Dr Jessica has a lot of experience helping people lose weight and provides comprehensive support for aiding weight loss using the therapies she practices with diet and nutritional advice. She has completed a 2 year diploma in Chinese Cosmetology which includes specialist training in techniques to help weight loss.

Weekly or two weekly acupuncture and cupping sessions are recommended alongside daily herbal capsules. Cupping is a relatively painless technique in which large cups are placed on problem areas and using suction help to stimulate circulation in problem areas (e.g. abdomen, legs). The weight loss program is designed to produce effective and consistent results for you without extreme dieting and with a view to a long term health, improving lifestyle to support you and get you to your ideal weight.

A course of 10 fortnightly treatments should be undertaken for best results (this may be higher depending on the results you wish to achieve). On achieving the required results monthly or 6 weekly treatments may be recommended to continue improvement.

Studies and further reading:

1. Tian WX, Li LC, Wu XD, Chen CC. Weight reduction by Chinese medicinal herbs may be related to inhibition of fatty acid synthase. Life Sci. 2004 Mar 26;74(19):2389-99.

2. Bu TW, Tian XL, Wang SJ, Liu W, Li XL, Tan YH. Comparison and analysis of therapeutic effects of different therapies on simple obesity. [Article in Chinese] Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 May;27(5):337-40.

3. Cabýoglu MT, Ergene N, Tan U. The treatment of obesity by acupuncture. Int J Neurosci. 2006 Feb;116(2):165-75.

4. Wang HQ, Zou JJ, Zhou XH, Ji LN, Liu ZM. Effects of Chinese Medicine Tongxinluo on hyperglycaemia and beta cell damage in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats Chin Med J (Engl). 2012 Oct;125(20):3675-80.

5. Chen KY, Chang SS, Chen CY. In silico identification of potent pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase inhibitors from traditional chinese medicine. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e43932. Epub 2012 Sep 6.

*None of the herbal supports that Dr Jessica offers include Aristolochia, Methylphenidate or Sibutramine.