Weight Loss and Weight Management

OPTIfast Weight Loss at Avie Health and WellnessObesity is a very complex condition that can be caused by one or more factors: emotional/social, genetic, and environmental to name a few. Being overweight can lead to the development or aggravation of other health problems such as high blood pressure, coronary and heart conditions, and even diabetes not to mention stress on joints and depression and low self esteem.

We use several approaches when it comes to helping you with weight loss and weight management. First we look at the issue as medical and look at any underlying medical condition, then we look at the possible reasons for your weight issues, then we work with you in losing your weight using one or more of the weight loss methods we use in our office.

Medical Acupuncture for weight loss:  As a medical acupuncturist, Dr. Louie can use medical acupuncture to reduce cravings, calm emotional triggers that lead to impulse or overeating and increase energy (Qi) levels.


Optifast: The Optifast Program has been used by over one million people since 1974 and is the gold standard for obesity treatment based on the use of a liquid Formula diet. This diet is portion controlled, calorically precise, and nutritionally complete. It is a meal replacement program.  Dr. Louie and his staff will evaluate you to assure you are compatible with this program,  monitor your results and encourage you as you work towards your weight loss goal.

Get more information about Optifast by visiting their website.

Diet and Exercise: Dr. Louie can work with you to find the diet and exercise plan that will work best for you. Even after you reach your ideal weight it is important that you maintain a healthy weight. Proper diet and exercise can help you achieve that goal.