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I was fortunate to have been trained by a colleague that studied in China learning these acupuncture weight loss treatments. We are now proud and excited to offer Chinese nutritional herbal program that I used as well as these acupuncture treatments and other supporting treatments for weight loss at our Oriental Medicine spa-clinic in Los Angeles. I continue to further my study and am exploring working with researchers at a major university to evaluate efficacy of these protocols. Imagine finding solid evidence that there is a treatment for obesity that has relatively few side effects. It is exciting to see where this can go.
The unique acupuncture weight loss program we are offering here in Los Angeles at Oriental Med Spa is a synergy based on treatment protocol currently used in China(11), Chinese Dietary therapy including nutrient packed supplements and nutrition for weight loss taught to physicians (12). It is a gradual reduction method and includes Oriental Medicine Diagnosis, a series of eight Acupuncture for Weight Loss Treatments, Auricular acupuncture (ear seeds) and herbal pharmaceutical grade Chinese nutrition supplements. Acupuncture and nutritional herbs are used primarily to strengthen digestive system so it becomes more efficient. The food you eat is better assimilated and you feel full more quickly with less cravings. We hear “I noticed that my cravings were much less” on a regular basis from patients.
Breathing exercises are also a vital part of our program. For additional support we also provide Chinese Nutrition diet analysis, Eating plans, Lifestyle Changes Support, RejuvaQi Qi Gong Exercises, Slim & Toned IR BodyWrap and AromaWraps for weight loss. Treatments range from active to pampering. Each program is tailored and individualized for patient’s unique situation. In China they say that 4 of 5 patients lose weight. Only time will tell here in West (13).
Searches of medical literature show that all of following are important, lifestyle choices such as daily exercise, smart diet choices, dealing with your “inner eating demons”. Others are important but haven’t gotten quite as much press – proper breathing, body balance & flexibility, and constitution. Let’s face it we all come in as a unique individual with our own DNA, personality profile and favorite foods. First is decision to lose weight, next is right support.
This is where I believe Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for weight loss are powerful supporting tools, to help us find our own individual paths to healthy living. It is a slow gradual reduction method. The program can stand alone or be a supportive treatment for other weight loss or weight management programs. It takes time as body rebalances. It worked well for me, it has worked for others and if you are seriously looking for support for your weight loss, come in for a treatment. We’d love to share it with you.
1 CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Press office, Press release 6/10/04, http://cms.hhs.gov/ncdr/searchdisplay.asp?id=57. 2 Ibid. 3 FlorCruz, Jaime, Tackling Asias Growing Waistline, http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/11/02/china.obesity 4 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html. 5 http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php.display=rednews/2004/02/04/build/health/80-chinesewaistline.inc 6 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html 7http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php.display=rednews/2004/02/04/build/health/80-chinesewaistline.inc 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid. 10 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html 11 Ibid. 12 Second Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium: Translating Science into Clinical Practice, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine Practical Multidisciplinary Teaching of Weight Management 13 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004,
Debra Clydesdale LAc DNBAO is President of the Oriental Med SPA. She has been helping people improve their inner health and outer beauty and lead healthier lives for over 15 years offering specialized anti-aging, weight loss, acupuncture facial renewal, and orthopoedic treatments, products and services with roots in Oriental Medicine and Chinese Nutrition. She can be reached at 323-655-9800, www.OrientalMedSPA.com.