How TCM Acupuncture helps slimming and weight loss

You would wonder how pricking needles into your flesh can help you lose weight. It sounds so effortless and too good to be true. We have good news, and we’ll tell you why ancient wisdom surpasses most modern fads in weight loss.

It is general knowledge that when you consume more food than your body burns, you put on weight. What is too much for food for each person varies, some people can eat lots and never gain an inch, while others seem to be dieting all the time without much success. TCM aims to balance your body system for your inner harmony. The beauty is that it works with your own body to strike the necessary balance.

In TCM, the belief is that weight gain is usually due to qi deficiency in the spleen and stomach systems. This slows down the metabolism of fat resulting in water retention and weight gain –  even with diet and exercise you still find it hard to lose weight. You may often feel fatigue and digestive problems.


How it works:

Needles are applied to selected acupuncture points to promote digestion, raise the metabolic rate, control the appetite and invigorate the spleen.

Acupuncture manages your appetite

–       It activates certain acupoints to curb food cravings and suppress appetites.

–        It balances digestion to help you feel satisfied longer after a meal. With digestion restored, your body gets the necessary nutrients and you stop craving for food as your body already has what it needs.

–        Acupuncture calms the nervous system to prevent stress eating.


Acupuncture increases your metabolic rate

–       It stimulates thyroid glands that control metabolism of your entire body. Your cells become more efficient in burning energy for healthier body system.

–        It promotes digestion so that unwanted food by-products get passed out of the body, and do not accumulate to create a toxic environment. Toxicity attracts fat.


Our Physician Chew Lik Wai has over 19 years experience and is an expert in acupuncture. Make an appointment today to start your healthy weight loss journey.


Call us at 6737 8488 or Whatsapp 9357 8183

Elements TCM Clinic (located within Elements Wellness)

#02-28 The Centrepoint Singapore 238843



Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can:

  • Improve muscle tone to lift sagging skin
  • Increase collagen production to tighten pores, reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Boost circulation and moisture for better skin tone and texture.
  • Also help to resolve issues such as dark eye bags, acne, dull skin and puffiness

The theory behind facial acupuncture is that when hair ­thin needles are inserted along wrinkles and frown lines, the body reacts by sending red blood cells and critical nutrients to the area, essentially stimulating a local immune response. Once the needle is removed, the body quickly realizes that it’s not actually under attack and calls off the immune response. In the meantime, those areas on the face where needles were placed have been flooded with a new supply of blood and nutrients. This stimulates the production of collagen, the protein responsible for tightness and vibrancy in the skin. Moreover, when acupuncture is used to create overall balance within the body, the physical, mental and emotional patterns that contribute to aging are addressed, helping you look and feel younger.

This is a great natural alternative to Botox and is a very effective anti-aging treatment. Some people are concerned that facial acupuncture is painful and worry if they will be able to resume normal activities after the session. But the procedure is simple and relatively painless.


What happens during this treatment

  1. Needles are inserted shallowly into skin. (1-2mm). This releases electric impulses and stimulates immune cells that enhance healing.
  2. The needle piercing stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles, ‘fill up’ enlarged pores and uneven surfaces for smoother surface.
  3. Skin surface cells (epidermal cells) are renewed; younger cells retain moisture and nutrients better and which result in elastic and glowing skin.

TCM Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has the deeper benefit of creating balance internally to bring out better complexion from within. This treatment aims to achieve good skin by improving the body’s constitution and adjusting the internal environment of the body while also treating your complexion externally.

According to TCM theory, the facial acupoints are part of your meridians, which link the surface of the body to the internal organs and other body parts. In TCM, the body is system is viewed as a whole and skin problems reflect disharmony within the body. Thus, skin conditions are treated by addressing not only the visible symptoms, but also the root cause of the problems.


Call us at 6737 8488 or Whatsapp 9357 8183
Elements TCM Clinic (located within Elements Wellness)
#02-28 The Centrepoint Singapore 238843