someone who suffers from obesity, the effect is not just limited to
cosmetics appearance. It also has a major effect on the work and quality of
life. Obesity can be a contributing factor to many other diseases, such as
high blood pressure, coronary heart diseases, and in severe cases of heart
attack and brain haemorrhages. There are mainly four types of obesities:
deficiency and excessive Phlegm-Dampness
Lethargy, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitation, loose stool, pale
and enlarge tongue, deep and thready pulse.
Tonify the Spleen system and expel Dampness and Phlegm.
2 Dry Heat
in the Spleen system and Stomach
Hungry feeling, overeating and drinking, thirst, dry tongue, dizziness,
tightness in the chest, constipation, red tongue, thin and yellow coating,
taut and thready pulse.
Clean the Stomach, cool the blood and moisten the large intestine.
3 Qi and
Obesity, easily becomes irritable, tightness in the chest, ache in ribs,
headache, bitter taste in mouth, dry throat, constipation, irregular
periods, dark tongue with purple patches. Thin yellow coating on the tongue
and slippery pulse.
principle: Regulate Qi and
Defficiency of Spleen and Kidney Yang
Gereral puffiness, weakness and lethargy, loose stools, backache, cold
limbs, dizziness and loss of hair, pale and enlarge tongue with white and
greasy coating, deep, thready and forceless pulse.
Treatment: Warm the Kidney Yang and tonify
the Spleen Qi.
treatment varies according to the extent to which each Pattern of
Disharmony is involved. It
can help surppress the appetite and regulate the digestive system.
Common points are:
Qu Chi, He Gu, Xue Hai, San Yin Jiao, Bai Hui. If the weight lies
mostly on the stomach, add: Tian Shu, Shui Dao, Ji Men. If the weight on
the thighs, add: Feng Shi, Huan Tiao, If the weight is on the back, add:
Other ready-to-use herbal products are also very effective to
reduce weight, such as, Feiyan Health Tea (which names after an ancient
Chinese beauty who discovered this health tea), Dieter drink (very popular
in USA), Keep Fit capsule(Shou Fu Jiang Zhi Wan).
Apart from the above treatments, it is best to stick a good diet.
Do not eat too many fatty foods such as chocolate, cheese, meats. Eat more
vegetable, fruits, and do more exercise.