China News Service, Hangzhou, February 22 (Guo Tianqi) During the Spring Festival, increased diet and reduced exercise have caused many people the trouble of weight gain. With the end of the New Year holiday, people gradually return to normal work and life. The "weight loss craze" after the Spring Festival is on the rise. Driven by the concept of health, people are also pursuing scientific and healthy ways to lose weight.

Recently, Wang Chenfang, the attending physician of the Endocrinology Department of Zhongshan Hospital in Zhejiang Province, said in an interview that traditional Chinese medicine methods such as acupuncture and massage, auricular bean pressure, Chinese herbal tea, and acupoint application are helpful for healthy weight loss after the holidays.

The picture shows the "light tea" specially made by Zhongshan Hospital in Zhejiang Province to help lose weight.

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Weight gain varies from person to person. People with Qi deficiency and phlegm-dampness may easily gain weight.

  After the Spring Festival, people's weight gain varies, and "obesity-prone physique" has become one of the hot topics on the Internet.

Does "Physique prone to obesity" exist?

In this regard, Wang Chenfang said that from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, "obesity-prone constitution" exists to a certain extent, and the reasons for weight gain also vary from person to person.

  "In addition to being uncontrolled in diet, weight gain is also related to personal physique. It is mentioned in ancient medical books that 'fat people are more deficient, and fat people are more damp.' This type of people who are prone to obesity have a spleen-deficiency and dampness-resisting constitution, and a deficient spleen. Deficiency, the function of transportation and transformation is weakened, which leads to dysfunction of qi, blood and internal organs, and accumulation of fat, phlegm and dampness in the body, eventually causing weight gain." Wang Chenfang said.

  It is reported that TCM consultation pays attention to the cause and pathogenesis. In addition to the constitution of spleen deficiency and dampness, gastrointestinal dampness and heat, liver stagnation and qi stagnation, spleen and kidney yang deficiency and other constitutions are also likely to cause weight gain and obesity. Traditional Chinese medicine doctors can according to the patient's symptoms and signs , tongue and pulse to determine the specific physical type.

  "For example, if a person has long-term spleen deficiency and phlegm-dampness accumulation, it may lead to weak yang qi over time. This type of constitution is spleen and kidney yang deficiency, which can also easily lead to obesity. The main symptoms of this type of people are pale tongue and fat coating. It is white and greasy, and it is easy to have diarrhea after eating cold food. Although it looks strong, it is very afraid of the cold, which is what people often call 'puffy'." Wang Chenfang said.

  In addition, Wang Chenfang said that after the Spring Festival holiday, the number of people coming to the hospital for consultation about weight loss has increased significantly. In fact, clear reasons can be found for the short-term weight gain during the Spring Festival. Don’t worry too much, but if you are obese for a long time, your BMI (body mass) index) or the waist circumference has reached the obesity standard for a long time, it is necessary to consider whether it is primary obesity or secondary obesity, and the specific cause needs to be examined.

Traditional Chinese medicine has wonderful effects. Prescribing the right medicine is the key

  Traditional Chinese medicine plays an important role in treatment, rehabilitation, health care, etc. Some traditional Chinese medicines have good effects on weight loss.

  "During the Spring Festival, when we go to restaurants to eat, we can also observe that many stores provide barley tea, which actually has a certain effect on digestion and weight loss. In addition, roses have a certain effect on obesity with liver stagnation and qi stagnation, and spleen deficiency and dampness resistance. People can make tea with dangshen, astragalus, atractylodes, poria, etc., and those with spleen and kidney yang deficiency can use dried ginger to make tea or drink some black tea." Wang Chenfang said.

The picture shows Chinese medicinal materials that help lose weight.

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  In addition to common traditional Chinese medicines in daily life, hawthorn, red yeast rice, lotus leaf, etc. are also commonly used in clinical medicine.

"In ancient medical books, weight loss is called 'lightening the body.' For example, the Shennong's Materia Medica records 132 Chinese medicines with the effect of 'lightening the body.' Of course, there are also many famous ancient prescriptions." Wang Chenfang said, "Every medicine Traditional Chinese medicine does not only play a single role in prescriptions, but the combination of different medicinal materials may produce better curative effects."

  Wang Chenfang said that according to different types of physical constitutions and causes of diseases, different conditioning methods and prescriptions need to be formulated for patients, and prescribing the right medicine is the key.

  "For those with spleen deficiency and dampness, we commonly use Shenling Baizhu Powder; for those with liver stagnation and qi stagnation, Xiaoyao Powder is commonly used to soothe the liver and regulate qi; for those with severe phlegm and dampness, we use Daotan Decoction, etc. Chinese medicine prescriptions." Wang Chenfang said, "There is also a type of spleen and kidney yang deficiency. We will use Chinese medicine prescriptions such as Zhenwu Decoction. Different constitutions have different Chinese medicine prescriptions, and the medicinal materials and dosages are different."

Traditional therapies help lose weight with both diet and exercise

  With the improvement of public health awareness in recent years, many people lose weight after the holidays not only to maintain their figure, but also to adjust their physical condition and restore health. Traditional Chinese medicine pays attention to overall conditioning to keep the body's "balance" in balance. Acupuncture, massage, Extra-TCM treatments such as auricular acupuncture and bean pressure can help regulate the balance of all aspects of the body and achieve weight loss at the same time.

The picture shows the specially made acupoint patches from Zhongshan Hospital of Zhejiang Province.

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  "There are many acupuncture points on the ears corresponding to the internal organs. You can use the method of ear acupuncture to press beans repeatedly to stimulate the endocrine-related acupoints to adjust the corresponding functions and achieve the effect of weight loss." Wang Chenfang said.

  In addition, Zhongshan Hospital of Zhejiang Province also uses acupoint application to treat patients with abdominal obesity.

"The Zhongwan point, Shuishui point, Shenque point, Qihai point, etc. in the abdomen can regulate the function of the spleen and stomach. Obesity can be treated by acupoint application on these main points." Wang Chenfang said.

  During the Spring Festival, frequent dinner parties and reduced exercise are the main reasons for many people's weight gain. Now, most people have returned to their normal daily routines, and their diet and exercise also need to be adjusted at the same time.

  "Usually try to choose high-quality protein such as beef and shrimp. You can eat more fruits and vegetables. You need to reduce the amount of carbohydrates and limit the overall energy intake. In addition, you can eat more winter melon to diuretic and remove dampness." Wang Chenfang said, "Exercise In terms of exercise, moderate-intensity exercise needs to be done 3 to 5 times a week, and each time it must reach an intensity that makes you feel slightly sweaty.”

  As a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Wang Chenfang recommends that people who want to lose weight can also practice traditional exercises such as Baduanjin and Yi Jin Jing. These two traditional exercises are beneficial to regulating the functions of the internal organs and promoting the circulation of qi and blood throughout the body. , also has a good auxiliary effect on weight loss.