of red meat, fatty foods, processed or fried foods, gassy beverage, pastries pies, doughnuts, candy
  • Drink enough water
  • Eat slowly and chew thoroughly during meal

Life Style

  • Simple and easy exercise will be taught
  • Exercise will stimulate the glands, improve energy levels, normalize metabolic function, reduce fat and burn calories

Treatment Session

  • Reduce weight from 5 to 15 lbs (2 times a week for 5 weeks)
  • For maintenance / extra weight loss (1 time a week for 4 weeks)

Long Term Maintenance – At first, weekly treatments may be required to help improve your weight management. As your body adjusts and you lose more weight, less treatments will be needed until only occasional maintenance treatments are needed to help you maintain success!


I am a 35-year old, I was always 35-40 pounds over- weight since my 18th birthday. I am very careful on my diet and exercise a lot, but I will can't lose weight. Dr. Yang started working on me 5 weeks ago. He did normal acupuncture as well as ear acupuncture, and gave me some herbal medicine as a tea. After 3 weeks my weight start going down, I lost 20 pounds now and I keep coming to Dr. Yang 2 times a month to lose more. Thank to Dr. Yang.
--------Kelly G.

I had severe back pain for more than 8 years, the surgery did not help me much. I still have very bad pain after surgery. I was also 55 pounds over- weight. My back pain was 80% off after two acupuncture treatments with Dr. Yang. After seeing Dr. Yang for about 4 weeks, my back pain is great and much to my surprise, I lost 22 pounds! Dr. Yang’s acupuncture and herbal did a great job on my body.
--------Johnson M.