Besides making us look and feel less than our best, excess weight puts strain on the internal organs and structures contributing to inefficient organ function and joint pain. Ultimately this may manifest as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, bowel problems and even an early death (due to increased cancer risk). So for a single thing to do to achieve a better, healthier and longer life: Lose weight and maintain it at normal levels.
Perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Products that assist in this process are amongst the most popular and frequently requested. From the Chinese medicine point of view they work on several principles: All contain herbs that transform "dampness" (phlegm and mucus), removing it through urine or stools. Other herbs tonify the Spleen Qi (energy flow) to make digestion more efficient, regulating food usage through better nutrition. Many of the herbs are also useful at reducing blood fats and can help in people with high cholesterol. The detoxifying effects help to assist bowel function, reducing bloating and fullness and can be helpful in metabolising stored fats, but maybe to a lesser degree than dietary control or exercise. The herbal formulas are very well balanced meaning weight loss can take place without energy loss too.
Similarly, and often more effectively, acupuncture can help you with losing weight. Fine needles are inserted into the relevant acu-points, helping adjust your Yin (female, water, coolness) and Yang (male, fire, heat) balance and improving your Qi circulation. Acupuncture helps your body to function in a more balance way to hem shed off unnecessary fat and “dampness” but re-gain more energy.
Individual responses vary widely, it is usually necessary to take the products for at least two weeks, in some cases longer. Here are some typical experiences from our clinic:
"I have been taking the slimming tea & slimming capsules for 2 weeks now and have already lost 5 lbs. I have tried many diets & remedies in the past and none have worked so effectively. I recommend these products to anyone that needs to lose weight and also lose that 'bloated' feeling." - Alex
"My weight went down from 18 stone I lbs to 17 stone 10 lbs in ten days. No diarrhoea or stomach-ache. Feel more energy." - Kate C
"In 14 days lost 6 lbs on tea bags and tablets. Wonderful! While on the tablets didn't think of eating chocolates and food. Marvellous." - J Edwards
"I had been feeling heavy and bloated and seemed unable to lose weight so I decided to try acupuncture and Chinese medicine. After only two weeks I have lost 4 lbs and my clothes feel looser and fit me much better. I also have more energy and feel calmer and happier.” - Valerie