The Yin and Yang of Losing Weight

Powerful weight loss treatments combine
eastern wisdom and western science

Weight Management is quite a difficult complex thing for some of us, and not even an issue for others. I myself have struggled with weight issues my entire life and it was Chinese Medicine that proved effective for me.


Helps with...

  •  Irregular Bowel Movements and Constipation
  •  Irregular Menstrual Flow
  •  Mood Swings, Depression, Ambivalence, PMS
  •  Some Skin problems
  •  Fatigue

The unique weight loss program we are offering here in Los Angeles at the Oriental Med Spa is a synergy based on the treatment protocol currently used in China(1) and nutrition for weight loss taught to physicians(2). It is a gradual reduction method and includes Oriental Medicine Diagnosis, a series of eight Acupuncture for Weight Loss Treatments, Auricular acupuncture (ear seeds) and herbal supplements.


  •  Oriental Medicine Diagnosis
  •  Acupuncture for Weight Loss Treatments - a series of eight weekly treatments
  •  Auricular acupuncture (ear seeds)
  •  Herbal Nutrition Supplements

All treatments are based on an Oriental Medicine Diagnosis to determine your specific symptom pattern. Acupuncture and herbs are used primarily to strengthen the digestive system so it becomes more efficient. The food you eat is better assimilated and you feel full more quickly with less cravings. The ear seeds assist the process in between treatments. Patients report that they love being able to squeeze their ear and have their hunger go away or feel less stressed out. Breathing exercises are also a vital part of our program.

Each program is tailored and individualized for the patient’s unique situation. Each person starts with a basic eight week program. The program may only be repeated after a month break if weight loss goals haven’t quite been reached.

We also work with any program that you are successfully using now.

What’s important is finding the right solutions that will work for you – not forcing you into a program that will be difficult. Long-lasting lifestyle changes that you enjoy are key to long term success.


For those who require additional support, we also provide Chinese nutrition diet analysis, Eating plans, Lifestyle Changes Support, RejuvaQi Qi Gong Exercises, Slim & Toned IR BodyWrap and AromaWraps for weight loss.


These treatments assist the weight loss process and feel relaxing and invigorating as well. Some people come in simply because they feel great after their treatment.

We also refer to and work with a group of outstanding supportive professionals, MD’s, Psychologists, Clinical Hypnotherapists, other professionals and support groups when a referral is needed.


Acupuncture for Weight Loss hit the press in 2003 when Reuters, CNN and others reported of successful weight loss clinics in China. Chinese Medicine theory, traditionally hold that overweight people have imbalanced digestive systems. By stimulating the digestive system through acupuncture and herbs, it becomes more balanced and efficient, thus nutrition is more bio-available and the person feels fuller. Other theories are that acupuncture mainly helps reduce appetite and improve metabolism(3).

A slow increase in Obesity in China had lead to this new specialty – weight loss. A professor at a Traditional Chinese Medicine College in China states that treatments for weight reduction have been practiced, studied and refined over the past 5 years(4). In Beijing, the capital, students eagerly enjoy down their Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and pop tarts. These foods have slowly replaced the previous hot spots with traditional Chinese snacks found in places like Grandma’s Dumpling House(5). In China they say that 4 of 5 patients lose weight in their programs. Only time will tell here in the West(6).



Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are powerful tools, to help us find our own individual paths to healthy living. It is a slow gradual reduction method for helping us lose weight. It takes time as the body rebalances. If you are seriously looking for support for your weight loss, we’d love to work with you.

Call today to get started...310-663-9822

Special pricing packages are available for our Slender Self Weight Management program. Call our offices to set up a program specifically for you (310) 663-9822.


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1  Ibid.
2  Second Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium: Translating Science into Clinical Practice, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine Practical Multidisciplinary Teaching of Weight Management
3  FlorCruz, Jaime, Tackling Asias Growing Waistline,
4  Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html
5  Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html
6  Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html

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