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Serious overweight people have an above average chance of developing any of several diseases including high blood pressure, circulation problems, diabetes, gall bladder problems, gout, heart disorders, and heart attack. They may not live as long as slim people and the excess weight may damage joints causing osteoarthritis of the knees and hips.
Most doctors will advise obese patients to lose weight by eating a balanced diet in moderate proportions. Weight losing drugs are not usually prescribed as they can become addictive and have dangerous side effects.
Moxibustion is a way of applying heat locally to regulate; tone and supplement of the bodys flow of Qi (vital energy), and has been found especially useful for relieving post-operative pain and for conditions such as arthritis. More Info
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info