Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Overweight has been a common problem in the United Sates.  Two thirds of the American population is overweight, and half of the overweight population is obese.

Extreme Diets Can Hurt You

Many people take drastic measures to lose weight by eating highly restrictive diets or cutting down food consumption to minimum.  These improper diet practices can cause drastic ups and downs in body weight, cause organ damage, malnutrition and imbalances of the body.

TCM and Weight Loss

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the root cause of excess weight is an imbalance of the body caused imbalance of the spleen and liver channels.  In the Chinese medicine, spleen is vital for the digestive system, therefore, the imbalance of the spleen will have symptoms like water retention, fatigue, feeling of heaviness and slow metabolism.

The modern fast-paced life style and chronic stress can have negative impacts on the liver channel, which, in turn, can cause the spleen and the whole digestive system to function poorly and decrease the metabolism.

What Dr. Sheng Can Do

The exact mechanism by which acupuncture works is unknown.  Based on 20+ years of experience, the acupuncture points and Chinese herbs are decided by Dr. Sheng based on each patient’s individual pattern of problems, so the treatments are tailored to achieve the total balance of the body.

The treatments will provide better energy flow, less weight, promote healthy digestion, enhance metabolism, improve water retention problems and give the patient an improved sense of total well being.

Dr. Peter Sheng
Cincinnati Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Care