Category Archives: Natural Weight Loss

Ear acupuncture for weight loss?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is ear stapling for weight loss safe? How often does it have to be done to be effective? A: I am assuming you are referring to ear acupuncture or sub dermal ear tacks; these are often used as treatment protocols for addictions and appetite control. The treatments are safe if under…

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Acupuncture and cupping to lose weight?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I was told that to lose weight with acupuncture, I must have cupping done. Is that harmful? A: It is true that acupuncture might help in weight management and appetite control. Cupping, like acupuncture, is a modality used by a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner to assist in delivering a treatment….

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Losing the weight after pregnancy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am carrying around a lot of weight leftover from a pregnancy; I gave birth over a year ago. What can I do to lose the weight? Are there herbs I can take to accelerate the healing of my body? A: Pregnancy and delivery are very taxing on the female body…

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How to get the weight off after a hysterectomy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am having trouble losing weight since my hysterectomy. I am careful to eat well and exercise daily, sometimes running over three miles a day. How can I get the weight off? A: I think your physical activity level is not the problem, if you are exercising as you say. I…

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Exercise for weight loss?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you tell me what kind of exercise I can do that will not overstress my body, but will help me to tone up and lose weight? A: I personally use and recommend to all my patients a form of moving meditation called qigong. There are various forms available and you…

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Is There An Effective way to lose weight naturally?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the most effective way to lose weight naturally? A: The most effective way to lose weight naturally is with a combined effort of exercise, acupuncture, herbs, massage, meditation, and a balanced diet that is tailored specifically for your needs. Nutrition and exercise are an essential part of keeping your…

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Weight loss with high cholesterol?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have angina and high cholesterol. How can I lose weight quickly and healthfully? A: Quick weight loss is actually counterproductive to your condition. What you need is gradual but steady weight loss. Even 10 pounds of weight loss can dramatically impact your cholesterol levels and related conditions. Check with your…

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How to remedy cellulite?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the Chinese medical view of cellulite, and how can I remedy the cellulite on my legs? A: Traditional Chinese medicine works to maintain a healthy and balanced body system. A healthy weight can be maintained when the body is working optimally, stress is low, and spirits are peaceful and…

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Healthy way to gain weight?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there a healthy way to gain weight? I am looking to gain weight from muscle, not fat. A: To gain weight, it is important that your digestive system is working optimally. Also, make sure you are getting enough sleep and keeping stress at a minimum. Stress puts great strain on…

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How to avoid obesity?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can I avoid obesity? A: This is the million-dollar question. In today’s environment, obesity is a direct result of our lifestyle. In every period in history, there have been specific ailments, diseases and conditions that are specific to the period’s lifestyles, eating habits, and stressors. In today’s environment, especially in…

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