There is much information, out there concerning weight loss, some useful, some not, so I thought it would be fun to explore and clarify weight loss according to Classic Oriental Medicine principles.

Firstly there is really only Three ways to lose weight and 2 out of those Three are actually harmful and not recommended. The third option I will discuss will be later on is the most well balanced and healthiest method of weight loss according to TCM.

Obesity is basically due to an overload regarding cold, damp producing foods and fluids that dulls the digestive flames needed to process foods efficiently. When the digestion fire is weakened the foods and fluids build up in the body and eventually are a thick phlegm that shoes up the whole technique. If you are not having a bowel motion every single day than the is a sure indication that your digestion is just not up to proper function and may be slow and stagnant the precursor to unhealthy weight gain.

Ok, so what are the 3 ways to loose weight?

1. The first one is basically called a cold purge. It requires purging the body using cold foods and also diuretics. It essentially injuries the spleen and belly and can leave the individual looking very soft and fatigued or sometimes wired as well as ungrounded and totally psychologically unstable. The abdomen and spleen are important inside the overall function of your immune system and its furthermore involved in mental cognition and processing. Consequently this method of weight loss, though may be speedy, is potentially extremely harmful and can cause long term weakness of the st and spleen operate and threaten emotional stability. Anorexia and other having disorders tend to fit under this method.

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2. The second method is making use of stimulants to promote the qi the blood and send qi up and outwards. Like burning the vitality upwards like a fire. It’s essentially equivalent to taking velocity, pharmaceutical uppers and coffee additionally fits into this group when over used and abused. That duplets the kidney vitality stores and often contributes to insomnia, mental uncertainty and a great a sense anger. It can also result in addiction to stimulants. Water are lost within the forms of excessive perspiration and urination. In some obese cases a little stimulant can be helpful, like teas just to kick in the metabolism. Things like persistent fatigue and addiction to stimulants are a regular occurrence if this way is employed and reinforced on-goingly.

3. The third and healthiest way to lose weight effectively is to support the tummy and spleen through only taking in warming as well as wholesome foods which keep the fire associated with digestion burning solid therefore allowing digestion to be efficient. Ginger and a little bit of spice in most foods will assist greatly. Avoid cool drinks, ice water, cool raw foods along with phlegm producing foods like whole milk and diary. Loaf of bread, especially white loaf of bread tends to clogs inside the digestion and therefore should be minimized. Green tea supports the spleen and stomach as well as stimulates the digestion through the small caffeine articles.

Weight training tonifys muscles and also this stimulates the stomach as well as spleen to send nutrients, “food energy” throughout the body to the muscle groups. To burn fat, normal walks where the pulse rate is elevated a little will stimulate digestion and burn fat cells. I would advise to stop the super intense forms of exercise like sprint, or running up slopes as fast as you can because it simply trains the body to burn glucose as opposed to fat cells. A slightly elevated heart rate on the long period of time is much more effective in burning up fat mobile stores. And you have to get to the point where you have a great and healthy digestive tract motion every single day. Your bowel movements are one of the ideal way to assess your physiques health.

This method will take longer to see outcomes yet it is a more balanced and wholesome approach to go about it based on TCM principles combined with my own understanding.

Hopefully helps you in some way.

In case you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Michael Hetherington (yoga instructor and acupuncturist)

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