Weight Loss

The Great Neck Weight Loss project is a 6 month program developed by Richard A. Covello, L.Ac.  At the end of each month a new aspect of your program will begin. You are only required to do the first phase which includes 4 acupuncture treatments, 1 book, and 1 night time meditation CD.

“I developed this program to help someone I love very much to lose weight. This project  combines Chinese medicine and natural principles. The truth is diets don’t work so please stop dieting!”

Phase 1 of Treatment

  1. Homework – your first assignment is  listed below on this page.
  2. Weekly Acupuncture – each time we meet we need talk about your emotions. I need to know your most commonly felt emotion so I can treat the appropriate organ systems. Half hour or one hour sessions are appropriate for the treatment of weight loss, depending on the patient.
  3. I will ask you to listen to a night time meditation CD, developed specifically for weight lose.
  4. You will be asked to read or listen to a book on how emotions trigger weight gain or lose.

Homework Assignment 1
Please read the fact below and then repeat the reminder every time you experience the emotion. The goal is to teach your body to manage these feelings without gaining weight.

1. Stress
Stress triggers your body’s weight gaining mechanism.
Reminder: “Yes, sometimes I am very stressed or angry. My body does not need to gain weight just because I am stressed.”

2. Overthinking / Overworking
Over-thinking fatigues the digestive system and makes the muscles soft.
Reminder: “I have enough time. My body can be healthy, my muscles can be tone.”

3. Fear / Anxiety
Fear and anxiety disrupt the balance of hormones that maintain weight.
Reminder: “I am safe, my body does not need to gain weight to protect me.”

4. Sadness / Grief
Sadness causes emptiness in the body, so the digestive system works to fill the void.
Reminder: “It’s ok to be sad. I can still eat well and maintain a healthy weight.”

5. Joy / Love
Fact: Joy and love trigger contentment and balance which keeps the body healthy.
Reminder: “By recognizing what makes me happy, I will enjoy food and still lose weight.”

Information about Emotions, The Digestive System, and Chinese Medicine

Anger, Stress, Indecisiveness – These emotions effect the Liver and Gallbladder systems. These two system play an important role in digestion and storage of food energy.

Over thinking /OverworkingThese emotions effect the Stomach, Pancreas, and Spleen. The stomach helps to break down foods and the pancreas secretes insulin into the blood stream. Insulin helps your body absorb sugars.

Fear / Anxiety – These emotion effect the Kidneys and Bladder. The kidneys remove unused enzymes, hormones, minerals and other substances from the blood. The bladder stores and control the frequency and urgency of elimination.

Sadness / Grief – These emotions effect the Lungs and Large Intestine. The lungs bring oxygen into the body and without oxygen food cannot be used by the body as energy. The major function of the Large Intestine is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter.

Joy / Love – These emotions effect the Heart and Small Intestine. The heart is responsible for moving the food absorbed via the blood stream to your body. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing most of the food we eat.

Phase 2 of Treatment
Once the patient has a working knowledge of how emotions effect the digestive system and contribute to weight loss we will move on to the next phase of this program  if necessary or desired by the patient.

Please call to schedule your appointment or use our online scheduling system.  After scheduling your appointment please print and complete the First Visit Form.

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