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How to lose weight naturally with Chinese Medicine 

The Chinese perspective on weight loss is very different than from here in the west. In the west, we believe that to lose weight, we need to eat fewer calories while increasing our physical activity to create a deficit. Once we have a deficit of calories, we need to get our energy from elsewhere, so we start burning through our body’s fat reserves, leading to weight loss.

While this is true, there are some people who seem to do all the right things (eating healthily, exercising more) but they still cannot lose weight. They may also feel tired and hungry as if their body is not functioning properly, and that is where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you understand what exactly is going on in your body and how you can lose weight naturally. 

In TCM, weight gain and obesity are seen as signs of an underlying condition called Spleen qi deficiency. This roughly translates as weak digestion, as the Spleen is one of the major digestive organs in TCM. The Spleen helps to extract nutrients from food and metabolizes water. When the Spleen is not functioning well, you are unable to process your food properly, leading to weight gain.


A Happy Spleen Can Help You With Weight Loss! Learn About Spleen Deficiency And Weight Gain


Spleen Qi Deficiency and Weight Loss

Your Spleen helps with water metabolism and assists with weight loss. It is responsible for transporting fluids throughout your body and excreting the excess through the bladder and bowels. When it is weak and unable to do this, fluids collect in the body resulting in what the Chinese refer to as dampness. It is this dampness which is seen as the cause of obesity in TCM, and a weak Spleen is almost always to blame.

Chinese Diet to Lose Weight

To lose weight, it is important to enhance your body’s Qi, specifically the Qi of your digestive organs.

Eat more foods that are high is Qi such as oats, almonds, eggs, potatoes, and rice. Foods which are especially good for nourishing Spleen Qi have a sweet flavour and are orange or yellow, for example, carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin, which all are natural Chinese tonic for weight loss.

Only drink warm water as your body loves the warmth and hates to be cold. For the same reason, eat cooked vegetables and avoid salads and raw food. Doing this will benefit your Stomach, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney function to support weight loss. 


Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most important treatment methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine It works by stimulating special Acupressure points that are all part of an interconnected network that spans your entire body. This stimulation helps restore the flow of energy (Qi) and blood through your body, and this helps your body absorb nutrients and remove toxins. 

By restoring your body’s natural flow and balance, your organs function more effectively allowing your spleen and kidneys to correctly flush out toxins, and your digestive system to properly break down foods so that you can absorb more nutrition from each meal, helping you eat less. 

If you are not able to go to clinics for acupuncture, it is always helpful to conduct acupressure for weight loss at home by yourself, learn about the acupressure points for weight loss by reading this blog.

We provide FREE consultations at GinSen Clinics if you are interested in Acupuncture. Visit our website here to find out more. 

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Asian Tea to Lose Weight

Different teas have different functions in relation to their yin-yang energy. For example, green tea is calming and aids digestion and wu long tea helps the body digest oily and fatty food.

Green tea, wu long tea and chamomile tea are low-calorie drinks making them great for every day. If you are looking for a stronger approach, we recommend trying Feiyan Tea.

The specially selected ingredients in Feiyan Tea are all natural herbs which work by increasing metabolism (which in turn burns fat quicker), preventing blood clots, and lowering cholesterol. It can also be used to treat those who wish to reduce their blood fat content and patients suffering from habitual constipation. It is well-know for being an effective Chinese Medicine tea for belly fat. Feiyan tea is also particularly sought after by women who aim to recover their figure after giving birth, as well as patients wishing to get rid of ‘beer bellies’.


Extra Help from Natural Herbal Supplements

In TCM, herbal medicine is an important way to support weight loss. Specific herbs are chosen that nourish the Spleen and increase Qi , while strengthening the immune system and metabolism. Traditionally, herbs were used in their raw form, but today we are lucky to have them in capsule form, making them far more convenient to take. Our top selling natural herbal supplements are: 

Chinese Herbal Medicine For Weight Loss

Orient Weight Management

Orient Weight Management by GinSen works gently and effectively to help you achieve your weight goal. These natural appetite suppressant pills promote a natural feeling of fullness, reducing cravings and urges to eat or snack constantly along with naturally boosting metabolism and increasing energy. 

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Shan Zha Slim

Shan Zha Slim (Shan Zha Pian) by GinSen are gentle yet powerful natural supplements to assist with weight by lowering cholesterol and detoxing the colon. Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit) is one of the key ingredients that is popular in Chinese Medicine which can remove food retention, promote blood flow and digestion, and in turn manage weight.

For women who are preparing to get pregnant, you should know that your weight is going to affect your fertility, no matter whether you’re overweight or underweight, learn more about how Chinese medicine views weight management and fertility here.

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 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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