Most people would agree that successful long-term weight loss can be difficult to achieve.
Everyone has heard friends and family lament about the diets they tried only to later gain the weight again, plus some additional pounds.
However, proponents of traditional Chinese medicine say the solution could lie in your Qi - your body’s natural energy.
“According to traditional Chinese medicine, healthy body mass equals sufficient Qi (energy ) moving through the body system,” explains Care Cure, who specialise in acupuncture, acupressure massage, reflexology and more.
“If there isn’t enough Qi, or the energy becomes blocked in the spleen, stomach or liver, then weight gain results.” Traditional Chinese medicine maintains that when your flow of Qi is strong and your body is in balance, weight problems will naturally disappear and a healthy weight can easily be maintained.
Care Cure explained: “For example, a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help you to boost your metabolism, increase circulation, reduce cravings, suppress appetite and improve bowel movements.
“Most people report a marked decline in appetite and cravings with acupuncture alone, but herbs can definitely enhance the effectiveness of weight loss treatment.”
They added that the benefit of using traditional Chinese medicine for weight loss is that, unlike other medications, there are no harmful side effects and no chance of addiction.
“So don’t lose hope if you’ve struggled with weight for a long time,” says Care Cure. “Pop into your local Care Cure acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic or phone (091 ) 539996 for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our highly experienced practitioners.”
Care Cure specialises in acupuncture, acupressure massage, reflexology, herbal medicine, allergy testing and more. Clinics are located in Galway city, Loughrea and Tuam. See www.carecure.ie for details.