Weight Loss Chinese Medicine

A study by Professor Sabina Lim, at the East-West Medical Research Institute at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, showed that Chinese Medicine can decrease 6% in body mass index after 8 weeks of treatment. Our weight loss program delivers the positive effects of Chinese Medicine herbal therapy:

  • increasing metabolism and enhancing digestion and use of nutrients by adjusting hormone imbalances
  • drop in Insulin and Leptin that are regulating metabolism and fat storage
  • increase of Ghrelin, a hormone regulating hunger and the distribution and rate of use of energy
  • reduction of stress hormone Cortisol, a major disruption hormone for digestion contributing to depression
  • addressing weight gain due to menopause symptoms or PMS
  • strengthening the function of the liver, responsible for break down of fat and processing nutrients
  • improving muscle tone of stomach helping to alert abdominal fullness early
  • curbing appetite and quelling cravings with a natural treatment without side effects

Source: George Binh Lenon et al., 2012; Boozer CN et al., 2001

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Solutions

Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments help to maintain a healthy human body by promoting blood circulation, spleen, liver and kidney efficiency and adjusting the yin and yang. Addressing hormone imbalances, metabolism rate, overeating, poor nutrition and the lack of exercise contributes to weight-loss. Several studies have shown that when Chinese Medicine is combined with traditional methods of weight loss such as diet and exercises, patients lose more weight.

Herbal Treatment

An important concept of Chinese medicine is to diagnose properly and treat the patient individually with appropriate herbs. Every formula will include vitamins, minerals, herbs antioxidants, phytochemicals and nutraceuticals. The herbal solution supports the weight loss with acupuncture by balancing blood sugar which gives the body strength, energy and helps to maintain a healthy balance. Depending on the condition the practitioner might add herbs such as Codonopsis to tonify stomach energy and descend food properly through the digestive tract. Depending on the body type herbs added might resolve dampness, promote digestion of various food and help dissolving accumulated food with digestive liquids. In a study by George Binh Lenon et. al, 2012 patients treated with Chinese herbal medicine for a period of 12 weeks were able to loose 1.5 kg of weight. The key organs Chinese medicine targets during weight-loss therapy are:

  • spleen and thyroid for adjustment of metabolism rate and sugar digestion
  • endocrine system and kidneys to treat water retention, stimulate nerve and hormonal balance
  • adrenal and ovary glands to treat weight loss due to hormonal imbalances during menopause and PMS

Our Specialists

dr guo yue feng
Dr Guo Yue-Feng
grace yu
Grace Yu
yim lai ming
Yim Lai Ming
PhD Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine
Master in Acupuncture of Hong Kong Baptist University Graduate Diploma in CM Pain Management, Hong Kong University
M.D. Chinese Medicine Gynecology, B.D. Chinese Medicine
Bachelor in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing University Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong University
Bachelor in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Henan University
Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing University

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