Holistic Health Clinic – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Weight Loss Programs

Chinese herbs can be used to influence the body’s metabolism in different ways. Most people who need to lose weight would like to have their metabolism run more efficiently. There are a number of herbs that can help people in their quest for a healthier, more efficient metabolism in order to ensure that any efforts to lose weight are blessed with success. There are three types of herbs that can assist people trying to lose weight. The first type of herb is the type that “transforms phlegm” in Chinese medicine terminology. These herbs can help the body to process fats more efficiently and prevent the accumulation of unhealthy fats and fluids in the body. Some herbs in this class that may assist weight loss include citrus aurantium, immature citrus peel, and magnolia bark. Glechoma and hawthorn berry can also help by “transforming phlegm”.

The beauty of our weight loss program is that each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient. Acupuncture points on the body will be chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and Qi (stimulating the metabolism) and calming the nervous system. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are powerful tools for healthy weight loss, by themselves or as a supportive treatment in conjunction with other weight management programs. Dr. Farshad Ansari, OMD and licensed Acupuncturist, will do a complete examination to figure out what points on your body need to be stimulated. Then through needles and non needle probes into certain points of the body, he restore underlying imbalances and tonify the underlying deficiencies. He will also plan the specific diet and prescribe the specific Chinese herbs customized for each individual to suppress appetite, increase metabolism, and burn fat.

Our comprehensive weight loss program combines the latest knowledge of nutrition, exercise science, and metabolism with the wisdom of traditional acupuncture, Chinese, and western Botanical Medicine.  Our approach is extremely unique:  rather than focus on counting calories (which has been scientifically proven not to work), we focus on regulating the hormonal imbalances that create most weight control issues.