Struggling to maintain a healthy weight? Perhaps there is a more fundamental issue that needs to be addressed. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long been used to support weight loss by taking a holistic approach and looking at excess weight as a symptom of a greater health problem. At the same time, medical aesthetic body treatments such as EmSculpt, Venus Legacy and CoolSculpting bring a completely new approach to body shaping. When done in unison with TCM weight loss treatment, it creates a synergistic effect to bring about ideal results.
Combining Medical Aesthetic and TCM Treatments for Smarter Weight Loss
Non-invasive body treatments provided by medical aesthetics focuses on effectively shaping and contouring the body line with little to no downtime. In addition to fat reduction, there are other body treatments that can help to safely reduce the appearance of cellulite, strengthen core muscles and lift sagging skin.
On the other hand, TCM focuses in restoring the body’s natural balance and improving metabolism to shed excess weight. In TCM, fats are viewed as dampness or phlegm. This dampness is believed to accumulate due to overconsumption of sweet, greasy and processed food which in turn damages the Spleen function. Spleen plays an important role in turning food into energy and getting rid of excess body fluids. However, when Spleen function is compromised, it fails to move and transform waste fluids and foods. Instead, these excess wastes will gather, collect and transform into dampness which will congeal into phlegm and become “fat”.
3 Body Types Responsible for Weight Gain in TCM
- Spleen Weakness and Stomach Heat
Over consumption of heavy, greasy and spicy foods or alcohol causes heat to accumulate in the stomach. The heat digests food faster and causes you to eat more, however at the same time the Spleen is overloaded and unable to function properly. As a result, excess metabolic products turn into dampness and phlegm which take up as extra weight on your body.
- Liver Qi Stagnation
For those who are under emotional stress, the Liver fails to regulate Qi (energy) flow. When this smooth flow of Qi is obstructed, blood flow is affected too. This sluggish flow of Qi can block organ meridians, block blood flow and impede damp clearance which result in weight gain. Managing stress and letting go of unnecessary emotion is also crucial when it comes to weight management.
- Kidney Yang Deficiency
Kidney is the fundamental root of all Yin and Yang. Yang is the warmth and the energy that keep the metabolism active. When Kidney Yang is deficient, fluids are not metabolized efficiently and fluid retention may occur. Body metabolism slows down and makes it difficult to lose weight.
TCM Acupuncture for Weight Loss
It is a common misconception that acupuncture is used to “poke” fats away. Acupuncture works in a holistic way and does not work as a spot reduction treatment. It has a cumulative effect on your whole body to reduce cravings and appetite and curve your hunger hormones. By addressing the different underlying patterns, the treatment aims to balance the body’s functions that can help to improve metabolism.
What to Expect
Acupuncture and Cupping at Thomson Chinese Medicine
The session will start with a detailed consultation and checking of the tongue and pulse. Based on your body type, acupuncture points will be selected on the stomach area, arms and legs and left for 30 minutes. The stimulation will help to boost your metabolism, get rid of fluid retention and improve your digestive functions that will support weight loss.
Tone and Tighten with Chelsea Aesthetics @ Thomson Wellth
At Chelsea Aesthetics @ Thomson Wellth, multiple body concerns can be addressed, from eliminating fat to muscle building to cellulite reduction with FDA-approved treatments.
Some of the body contouring treatments available are:
- EmSculpt – Builds and strengthens muscles, lifts buttocks
- Venus Legacy – Spots reduction and cellulite reduction
- Exilis – Skin tightening and fat reduction
- CoolSculpting – Eliminate unwanted pockets of fat
It is never too late to kick start your weight loss journey. Losing weight can improve your blood lipid levels, decrease internal inflammation, improve gut health and boost your confidence too.
At Thomson Chinese Medicine, we are committed to work together and support you in succeeding at weight loss. Feel free to contact 6352 5800 to book an appointment.