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Body Beauty in Traditional Chinese Medicine - How to Get Rid of Obesity

Many friends who have come to see a doctor recently have the same problem - with the change of weather, irregular work and rest, weight gain, and body edema continue one after another.

In addition to affecting the appearance of the body, the disease will also bring discomfort to various parts of the body, such as increasing the burden on the joints, causing low back pain, accelerating knee joint degeneration, gout, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, pancreatitis, seborrheic Dermatitis, etc.

Also, obese people are prone to cardiovascular disease, gallbladder disease, and psychological disorders. Therefore, obesity has become an important problem endangering human health.

How to properly use traditional Chinese medicine to lose weight naturally is also a problem that everyone is very concerned about. In this article, we will discuss the TCM use and efficacy with you. Hope it can help you lose weight easily, restore health and avoid obesity.

Obesity is a word that is not unfamiliar in today's society, that is, the phenomenon of excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Obesity is a common, obvious, and complex metabolic disorder; it is a physiological process that can affect the normal function of the whole body.

There are many reasons for obesity, so any method of lightening and losing weight may not be suitable for all obese people. Clinically, it is necessary to differentiate and treat the internal yin and yang imbalance. The understanding of obesity in traditional Chinese medicine has been recorded for a long time. "Lingshu" has Nishun fat and thin, etc. to discuss it, pointing out that the characteristics of obese people are wide shoulders, wide armpits, wide shoulders, fat, and thick skin, and obesity is divided into creams. The three types of fat, fat, and meat are still the basis for guiding the treatment of obesity in traditional Chinese medicine. Obesity among female friends is most likely to occur in adolescence, pregnancy, and menopause, complicated by endocrine dysfunction, such as abnormal menstruation, infertility, pregnancy toxemia, etc.

The following are common obesity cases and their treatment plans summarized by Dr. Li Qiangwei in clinic for your reference:

Q: I am currently suffering from postpartum fat, and I have gained 10 kg in 3 months. After implementing the one trick and three moves in the weight loss book for nearly two months, the body has not changed significantly, and the edema of the waist, buttocks, and legs is still quite serious. Please help me get rid of obesity.

Dr. Li's answer: If the waist, buttocks, and legs are edema, it is caused by the obstruction of the bladder meridian. 
The cause of the obstruction, from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, is the deficiency of the spleen and kidney. If you have the symptoms of oliguria, fear of cold, and backache at the same time, you can choose Chinese patent medicine Guifu Dihuang Wan. If scraping is possible, scrape the entire bladder from the back through the neck to the buttocks.

You can also choose diet therapy, take the same amount of Chinese yam and barley rice into fine powder to make porridge, which has the effect of strengthening the spleen and diuresis, and a small bowl per day is enough. You can also eat some wax gourd and radish on weekdays, which is beneficial to water and ventilation. If you don't like to drink water, try to drink as little as possible, so as not to increase the burden on the kidneys and aggravate the edema.

If you know the acupoints, you can choose Yinlingquan below the knee, Sanyinjiao, and Fuliu points on the inner ankle of the foot, all of which have a good effect of diluting water and reducing swelling.

It is best to use acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for 1-2 courses to achieve the desired effect of weight loss.


Menopause Obesity

Q: I am a 55-year-old female. I have always paid attention to exercising to keep my body healthy, but just after menopause, I found that I started to gain weight in my abdomen, waist, and legs, and I don’t know why.

Dr. Li's answer: This is obesity due to spleen deficiency and phlegm. The cause of the disease is that the function of the spleen is low, resulting in the inability of nutrition to be distributed to the whole body according to the normal metabolic process, resulting in the accumulation of fat in the parts of the body, especially the abdomen, waist, and legs; That is, in traditional Chinese medicine, the spleen loses its health and functions, and the phlegm and dampness gather together.

The symptoms are mostly obesity and bloating, chest tightness, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal distension, and lower extremity edema. This trip is more common in middle-aged and elderly people, mostly women.

Our treatment principles are invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, removing phlegm, and resolving turbidity. The available prescriptions include Shenling Baizhu Powder, Banxia Baizhu Tianma Decoction, etc.
Combined with proper meridian conditioning, acupuncture and moxibustion can achieve better results.

Q: My son is only 14 years old this year, but his weight is over 80kg. He is full of energy and has a good appetite. How can I make him overweight?

Dr. Li's answer: This is the type of heat accumulation in the spleen and stomach, that is, the pathogenesis is due to the evil liver fire invading the stomach, and the function of the decomposed water and grain is hyperactive, so it eliminates the grain and relieves hunger, generates fire and fluid deficiency, and constipation. Metabolic function, resulting in excess nutrients and the formation of fat accumulation.

Symptoms include: eating more, eliminating grains, and reducing hunger, body fat and strong, energetic, ruddy complexion, dry mouth, and constipation. This type is more common in adolescents, pregnant women, and those who gain weight after childbirth.

First of all, we need to clear the stomach and clear the bowels, cool the blood, and moisten the intestines. Eat more foods high in fiber and less sugar and carbohydrates.

Acupuncture and fat-lifting treatment plus conditioning spine balance,
With suppressing appetite, the acupoint therapy of laxative and moisturizing is the most suitable.

Q: I am a 65-year-old man. This year, my back and legs are sore and I have no energy to exercise. So I started to get "blessed" in old age...

Dr. Li's answer: This obesity is also a sign of spleen and kidney deficiency.

It is due to deficiency of spleen and kidney yang, deficiency of kidney qi, dereliction of duty in qi transformation, and inability to transform qi to lower turbidity and detoxify, resulting in insufficient kidney qi and puffiness.

The symptoms of this syndrome are obesity, face emptiness, mental fatigue, fatigue, chills, abdominal distension and loose stools, and lower extremity edema.

This disease requires invigorating the spleen and strengthening the kidney, warming the yang and removing dampness, opening up the Du meridian, strengthening the kidney function, and regulating the meridians. The applicable prescription is Li's Tongdu Huoxue Pill.

Different from many weight loss methods, we do not advocate "starvation therapy" in the process of TCM weight loss treatment. Because after excessive dieting, it may lead to anorexia, cause digestive organ dysfunction, and have serious consequences.

At the light, it will reduce the metabolic function of the human body, and the reduced metabolic function is a potential factor for further obesity. Once the normal diet is restored, the patient will continue to Gain weight, maybe even fatter than before. The biggest advantage of TCM acupuncture to lose weight is here. 

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