Obesity - Chinese Medicine

Alternative medicine- Acupuncture Chinese Herbology

 

 

Obesity - Overweight

 

Chinese Medicine causes of obesity:

Fire - Qi deficiency, not enough yang energy to burn oils
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Oil - greasy diet, poor quality
Jiang Zi Yi Gan Tang
Water - dampness not being transported or transformed properly (hot or cold)
Huang Qi Tang Wu Ling San Ping Wei San


Figure out the percentage of each main disorder and how they interrelate with the patients conditions.

Find out patients pattern:
Diet? Exercise? Emotion?

Diagnosis of Obesity:

Deficiency Or Excess:
Excess Type - Minister Fire Excess - increased appetite with good digestion
- King Fire Excess - increased appetite with poor digestion, emotional eating
Deficient Type - Minister Fire deficiency - nausea, bloating, effects spleen function
- King Fire deficiency - decreased appetite, anorexia, vomiting - yo yo weight loss and gain, emotional eating
King Fire (heart) will overact on the stomach
Minister Fire (kidney) will overact on the spleen

TCM Differentiation Of Obesity:
Phlegm Damp Stagnation - Er Chen Tang (phlegm)
Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang (phlegm fluids)
Qi and Blood Stagnation - Tao Hong Si Wu Tang
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
Chai Hu Shi Gan San
Lung And Spleen Deficiency - Liu Jun Zi Tang
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Spleen And Kidney Deficiency - Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
Li Zhong Wan
Liver And Stomach Acc. Heat - Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Dang Zhi Xiao Yao San

Lose Weight Herbal Formula's
(1) Huang Qi, Fu Ling, Jie Ming Zi
(2) He Shou Wu, Huang Qi, Xiao Ku Cao, Dong Gua Pi (or cucmber)
(3) He Ye, Chi Qian Cao

Top 10 Herbs to Lose Weight:
Top 4: He ye, Fu Ling, Huang Qi, Chi Qian Cao
2nd: Jue Ming Zi
3rd: Zi Cie, Chen Pi, He Shou Wu, Xia Ku Cao, Da Huang


Acupuncture to Lose Weight:
Ear - 70% effective
Points - PC 6, ST 25, Ren 4, ST 40, SP 6, LU 7

Other Useful Ideas To Lose Weight:
Meditation, Yoga, Massage, Qi Gong, Walking

Diagnosis:
Tongue is more important than pulse because it is more closely related to spleen and stomach function.

 

 

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