The point of acupuncture is to balance specific organ systems in the promotion of a healthy body. But more than tonifying the blood and keeping the Qi in check, acupuncture has been used for centuries to regulate weight by helping with metabolism and energy production. According to acupuncturist Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac., who has served as a Clinic Supervisor at Emperor's College and Yo-San University, "Weight loss is a part of the 'middle burner' or the spleen, stomach and liver organ systems of Chinese Medicine." Focusing on those meridians address digestion and the clearing, which are also related to stress?a common cause of overeating. In conjunction with the acupuncture, herbs are a vital part of Chinese Medicine. Doug doesn't just put his patients on an across the board weight loss formula since the impetus for weight gain is different for each person. "Weight loss formulas generally help in digestion. However, there are different formulas for different conditions and each case is different. One should see an experienced Chinese herbalist to get a proper formula."