Did you know that one in two people deem themselves as overweight and are trying to slim down, according to a 2012 study conducted by Nielsen. 11% of adults aged between 18 to 69 being obese has been recorded in 2010, a 7% increase as compared to 2004.
Losing weight is a common affair in Singapore, and lots of folks have tried fad diets and slimming teas, in hopes of shedding some pounds on the scale. Following TCM principles, weight gain is usually due to ‘Qi’ deficiency which affects the body to function healthily. A deficiency in ‘Qi’ slows down metabolism, resulting in weight gain and water retention.
In the current society, it’s been observed that a lot of working professionals are “overly stressed” and lead a sedentary lifestyle with poor diets. Such sluggish metabolism, lack of adequate sleep, and poor eating habits are factors known to cause weight gain according to Western medicine.
TCM treatments for weight management focus on restoring the body internally for healthy, functioning metabolism, and deals with underlying body symptoms/conditions that result in excessive weight gain.
For a start, it is important to know where most of your fat distributes in your body to lose weight smartly, and effectively.
What kind of ‘fat’ are you?
Tendency to gain weight around the waist
- This is a common sign of dampness and phlegm in your body when it is converted by excess metabolic products. Overconsumption of heavy, greasy, spicy food or alcohol can cause heat to accumulate in the stomach. The heat allows food to be digested faster which in turn results in overeating at the cost of your spleen’s productivity because it is overloaded and unable to function properly.
- Tip: Try to eat less flavourful food and avoid simple carbohydrates in your meals. Do choose for food that is high in vitamin B, like brown rice, oats, and green, leafy vegetables!
Tendency to gain weight on upper body
- This is a sign of ‘Qi’ stagnation. For people who are under emotional stress, and/or predisposed to hypertension; the liver fails to regulate ‘Qi’ (energy) flow, which will obstruct healthy blood circulation. The sluggish ‘Qi’ flow blocks vital meridian points and finds it difficult to dispel toxins within the body which results in weight gain.
Overall weight gain
- Gaining weight all over? It might be a sign of spleen weakness and kidney deficiency. The kidney is the root of all Yin and Yang. Stagnant bodily fluid can also manifest as spleen and kidney deficiency, causing the body metabolism to slow down and makes it challenging to lose weight.
TCM treatments adopt a holistic approach to weight management. With our Meridian Bojin Therapy/Meridian Tissue Manipulation (MTM), we aim to treat the functioning of the whole body to promote internal healing and to achieve healthy sustainable results on slimming.
Meridian Bojin Therapy/Meridian Tissue Manipulation (MTM) | First-trial at $68 nett (30 mins, U.P. $98)
Targets: Tummy/Love Handles or Legs/Arms
Our revolutionary non-invasive Meridian Tissue Manipulation (MTM) Therapy targets specific meridian channels to unblock Qi energy resulting in immediate relief of such symptoms or musculoskeletal pains. This therapy combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridian expertise and Western Medicine muscle and bone research to manipulate acupuncture points, meridians, soft tissues and muscles, utilizing specially crafted buffalo horn massage tools to extend the efficacy to unlock knots in deep tissues and muscles. This provides significantly more effective relief for chronic pain, muscle stiffness and fibromyalgia for your ultimate relief and relaxation, soothing your tensions, pains and emotions for a healthier you.
Anti-Cellulite Cupping Therapy | First-trial at $88 nett (30 mins, U.P. $98)
Inspired by the healing success of ancient Chinese cupping, this modern cellulite therapy addresses the root cause directly and not just the symptom. It activates, stimulates and rejuvenates the lymphatic system with a reverse deep tissue massage technique.
Get the best of both worlds with TCM and our revolutionary fat burning treatments that work in tandem to prevent weight rebound and relieve other weight-related health problems at The Body Firm. Our weight loss specialists will customise a weight loss program according to your concern to achieve your goals.
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