Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Getting the Most Out of Acupuncture: Weight Loss and Digestive Issues

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be helpful for weight loss and other digestive issues, like acid reflux, irritable bowel, or stomach pain. This article offers suggestions on how to get the most out of your acupuncture treatments for digestive disorders. Pay attention to timing: Spring and summer are the best time to start a weight-loss

Self-Help for Digestive Issues

As promised, here are some self-help acupressure points and herbs that can be used for digestive issues, including weight loss. For more tips, see my blog post, Water, No Ice. The standard disclaimer applies here– these tips are not meant to replace standard medical care with your primary care provider. Acupressure points: Stomach (ST) 36:

Acupuncture for Weight Loss, Revisited

This Thursday, I will be giving a presentation on Chinese medicine for weight loss at the YMCA Greendale Family Branch in Worcester. They are sponsoring a group weight loss contest based on the Biggest Loser television show. The timing of the talk coincides with the many inquiries I’ve been getting from patients (and potential patients),

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Getting healthy is always at the top of New Year’s resolution lists, whether the goal be to quit smoking, lose weight, or manage stress. However, many people are discouraged because they have attempted these resolutions before, without success. Maybe 2009 can be your year to try something new. If you have been curious about how

Water, No Ice

Whenever we go out for lunch, my friend Ellen is great at remembering to ask for her water without ice. Traditional Chinese dietary therapy teaches that room-temperature beverages are much better for the digestive system. And there’s a good reason for this– cold food and beverages actually lower the temperature in the stomach, making it

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

I am frequently asked if acupuncture can help with weight loss. The simple answer is this: acupuncture can help to support your chosen weight-loss regimen, which must include a healthy diet and moderate exercise to be successful.* For example, acupuncture can help to boost your metabolism by improving digestive function, give you more energy for

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