We have a lot of experience in helping people lose weight and keep it off. We help people who are frustrated by their weight, disappointed with their appearance and concerned about their health and want to look and feel good about themselves.
If you can’t seem to lose weight no matter what you eat, how much exercise you do or how many difference diet products you try then you have come to the right place. The Chinese medicine approach to weight loss is very different to other weight loss programs.
Your first step is to book in for a 60 minute FREE Weight Loss Consultation where we will dispel the myths about weight loss and explain things from a Chinese medicine perspective as to why most diets, weight loss shakes and programs don’t work, set you on an easier and more permanent path to weight loss and feeling good again. We will also consider your broader health and how appropriate our weight loss program is for you.
The Problem with Carrying Too Much Weight
There are many problems that come with carrying too much weight:
Heart health – it is estimated that for every 1 kg of extra fat you carry an additional 11 kilometres of blood vessels you need to feed the area. So if you are carrying 10 kilograms of extra weight, your heart has to support another 110 kilometres of blood vessels by pumping blood through all of it. That’s a lot of extra work your heart has to do. There is also an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.
Diabetes – extra fat causes insulin resistance which leads to type II diabetes. Many overweight people are pre-diabetic and don’t even know it.
Joint pain – carrying additional weight places considerable extra load on your joints, particularly your knees.
Sleep problems – excess weight interferes with sleep. Also sleep apnoea is significantly higher in people who are overweight.
Anxiety and depression – we find that many overweight people have weak hearts (from a Chinese medicine perspective) -see heart health above. Weak hearts can manifest in symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
Social problems – overweight people are more likely to experience social isolation.
Economic consequences – time off work, increased medical costs and even discrimination in the workplace.
Western Approaches to Weight Loss
The most common Western approaches to weight loss are:
Caloric restriction diets – eat less to lose weight. The trouble with this approach is that it’s very difficult to starve yourself. Unless you very carefully manage exactly what you eat it is easy to become malnourished (leading to fatigue, concentration problems, etc.) and once you’ve achieve your goal weight it is almost impossible to continue eating so little so you just put the weight back on.
Increased exercise – burn more calories than you consume. The trouble with this approach is not all people have the time or the motivation to substantially increase their exercise levels (or to maintain them) and not everyone can exercise more (due to pain or injury).
Fad diets – eat a lot of a particular type of food to lose weight. The potato diet, the rice diet, the fruit diet….. The trouble with these is that whilst you may lose weight, it is not a healthy way to eat (as you simply cannot get all of the nutrients your body needs) and it will lead to malnourishment. Also, you cannot continue to eat this way forever so when you stop eating this way you will just put the weight back on.
Lap-band surgery – when all else has failed people can opt for lapband surgery if they really want or need to lose weight. The major issue is complications*.
• 70% experience nausea and vomiting after surgery.
• Up to 37% require another operation to correct problems/complications.
• Up to 18% experience band problems (erosion, intolerance, leak, slippage).
• Blood clots, constipation, difficulty swallowing.
• Up to 3% suffer a bowel perforation during surgery.
• 14% experience esophageal dilation leading to GERD and vomiting.
• Food trapping, gallstones, indigestion, food intolerances.
The long-term effect on your health of having a lap-band is not well understood and therefore largely unknown.
The Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Weight Loss Program
If you are overweight, through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and the right diet, you can lose weight. Best of all:
You do not have to calorie count.
You do not have to increase your exercise.
You don’t have to buy or drink any shakes or general supplements.
How It Works
We use acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet therapy to improve your digestion and metabolism and force your body to naturally burn fat via ketosis.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs act to improve the blood flow to your stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen and intestines. Improved blood flow brings better digestion, less bloating, no reflux, etc…
Diet – the diet we will give you is simple to follow, very well balanced; a healthy way to eat. It is not about limiting calories – it is about eating the right foods. The special diet we give you naturally causes your body to burn fat.
You follow our program until you achieve your goal weight.
Note: rate of weight loss and other benefits varies person to person Following your consultation we will tailor your treatment for you.
Losing Weight outside of Melbourne
We recommend that you come in to our clinic for an initial appointment so we properly diagnose you, measure your weight and tailor your program. But after this, the remainder of consultations in a treatment plan can be done over the phone and Chinese herbs mailed to you.
So you can live anywhere and do our Chinese Medicine Weight Loss Program as long as you attend our clinic for the first appointment.
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment we will:
Take a health history including pulse diagnosis to properly diagnose your health issues.
Weigh you (as a benchmark so we can track how you are progressing) and determine your healthy goal weight.
Determine the foods you need to eat to achieve weight loss (remember it’s not about reducing calories; it’s about eating the right foods – and you can eat as much of these as you like).
Explain how the combination of Chinese herbs and diet forces your body the shed weight naturally (and without the need for any additional exercise).
Provide acupuncture and your tailor-made Chinese herbs (no herb cooking required – just add water and drink as a tea).
Provide you with a Weight Loss Plan.
What Should You Do Now?
If you would like to finally lose weight in a natural sustainable way without having to count calories or exercise madly, come and see us for a FREE Weight Loss Consultation where we will dispel the myths about weight loss and why most diets, weight loss shakes and programs don’t work and set you on an easier and more permanent path to weight loss and feeling good again.
Is it time for you to finally do something about your weight?