Excess weight and poor digestion are often related to lifestyle as discussed above. The link between digestion and weight gain starts with the fact that each individual has their own metabolism or tendencies to absorb nutrients, purge waste and accumulate weight. Typically this is seen as genetically predetermined and fixed. In Oriental Medicine this fixed component is also accompanied by a variable component that hinges on the efficiency of your digestive and organ systems. In addition to remedial lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, herbal and acupuncture treatments are used to re-calibrate the digestive system. Healing then follows as the rebalanced system finds its new homeostasis or stability point, and your body will subsequently find it’s ideal weight. This is natural, healthy and permanent weight loss.