Obesity is an affection defined as an increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of excessive accumulation of body. Obesity shows the existence of great hormonal disorders in the body. At the same time it is also one of the modern society specific affections.
According to a number of statistics drawn by the World Health Organization, worldwide over 300 million adult people suffer from this disease in various forms.
Adipose tissue accumulation occurs as a result of psychical shocks that disturb the mental balance and cause the onset of depressions. The nervous tension accumulated along time disturbs the entire activity of the endocrine system.
Most frequently, the glands involved in these disorders are the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland and the adrenals.
In most cases, the persons with weight problems “indulge in” the actual affection, going on with the life style that has led them to this condition, but without taking into account its effects in the long run.
Obesity is a risk factor that encourages the onset of serious chronic affections such as:
- Apnea and breathing disorders
- High cholesterol level
- Coronary heart diseases
- Vascular accidents
- Gall bladder diseases
- Malignant diseases in the following organs: uterus, breast, colon and rectum, kidneys, gall bladder
At the same time, these affections generate a series of associated effects in the body:
- Psychological affections: anxiety, depression, panics attacks etc.
- Menstrual disorders
- Complications in the evolution of a pregnancy
- Hirsutism (excessive body and face hair)
- Urinary incontinence (involuntary passage of urine due to the lack of control upon the muscles of the urinary bladder)
- High risks of complications in case of surgeries
- High mortality rate
To these is also added the negative impact upon the entire metabolism. Depositing of adipose tissue begins at the level of the internal organs that will be ”suffocated” under the pressure of the fat deposits accumulated around them. Thus the functional disorder settles at the level of the internal organs and systems of organs. The first organs to be affected are the liver, the heart and the kidneys.
The primary metabolism decreases as intensity, a fact which leads to the reduction of oxygen and food supplies to the organs and to the increase of cell toxicity. At this stage, the vicious circle of the disease begins to take shape: the organs no longer receive the necessary resources to function, yet they keep demanding them.
Trying to meet this basic need of the body, the patient eats larger amounts of food, which leads to a permanent depositing of the fats in the body.
In the human body there is a very close connection between its mass of adipose tissue and the hormone quantity secreted by the endocrine glands. Therefore, when weight is lost without also restoring the hormonal values, the lost kilograms will put back, because the endocrine system produces the same quantity of hormones. For these reasons the diets or alimentary regimes must be accompanied by proper treatment. First of all the hormonal balance must be restored unless any weight loss will be followed by gaining in weight again.
By combining its specific therapies, the traditional medicine enables the endocrine balance and the function of organs to be restored. By acupuncture, an information stream is transmitted to the brain which orders him to reduce the hormone quantity, to bring the endocrine glands’ secretions back to normal values and to accelerate the primary metabolism. The “hunger centre” is inhibited and the appetite generated by the continuous demand of the “suffocated” organs decreases, thus breaking the vicious circle of the disease. The liver activity is intensified, meaning that the liver will mobilize the body’s lipidic reserves and it will turn them into the energy necessary for the daily activity. The cell oxygenation process is also intensified.
The acupuncture sessions shall be combined with phytotherapeutic treatment and with a diet drawn in accordance with each body’s needs. The herb products support and intensify the action of acupuncture. The diet helps the body adjust sooner to the changes taking place inside it. Through the foods contained in each diet, the body receives the energy necessary both to the restoration and regeneration process and to the adipose tissue elimination.