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Understand your body constitution to overcome stubborn fat


Damp-heat physique

In traditional Chinese medicine, "damp-heat physique" refers to a condition where there is an excess of dampness and heat in the body, which manifests as symptoms such as dry mouth and throat, sticky skin, and excessive sweating. Obesity, on the other hand, refers to a condition where there is an excessive amount of body fat, leading to a weight that is beyond the normal range.


According to traditional Chinese medicine, the reason why damp-heat physique is associated with obesity is that dampness and heat can weaken the function of the spleen and stomach, leading to poor digestion, overeating, and excessive accumulation of fat. Additionally, damp-heat physique can also cause metabolic dysfunction, affecting energy consumption and leading to even more fat accumulation in the body.


Therefore, for people with a damp-heat physique, the key to weight loss is to regulate the spleen and stomach, enhance digestion, and adjust metabolism to reduce fat accumulation. Common methods for regulating damp-heat physique include:

  • Dietary regulation: People with damp-heat physique should pay attention to a light diet, eat less spicy and stimulating foods, and sweets, and consume more fiber-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits, which can promote digestion and excretion.

  • Exercise regulation: Appropriate exercise can promote metabolism, enhance digestion, and help reduce fat accumulation. However, excessive exercise should be avoided to prevent dehydration and physical exhaustion.

  • Herbal medicine regulation: Herbal medicine can be selected based on individual conditions, with effects such as clearing heat and detoxification, eliminating dampness and phlegm, and regulating the spleen and stomach to help regulate damp-heat physique.

  • Magnetic Slimming: According to data from the investigation of eight major factors, overeating spicy and stimulating foods, greasy foods, sweets, raw and cold foods, and irregular diets are more likely to lead to damp-heat physique. Xian Chuan therapy can easily help you lose weight through a course of treatment.


Phlegm-dampness

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), phlegm-dampness constitution refers to the accumulation of dampness and phlegm in the body, which leads to an imbalance in the body. There is indeed a certain correlation between phlegm-dampness constitution and obesity.


Firstly, people with phlegm-dampness constitution often have poor digestive function and poor intestinal function, which means that their bodies cannot digest food in a timely manner, resulting in food staying in the body for too long and forming phlegm-dampness constitution. This situation is also likely to lead to an excessive accumulation of fat in the body, causing obesity. Secondly, people with phlegm-dampness constitution are prone to accumulate dampness in the body. This dampness is converted into fat in the liver, leading to obesity. In addition, dampness can also obstruct blood circulation and affect fat metabolism. Furthermore, people with phlegm-dampness constitution often have a lack of exercise and poor metabolic function, coupled with unhealthy habits in life, such as staying up late and overeating, which also easily lead to obesity.


Therefore, for people with phlegm-dampness constitution, in addition to paying attention to dietary hygiene and healthy lifestyle habits, they should a

lso strengthen physical exercise to enhance their metabolic function, which can help to improve obesity and phlegm-dampness constitution. Additionally, TCM treatment is also an effective way to improve phlegm-dampness constitution and weight loss. One example is Magnetic Slimming, which can help strengthen people's metabolism, thereby achieving the alleviation and elimination of phlegm-dampness constitution.



Qi stagnation constitution

Qi stagnation constitution is a type of body constitution in traditional Chinese medicine, characterized by emotional instability, easy anger, irritability, and emotional accumulation, as well as a tendency to develop obesity. The main reason why Qi stagnation constitution leads to obesity is that emotional instability and emotional repression can cause poor circulation of Qi and blood in the body, leading to inhibition of metabolic function and weight gain.


The methods for treating obesity caused by Qi stagnation constitution in traditional Chinese medicine mainly include the following aspects:

  • Regulating emotions: People with Qi stagnation constitution are prone to emotional fluctuations, so they should pay attention to regulating emotions and maintaining a cheerful mood. Some psychological counseling activities, such as listening to music, reading, and exercise, can be carried out to relieve emotional stress.

  • Adjusting diet: People with Qi stagnation constitution should pay attention to dietary adjustment, eat small meals frequently, avoid overeating, and avoid eating oily, spicy, and stimulating foods. At the same time, they can also eat some warm foods in moderation, such as chicken and fish.

  • Engaging in appropriate exercise: Appropriate exercise can promote smooth circulation of Qi and blood in the body, accelerate metabolism, and achieve the effect of weight loss. Some mild exercises, such as walking, yoga, and tai chi, can be chosen.

  • Herbal therapy: Traditional Chinese medicine can also use some herbs for regulation, such as Chai Hu, Xiang Fu, and Bai Shao. These herbs can help regulate emotions and alleviate the symptoms of Qi stagnation constitution.


Yang deficiency constitution

Yang deficiency constitution is a type of constitution in traditional Chinese medicine, characterized by weak physical condition, easy fatigue, weakness, aversion to cold, cold hands and feet, and also prone to obesity. The main cause of obesity in yang deficiency constitution is insufficient yang qi in the body, which slows down the metabolism and reduces energy consumption, leading to weight gain.


The methods of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity caused by yang deficiency constitution mainly include the following aspects:

  • Tonifying yang and nourishing qi: Traditional Chinese medicine commonly uses herbs such as dang shen, huang qi, and ren shen to tonify yang and nourish qi, which can help enhance the body's yang qi, promote metabolism, and achieve weight loss effects.

  • Adjusting diet: People with yang deficiency constitution should pay attention to balanced nutrition and consume more foods with warm and hot properties, such as chicken, lamb, fish, ginger, scallion, garlic, etc. At the same time, they should also avoid consuming overly cold foods, such as watermelon and persimmon.

  • Moderate exercise: Moderate exercise can promote the generation and circulation of yang qi in the body, accelerate metabolism, and achieve weight loss effects. People can choose suitable exercise methods, such as walking, jogging, tai chi, etc.

  • Adjusting daily routine: Maintaining good habits and regular rest, ensuring sufficient sleep, can help regulate the body's yang qi, enhance physical condition, and alleviate obesity problems.


Blood stasis body type

Blood stasis body type is a type of constitution in traditional Chinese medicine. Its characteristics are poor blood circulation and blood coagulation, which easily cause various diseases and can also lead to obesity. The main reason for obesity caused by blood stasis body type is poor blood circulation, leading to poor metabolism and reduced energy consumption, which in turn leads to weight gain.


The methods of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity caused by blood stasis body type mainly include the following aspects:

  • Activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis: Traditional Chinese medicine commonly uses drugs such as dang gui, chuan xiong, and hong hua to help improve blood circulation, promote metabolism, and achieve weight loss effects.

  • Adjusting diet: People with blood stasis body type should pay attention to balanced nutrition and eat more foods with the function of activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, such as peanuts, black beans, walnuts, red dates, and chicken. They should also avoid eating too much greasy and spicy food, such as fried food and chili.

  • Adjusting mentality: People with blood stasis body type should maintain a good mentality, reduce emotional fluctuations, and avoid excessive fatigue and tension, which are beneficial for improving blood circulation.

  • Magnetic Slimming: Magnetic Slimming can better regulate cold hands and feet and fatigue. If there are purplish-black marks during the treatment, it indicates poor blood supply and blood stasis.



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