Diet & Weight control

diet and weight loss acupuncture treatment

Lose weight with acupuncture

According to the CBS (Central Bureau of Statistics), almost half of the Dutch are overweight. Apart from obesity problems, a healthy weight is important for everyone. With a balanced weight and diet you will always feel good about yourself. With a combination of TCM and acupuncture treatments, we help tackle the core of your obesity problem.

Acupuncture has proven to be very effective as a supportive treatment for weight-loss practitioners. Read below how and why acupuncture and TCM can help you with a healthy diet and weight control.

Weight problems

In 2019, 50.1% of Dutch people aged 18 and over were overweight. Overweight is more common under men than under women. With obesity (severely overweight), this is the other way around: more women are obese than men. According to the Dutch CBS (Central Bureau of Statistics), in 2018, about 16 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 25 were overweight. Of the young adults (18 to 25 years) almost a quarter were overweight. In 2016-2018, 3 in 10 young adults who were overweight reported being dissatisfied with their weight.

Obesity is therefore a serious problem of our time and is also increasing in the Netherlands. Being overweight poses a risk to health.

Eating the right and healthy food is the best thing you can do in order to prevent and control health disorders, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some types of cancer

Acupuncture weight control target and point of view

The target of acupuncture during diet treatment is to help you to reach your desired weight. We will do this in a way that you will get full of energy and self-confidence, without frustration and disappointment as happens most of the times when we try to diet without help.

From a TCM point of view the spleen is the organ that is responsible for the energy that is created from the digestion of the food that we eat, and gets into our bloodstream, flowing together with our blood. The stronger this energy is, the stronger your metabolism will be.

When the energy of the food is too weak it will result in accumulation of dampness and phlegm that is getting stuck in our body and it is exceedingly difficult to get rid of it. The body will restore this accumulation of dampness and phlegm as extra bodyweight, water retention, tiredness, heaviness, and cellulitis.

My treatment

TCM tongue exam will decide which type of food is fitting for your condition. Acupuncture will help you balance the energy of the stomach and spleen activity, stimulate your blood stream and digestion, relax your mind, relax your appetite, clean retentions of water, dampness and phlegm, fill your energy sources.

You might lose until 3 kilograms after the first 2 treatments if you will keep a healthy diet and exercise daily. After the first treatments you will most likely need 2 treatments per week for losing at least 1 kilogram per week. If you follow all the treatments and change your nutrition habits and keep exercising, together we will reach your goal in the fastest and safest way!

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