Dr Ping’s Weight Loss Program: Why do I struggle to lose weight?
Dr Ping Wang has for many years researched various weight loss methods and finally created this effective program to help her clients to lose weight.
This method is not only based on traditional Chinese medicine theories, but also on Dr Ping’s own successful experience in the clinic — and on herself.
This article will share with you some of the most common reasons for gaining weight and why it is so difficult to lose it.
1. The Causes of Weight Gain
In the past, many people have questioned me, “why do I struggle to lose weight although I eat well, exercise and have a regular lifestyle?”
From the diagram below, you will understand that weight gain is not always from overeating or lack of exercise, there are other causes from the view of traditional Chinese medicine.
Dr Ping’s Weight Loss Program is especially for those people who have already tried diet and exercise to lose weight without success.
Poor circulation due to Liver weakness
Poor circulation is a common cause of weight gain because of stagnation and blocked circulation in the channels. Some of the most common symptoms besides weight gain are:
- body pain and stiffness
- puffiness (oedema) in the body
Weak Spleen and Kidney organs
Spleen and Kidney Deficiency (weakness) will cause retention of fluid and dampness in the body which causes weight gain. Some of the most common symptoms besides weight gain are:
- sluggish bowel movements
- puffy face, knees, ankles, arms and legs
Weak Bowels with Heat and Toxins
Weak intestinal and bowel function leads to the accumulation of heat and toxins in the digestive tract which causes weight gain. Some of the most common symptoms besides weight gain are:
- acne or dry skin
- insomnia and vivid dreams
- smelly and sticky stools
2. How do we find out your individual cause(s) of weight gain?
In traditional Chinese medicine we aim to find the cause the problem rather than just treat the symptoms.
As we aim to identify and target the underlying causes of your weight gain, the results are usually more effective than simply dieting or exercising alone.
During your initial consultation, our practitioners will check your pulse and tongue combined with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis methods to find out which specific organs are unhealthy and which channels are blocked.
Through a combination of acupuncture, cupping and Chinese herbal medicine, we aim to:
- Improve Liver circulation and clear body pain symptoms
- Clear Stagnation (heat and toxins) from the intestines
- Clear excess dampness and fluids
- Strengthen and re-balance the internal organs
Dr Ping’s Weight Loss Program also includes some specific Chinese medicine diet and lifestyle advice which is easy to follow.
Importantly, our program doesn’t require you to fast or follow any diet or meal plans. Our approach is to help your body lose weight naturally and not forcibly.
If you recognise one or more of the reasons for gaining weight mentioned in this article, you can consult with our team of Chinese medicine practitioners who are able to help you with Dr Ping’s Weight Loss Program.