Weight Loss

Chinese and Western medicine agree that weight control is important and that obesity can lead to a range of other illnesses.  In the West, the emphasis is on dietary discipline and being sufficiently active, however sometimes healthy eating and exercise fail to deliver the desired results.

The Chinese perspective differs in that obesity is seen as only a symptom of more important underlying problems that, if left untreated, will affect all the other organs in the body.

Chinese medicine sees the problem of weight gain in a very different way from Western Medicine. There are numerous possible diagnoses, but easily the most common is what the Chinese call “spleen qi deficiency”. This can be roughly translated as having weak digestion that does not allow the body to absorb and transport food effectively.

This means no matter how well or how much the person eats, they are left feeling tired, sluggish and usually hungry as the body is not absorbing nutrition from food, which makes weight loss hard. This can lead to a destructive cycle whereby the person always feels hungry and gains weight regardless of the efforts they make to eat less or healthier.


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How we can help

Chinese medicine predates modern science, so you don’t have to worry about calorie counting or modern dieting techniques when you are following a TCM weight loss program. What is essential is that a dietary plan is tailored to suit your individual constitution and internal imbalances. Every person is different according to TCM, and the treatment must be individualised according to pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Usually, a list of healthy foods for your constitution and a list of foods to avoid are provided to help you choose the correct diet. The foods are selected according to their flavour, nature and what internal organs they affect from a TCM perspective.

Food is medicine and can certainly be used to balance the body in conjunction with Chinese herbs carefully selected to tonify spleen qi, and increase your energy and metabolism.

When following a diet designed to strengthen the internal organs, you notice a difference in your digestive system within a short time.

Acupuncture  can further assist, by regulating hormone production, improving the metabolism, optimizing digestion, reducing inflammation, suppressing the appetite, lessening water retention and optimising other bodily functions that are related to obesity and weight loss.


Artemis Health & Beauty

611 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield

London, SW18 4SU

020 8944 0332


Friday - Wednesday: 10.00 - 19.30

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