Do you think you are considered overweight or obese? The body mass index (BMI), measured by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of the person’s height in metres, can be an indicator. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or higher, you are considered obese.
Differentiate symptoms and Treatments
1. Stomach overheat
Fat from an early age or with strong muscle, strong appetite and take a big meal, red face, constipation, aversion to heat.
The treatment principle with acupuncture is to eliminate heat and disperse dampness.
2. Spleen deficiency
Loose muscle, fat in the face, neck and abdomen, leg’s weakness, anorexia, yellow face, flatulence, aversion to cold .
The treatment principle with acupuncture is to strengthen spleen and resolve dampness.
3. Qi deficiency
Loose muscle, fat in the buttocks, tiredness, short breathing, sweating, pale face, aversion to move or speak.
The treatment principle with acupuncture is to activate qi, reinforce kidney and eliminate dampness.
In additional, the ear acupuncture may be combined with the body acupuncture for controlling appetite.