Weight Loss:  Why Choose Oriental Medicine?

Obesity is a prevalent problem affecting many Americans today. It is the source of other serious health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. The Acupuncture Healing Clinic is now offering a natural weight loss program designed around oriental medicine, acupuncture and herbal formulas.  Hailing Zhang L.Ac. uses her more than 30 years of clinical experience to treat the physiological and psychological aspects of being over weight. Each patient is individually diagnosed, and a treatment plan is designed specifically to meet your weight loss needs.

The individualized treatment addresses the imbalance in each body type. It is a comprehensive therapy that improves metabolism and digestion, controls appetite and soothes hunger.

Acupuncture, as well as electro-stimulation on local areas such as the abdomen, may be used in conjunction with exercise and a balanced diet. Acupuncture provides safe and effective treatment.
Often, herbal formulas are given in conjunction with acupuncture to augment the effect.
Harsh herbs that drain the body of nutrients, commonly sold as diet supplements, are not prescribed nor recommended.

The herbal formulas prescribed are used to target the imbalance in a specific organ and increase its function. Sessions are scheduled twice a week during the initial period and depending on the body’s response, the subsequent treatments will be scheduled according to the individuals’ goals. Our Weight loss and Detox Program uses a holistic approach that helps treat obesity as well as to improve overall health.

Our program is designed around the theory of Constitutional Medicine, which determines treatment according to the individual’s specific body type.

Appropriate diet is recommended according to the Constitution of the individual. The recommended diet plan selects foods that can bring healing and compensate for weaknesses in different body types.
Along with Constitutional diagnosis, Detoxification Fasting is incorporated to cleanse the body from toxins and to promote weight control.