October 05, 2018 / by Dr. Han
According to my experience, there are three common reasons for overweight. One is anxiety. Patients have very high stress level. They eat whenever they feel anxious and try to use eating to ease anxiety. Overeating makes them gain weight.
My treatment is to clear heat, soothe liver and relieve anxiety. Another type of patients have weak digestive system. They complain a big belly with symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, constipation or loose stools. A lot of hypothyroidism patients belong to this type. It is very hard for them to lose weight even they don’t eat much. Patients Stomach energy needs to be strengthened by acupuncture and herbs in order to transform food more properly into energy. Also some patients have some kinds of problems of gynecological system, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, low libido, etc. Chinese Medicine calls it Kidney Yang deficiency. The treatment of primary disease will help them lose weight.
Apart from the treatment I also ask patients to eat less cheese, butter and sweet. Having early light dinner instead of heavy late meal will help a lot too.