For many of us, what our scale says is always in the back of our minds. Although we would like to think the numbers don’t matter, the truth is, they do. I find that helping my patients lose weight is very rewarding. This is because weight loss is not just cosmetic…weight gain is a serious health concern and obesity is a national epidemic. Obesity is now linked with chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and even types of cancer. In my clinical experience, patients who are obese report higher incidences of snoring or sleep apnea, insomnia, digestive problems, and fatigue.
The Obesity Society states that:
obesity is the most prevalent, fatal, chronic, relapsing disorder of the 21st century. Obesity is a leading cause of United States mortality, morbidity, disability, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs.
And although these facts are staggering, I believe that weight loss must be done in a planned, methodical way to ensure the safety and health of the patient. That is why I make sure to thoroughly assess a patients’ condition and create a step-by-step treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to their needs. My acupuncture treatment for obesity combines three tried, tested, and true methods for safe and steady weight loss. I then prescribe Chinese herbal formulas and food therapy to guarantee that the patient and myself are doing all that we can to achieve success.
The focus of the weight loss treatments are on appetite suppression, metabolism of fats, balancing blood sugar, reducing cravings, and increasing muscle tone. Patients generally first notice that they aren’t “entertained” by food like they used to be and that they have more control over what they are putting into their bodies. This is the beginning of their weight loss journey and I am honored to be a part of their team. Most patients then find that they lose 1-3 pounds per week until they’ve reached their weight loss goal.
If you’d like to lose weight in a steady and safe manner, please give Keahi Health Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic a call to get started now!