Posted in Beauty on May 3, 2009

cellulite_accupunctureAccording to the Chinese medical theory, Cellulite is a condition caused by excess dampness or mucous in the human body.  And the cause?  Poor digestive function caused by deficient spleen energy.

Cellulite deposits are considered locked away energy that cannot be readily used for fuel.  Chinese medicine approach involves strengthening of the spleen energy with acupuncture and herbs.

Acupuncture is an important solution in fighting against cellulite.

Always consult a doctor before starting any treatment procedures. Treatments must be individually tailored since each person will require a different balancing of energies.

Accupuncture:

  • Promotes elimination of fat
  • Smooths and firms skin
  • Improves metabolic function
  • Activates fluid circulation
  • Relieves stress
  • Helps eliminate appearance of “orange peel” in the skin
  • Detoxifies tissues
  • Relieves Stress

Substances for the treatment of spleen

Tonify the spleen (with bland/sweet flavors) (bu pi; gan dan shi pi): dioscorea (shanyao), hoelen (fuling), lotus seed (lianzi), euryale (qianshi), coix (yiyiren), dolichos (biandou).

Build the center and uplift qi (jian zhong yi qi): codonopsis (dangshen), atractylodes (baizhu), astragalus (huangqi), jujube (dazao).

Warm the spleen (wen pi): dry ginger (ganjiang), evodia (wuzhuyu), black pepper (hujiao), zanthoxylum (shujiao).

Move the spleen (yun pi): red atractylodes (cangzhu), magnolia bark (houpo), cardamon (sharen), amomum (baidoukou).

Harmonize the center and regulate qi (li qi): citrus (chenpi), saussurea (muxiang), agastache (huoxiang), perilla stalk (sugeng), clove (dingxiang), galanga (gaoliangjiang).

Emolliate acute central distress (huan ji): licorice (gancao), jujube (dazao), honey (fengmi).

Raise central yang and lift collapse (sheng yang ju xian): cimicifuga (shengma), pueraria (gegen), astragalus (huangqi).

Dry damp (zao shi): red atractylodes (cangzhu), tsao-kuo (caoguo), cardamon (sharen), pinellia (banxia).

Transform phlegm (hua tan): citrus (chenpi), pinellia (banxia), bamboo skin (zhuru), bamboo resin (tianzhuhuang), bamboo sap (zhuli), sinapis (baijiezi), arisaema (tiannanxing).

Percolate damp (shen shi): hoelen (fuling), coix (yiyiren).

Disinhibit damp (li shi): polyporus (zhuling), alisma (zexie), akebia (mutong), capillaris (yinchen), polygonum (bianxu).

Drive out water rheum (zhu yin): zanthoxylum seed (jiaomu), atractylodes (baizhu), euphorbia (daji), daphne (yuanhua), kan-sui (gansui), phytolacca (shanglu).

Nourish stomach yin (yang wei yin): ophiopogon (maimendong), yu-chu (yuzhu), trichosanthes root (tianhuafen), dendrobium (shihu).

Clear stomach heat (qing wei re): gypsum (shigao), coptis (huanglian).

Purge stomach fire (xie wei huo): rhubarb (dahuang), mirabilitum (mangxiao).

Dissolve food accumulation (xiao dao): crataegus (shanzha), shen-chu (shenqu), malt (maiya), gallus (jineijin), chih-ko (zhike), raphanus (laifuzi).

Harmonize the stomach and descend rebellious qi (he wei jiang ni): fresh ginger (shengjiang), pinellia (banxia), clove (dingxiang), agastache (huoxiang), hematite (daizheshi).

Control acid (zhi suan): evodia (wuzhuyu), coptis (huanglian), cardamon (sharen), fritillaria (zhe beimu), cuttlefish bone (wuzegu), calcined oyster shell (duan muli).