Weight Loss

Emotions play a major role in weight loss and weight gain.  I hope this information is of help to you.

Because so many people are looking for a quick fix we don’t treat people exclusively for weight loss.  However, we are happy to try and help you with weight loss while treating you for another condition.

1. Stress (Chinese Systems Liver / Gallbladder )
Stress and anger can trigger your body’s weight gaining mechanism.
Remind yourself: “Yes, sometimes I am very stressed or angry. My body does not need to gain weight just because I am stressed.  I don’t need to over eat or drink because I am stressed.”

2. Overthinking / Overworking (Chinese System Spleen / Stomach)
Over-thinking fatigues the digestive system and makes the muscles soft.
Remind yourself: “I have enough time. My body can be healthy, my muscles can be tone.  I have time to exercise 30 minutes a day.”

3. Fear / Anxiety (Chinese Systems Kidney / Bladder)
Fear and anxiety disrupt the balance of hormones that maintain weight.
Remind yourself: “I am safe, my body does not need to gain weight to protect me.  Maintaining an appropriate weight keeps me safe.”

4. Sadness / Grief (Chinese Systems Lung / Large Intestine)
Sadness causes emptiness in the body, so the digestive system works to fill the void.
Remind yourself: “It’s ok to be sad. I can still eat well and maintain a healthy weight.”

5. Joy / Love
Fact: Joy and love trigger contentment and balance which keeps the body healthy.
Reminder: “By recognizing what makes me happy, I will enjoy food and still lose weight.”


Information about Emotions, The Digestive System, and Chinese Medicine

Anger, Stress, Indecisiveness – These emotions effect the Liver and Gallbladder systems. These two system play an important role in digestion and storage of food energy.

Over thinking /OverworkingThese emotions effect the Stomach, Pancreas, and Spleen. The stomach helps to break down foods and the pancreas secretes insulin into the blood stream. Insulin helps your body absorb sugars.

Fear / Anxiety – These emotion effect the Kidneys and Bladder. The kidneys remove unused enzymes, hormones, minerals and other substances from the blood. The bladder stores and control the frequency and urgency of elimination.

Sadness / Grief – These emotions effect the Lungs and Large Intestine. The lungs bring oxygen into the body and without oxygen food cannot be used by the body as energy. The major function of the Large Intestine is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter.

Joy / Love – These emotions effect the Heart and Small Intestine. The heart is responsible for moving the food absorbed via the blood stream to your body. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing most of the food we eat.

Phase 2 of Treatment
Once the patient has a working knowledge of how emotions effect the digestive system and contribute to weight loss we will move on to the next phase of this program  if necessary or desired by the patient.

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