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The midsummer season is a good time to show off your figure, but the growing fat around your waist and thighs is worrying. Obesity not only affects personal image, but is also an important risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other diseases. So, how to make “fat oil click away”? Here is a recipe for weight loss in traditional Chinese medicine.
Obese people have “more phlegm” and “less gas”
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the occurrence of obesity is mostly related to improper diet, excessive lying and lack of movement, and lack of congenital endowments. Mainly due to deficiency of yang qi and excess of phlegm-dampness, that is, “more phlegm” and “less qi”. If the spleen is weak, the transformation and transfusion will be incapable. The essence of water and grain will be lost in the distribution, and will be transformed into grease and water, which will be retained in the body and cause obesity. Slow, water and dampness stop within, and become obese.
Characteristic magic weapon to get rid of obesity
The most basic way to treat obesity is to adjust the lifestyle, including the intervention of diet, exercise and behavior. In addition, some characteristic treatments of Chinese medicine also have good curative effect.
Acupuncture treatment Acupuncture for weight loss is guided by the theory of meridians in traditional Chinese medicine, through acupuncture on specific meridians and acupoints to balance yin and yang, regulate viscera, run qi and blood, and dredge meridians, so as to achieve the purpose of losing weight. Clinically, acupoints are mainly selected from the aspects of invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, soothing the liver and regulating qi, warming and tonifying kidney-yang, etc., usually including Zhongwan, Xiawan, Tianshu, Daheng, Zusanli, Shangjuxu, Sanyinjiao, Quchi and other acupoints.
Acupoint catgut embedding Acupoint catgut embedding is a new type of acupoint stimulation technique of “replacing needles with threads”. The therapy is to embed absorbable thread into specific acupoints, and generate lasting and gentle physical and biochemical stimulation to the acupoints through the thread, so as to achieve the purpose of long-term stimulation of the acupoints and dredging of the meridians.
Auricular acupoint treatment: Wangbuliuxingzi can be used to press or directly acupuncture related auricular points, such as Shenmen, stomach, Sanjiao, endocrine, hunger point, etc. Auricular point therapy can reduce appetite by stimulating the vagus nerve in the ear, and can also promote the digestive function of the spleen and stomach, so as to achieve the purpose of weight loss.
Massage acupuncture points to “enjoy thinness” at home
In addition to receiving formal and professional Chinese medicine treatment, acupoint massage at home or during office breaks can also help to lose weight.
Tianshu Point This point is located in the horizontal and flat umbilicus of the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline (the width between the two ends of the inner end of the middle finger when the middle finger is flexed or the width of the thumb interphalangeal joint, is 1 cun) . When massaging, you can use the method of tapping, and you can massage about 50 times a day. Massage Tianshu point can play a role in regulating qi and assisting transportation, clearing dampness and heat.
Shangjuxu acupoint This acupoint is located on the anterolateral side of the calf, 6 cun below the Dubi (outer knee eye), one finger transverse to the anterior border of the tibia, one on the left and one on the left. Pressing the upper Juxu point about 50 times a day can help digestion, improve constipation, and treat gastrointestinal diseases.
Fenglong Point This point is located on the anterolateral side of the calf, 8 cun above the tip of the lateral malleolus, two transverse fingers from the anterior border of the tibia, that is, at the midpoint of the line connecting the eye of the lateral knee and the tip of the lateral malleolus. Pressing and rubbing Fenglong acupoint about 50 times a day can dispel dampness and resolve phlegm, and play a role in improving symptoms of abdominal distension and indigestion.
Neiting Point This point is located in the depression in front of the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones on the dorsum of the foot, one on the left and one on the left. Pressing the Nei Ting acupoint with the end of the thumb for 1 minute every day can regulate digestion, suppress appetite, and relieve abdominal distension and constipation.
In addition, with the navel as the center, massage the abdomen clockwise 30 to 50 times a day, it can also promote digestion, relieve constipation, and help lose weight.
Diet therapy and medicated diet to lose weight while eating
“The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” puts forward the dietary principles of “eating and drinking with restraint” and “respecting the five flavors”. That is to say, people should be restrained and regular in their diet, regular and quantitative, and at the same time, they should choose suitable food according to their own physical constitution and the cold, hot, warm and cool properties of the food. People who lose weight should follow this principle, so as to lose weight and ensure good health.
The following are some recommended diets to help you lose weight while eating.
Chrysanthemum cassia seed tea
Materials: 15 grams of tuckahoe, 5 grams of tangerine peel, 10 grams of cassia seeds, 10 grams of chrysanthemum, 10 grams of wolfberry.
Practice: Boil the above medicinal materials with appropriate amount of water, and drink it instead of tea.
Efficacy: invigorating the spleen and regulating qi, resolving phlegm and clearing heat, suitable for most people who lose fat.
Lean pork with loofah and potatoes
Materials: 80 grams of potatoes, 150 grams of pork lean meat, 100 grams of loofah, ginger, onion, garlic, salt, soy sauce, and cooking oil.
Practice: Wash, peel, and slice the potatoes, cut the loofah into pieces, and marinate the lean pork with a little ginger and soy sauce for preparation. Drain potatoes and loofah. Drain and set aside. Add a little cooking oil, green onion, and garlic to the pot and saute until fragrant, add pork lean meat first, then add potatoes and loofah, stir fry quickly, add salt to taste and serve.
Efficacy: clearing heat and resolving phlegm, invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, widening the intestines and laxatives, suitable for people with damp-heat constitution to lose weight.
Five-finger peach pork ribs soup
Materials: 350 grams of pork ribs, 80 grams of five-fingered peach, 100 grams of yam, 6 red dates (pitted), 3 slices of ginger, appropriate amount of salt.
Practice: Cut the pork ribs into small pieces, blanch and drain, peel the yam, wash, and cut into sections for later use. Add a proper amount of water to the pot and bring to a boil, put all the ingredients into the pot and simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour, season with salt.
Efficacy: invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, promoting qi and removing phlegm, invigorating the lung and replenishing qi, especially suitable for people with qi deficiency and phlegm-dampness constitution.