“Five Element Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

Simon Yoon, Five Element Acupuncture Clinic.

Business Hours: 9AM - 5PM, Tel: 416-850-5656

Cosmetic and Skin Clinic

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Acne Treatment Breast Enlargement Acupuncture. more+

Family Fertility Clinic

Fertility treatments vary from person to person, but are usually scheduled for at least three consecutive cycles.(twelve weeks) more+

Weight Management Clinic

Being overweight is a risk factor for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. more+

Pain Management Clinic

While pain means suffering and misery to most, it is also a sign that your body is alerting you to pay attention! more+

HERBAL MEDICINE

The use of Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years. Used properly, herbal materials pose no threat of addiction or side effects. You can take them over long periods of time if needed.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, reduce, stress; and to promote health and wellness.

You can ask your therapist for either Swedish massage with oil or Shiatsu massage without oil which is often called acupuncture without needles.

Weight Management Clinic

Unfortunately, excess weight is not just a cosmetic issue. Being overweight is a risk factor for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. The good news is that maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk – and it is never too late to get started. People seeking to address their weight concerns are turning to Five Element acupuncture and herbal medicine as a natural and healthy way to achieve either weight loss or weight gain.


No more fad diets!

No more quick-loss, fad diets that were popular in the past. Although these diets may lead to quick weight loss, once the diet is stopped, weight is re-gained. You may have already experienced this yo-yo effect. The best approach to effective weight management is long-term lifestyle change. It is a challenge but it can be done – and you are worth the effort.


Don’t do it alone.

Effective, long-lasting weight loss is a team effort. The team includes you, your acupuncturist, and Traditional modalities including Acupuncture, Herbs, Ear pinning, Fat burning acupuncture, Cupping, and Aromatherapy massage. Your acupuncturist will determinate your particular pattern that leads to weight gain and monitor your weight loss, your health, and give you personal support. Our program, “NATURAL WAY TO HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS ” offers support in managing not only your weight loss but also general wellbeing . Also if you have diseases of any cause, we will treat them as you lose weight.


Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart

The BMI shown below is a practical marker to assess obesity and an indicator of optimal weight for health. Find the intersection of your weight and height – this is your BMI. Overweight adults with a BMI of 25 or higher are at risk for illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Find your healthy weight and body fat %

While the BMI is a useful guideline, it has some drawbacks: it places all weight (lean body tissue and body fat) in the same category; it doesn’t differentiate between muscle mass and body fat. Taking a body fat % is the other accurate way to asses whether an individual is carrying an acceptable or excess amount of body fat.

General body fat % categories

While the BMI is a useful guideline, it has some drawbacks: it places all weight (lean body tissue and body fat) in the same category; it doesn’t differentiate between muscle mass and body fat. Taking a body fat % is the other accurate way to asses whether an individual is carrying an acceptable or excess amount of body fat.

 

Women

Men

Athletes

14 ~ 20 %

6 ~ 13 %

Healthy

21 ~ 24 %

14 ~ 17 %

Over fat

25 ~ 31 %

18 ~ 25 %

Obese

32 % +

26 % +

As you can see by the chart, a healthy body fat % for a woman is between 21 and 24%, and for a man between 14 and 17%. And experts have found that people who have excess abdominal (visceral) fat have a higher risk for health problem. A waist measurement above 35″ for women and above 40″ for men indicates a risk for health problems.

Set realistic goals

Before you start a weight loss program, you need to ask yourself how much weight you want to lose. It’s best to have two objectives:① your initial goal, ② your long term goal To determine your initial goal, we suggest you should aim to lose 10% of your present body weight. For example, if you now weigh 200 pounds, your first goal might be to lose 20 pounds. Achieving that first goal will give you the momentum to keep going and reach your long term goal.

For your long term weight goal, the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart on the other page is a useful tool to help you determine your optimal weight for good health. BMI is a relationship between height and weight. The BMI chart shows the ideal weight range for your body. Long term goals vary from person to person, and could be set in consultation with your practitioner considering your BMI, body fat % analysis and waist measurement.

When you begin your weight loss program, we recommend that you lose approximately 4% of your initial weight in a month. If you find you’re losing weight too quickly, or too slowly, we’ll adjust your treatment plan


hart your success

Keeping a record of your weight loss increases your awareness of eating and its effect on your weight, and helps you keep a positive attitude. Use a graph, like the one shown below, to plot your weight each week. As your weight gradually changes, you will see that you are on track to losing weight and feeling great! The following chart is a sample for a 5’11” who weighs 200 pounds., and has a BMI of 28. Her initial Goal weight is 180 pounds, long term goal is 175 pounds with BMI 24 in 12 weeks.


Keep a positive attitude

Whether you reach your goal in three months or one year, tracking your weight weekly helps keep you focused. Your line on the graph over the 12-month period may show some weeks when your weight remains stable, and even some when your weight increases slightly. That’s okay. Gaining a couple of periods is a small setback – don’t consider it a failure or let it discourage you. Remember, be realistic and stick with your practitioner to reach your goal.


Starting Goal

date : Jan 3, 08 weight : ①180lbs, ②175 lbs

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