There are numerous ways to lose weight now due to technological advancements, and in addition to modern technologies that involve the use of machines to help one burn fat and lose weight, there are a few slimming methods that fall under the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) slimming category.
TCM is a medical practice that dates back to ancient China, and the concept of it is that Qi, an energy flow, surges through the human body, and any imbalance to it can cause illnesses, or in this case, weight gain or the inability to lose weight. There is also Yin and Yang, which are two opposites that describe the qualities of Qi; Yin represents the night, dark, cold, feminine and negative qualities, while Yang represents the day, light, warm, male, and positive qualities of Qi, and the balance of Yin and Yang is essential to the human body.
TCM treatments focus entirely on maintaining the flow of Qi and balancing the two opposites, Yin and Yang, to achieve good health, and according to TCM, good health and a balance of good energy flow and Yin and Yang are essential for weight loss in TCM slimming treatments. Here is an introduction to TCM slimming methods, and the differences between gua sha slimming and acupuncture slimming in Singapore.
Gua Sha Slimming
Gua Sha is the practice of using a gua sha tool to scrape a person’s body with short or long strokes to stimulate specific energy lines to bring healing, lymphatic drainage, and blood circulation. The same concept applies to gua sha slimming.
Gua sha slimming stimulates Qi, which helps to support the digestive system and rebalances our internal organs. It also aids in the removal of toxins from the body and the reduction of cellulite, which in turn helps to tone our body.
Gua sha is also commonly used on the face in a gentler form; when the face puffs up due to lymph and water retention, it helps to de-puff the face by encouraging lymphatic and water drainage to achieve a slimmer looking face and is also thought to help achieve clearer, younger, and healthier skin.
Gua sha slimming is also often accompanied by creams and/or essential oils that can help firm and tighten the skin.
Acupuncture is a TCM practice that involves stimulating specific points on the body with very thin needles inserted through the skin. Acupuncture is thought to cause biochemical changes in our bodies, which stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture slimming can stimulate the body’s energy flow, Qi, influencing factors that can aid in weight loss. These include increasing metabolism, suppressing appetite, improving our digestive system, and lowering stress, all of which can help us lose weight. Acupuncture slimming also focuses on the healing and balancing of Qi in our liver, spleen, kidney, thyroid gland and endocrine system to aid in weight loss, as according to TCM, weight gain is caused by the malfunctioning of these organs.
Gua sha slimming and acupuncture slimming are two of the most well-known TCM slimming methods in Singapore. If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, these TCM slimming methods will be ideal for you because they focus on balancing your body’s energy flow and assisting your organs to function properly.
With Aimin’s TCM slimming methods, which not only includes gua sha and acupuncture slimming methods, you can lose weight while getting your health back into optimal condition. Contact us today!