Obesity is a major health hazard in our society. Literally, obesity means a condition characterized by excessive body fat. According to TCM obesity is a form of phlegm turbidity.
The body cannot store protein or carbohydrates, so the excess is converted to fat and stored. One Kilogram of fat represents about 9000 excess Calories.
About 35% of the word population is overweight. But being obese is different from being overweight. An individual is considered obese when weight is 20% (25% in women) or more over the maximum desirable for their height. When the excess weight begins to interfere with vital functions such as breathing, it is considered morbid obesity.
Approaches to weight loss in obesity have included many types of medical treatments, some way or other is no complete solution for obesity. But Acupuncture is more reliable and effective method for weight reduction.