According to traditional Chinese thought, detoxification is an important part of not only achieving and maintaining weight loss, but also improving your overall physical health. It cleanses your system, ridding your body of the poisons that naturally build up during the course of modern life. Unlike Western detox programs, Eastern detoxification uses gentle methods to slowly restore your body to alignment rather than drastic purges that can wreak further havoc. With several conveniently located clinics throughout the Los Angeles area, Thumos Health Center will design a safe and healthy detoxification program for you.

Acupuncture for Detox

In Chinese culture, Qi is the vitality or life force that is the essence of every living being. In today’s stress-filled world, it is easy for Qi to become blocked, undermining your health and making it easier for toxins to build up. A poor diet, laden with heavy and unhealthy foods, contributes to the problem by layering on more toxins faster than the body can get rid of them. Yet when your body is filled with these toxins, it tends to crave more of them, leading to a self-replicating cycle that further blocks Qi, saps your energy, and creates a general sense of unwellness.

Acupuncture unblocks Qi, allowing your body’s natural vitality to flow uninterrupted. It also has a diuretic effect, allowing you to release toxins through your kidneys and urinary tract. As you shed the toxins and experience freely moving Qi, you will begin to reconnect with your body’s internal signals. Healthy foods will keep you feeling energized, while those that are unhealthy will make you feel overloaded and tired. You will naturally begin to crave what your body needs, rather than what stress and a toxin buildup have convinced it to crave.

In addition, acupuncture helps to regulate metabolism and creates endorphins that can help prevent emotional eating. In times of stress, it is easy to lose sight of the benefits of maintaining a healthier body, returning to old patterns instead. The endorphins released through acupuncture can short-circuit this response and make it easier to maintain the new habits you have developed.

Each person’s body is different, and each person’s treatment goals are unique. Our Los Angeles-area licensed acupuncturists are highly skilled in developing a safe and individualized program that focuses on your specific needs. We want you to succeed, not only in your initial detox, but in maintaining your healthier body for a lifetime.

Herbal Preparations for Detox

Chinese detoxification typically focuses on the liver, kidneys, bowels, lymphatic system, and other internal systems that assist in the elimination of waste. Therefore, the most commonly used herbal remedies are specifically targeted toward one or more of those systems. The goal is to promote the gentle and natural elimination of toxins from your body.

Although our products are of the highest quality and are generally considered safe, each person has different needs. We encourage you to visit one of our convenient Los Angeles-area clinics for a consultation. We will help you select the detoxification products that are the best for you.

Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling

Detoxification is the first step toward a healthier, slimmer you, but it is only the beginning. Although many people find that they crave healthier foods after their initial detox, old habits can be hard to break. We provide a full, holistic program that supports you emotionally and physically, helping you to address ongoing issues and develop a new relationship with food. We will suggest supplements if needed and teach you how to embrace a lifestyle that maintains and builds upon your successes. Let us assist you. A consultation will provide insights into your unique health situation and suggest the best solutions for not only detoxifying your system initially, but also maintaining your new, healthier body.

Located in Pacific Palisades, with satellite clinics in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills, Thumos Health Center offers patients exceptional personalized care. If you are ready to take the first steps toward a more integrative approach to your health care, we invite you to phone (323) 372-5150 to schedule an appointment at any of our Los Angeles locations. Our highly knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.