According to the World Health Organization, obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975, with over 1.9 billion adults classified as overweight or obese. This has contributed to a rise in related health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
In light of these statistics, it is crucial that we prioritize our health and make a commitment to taking care of ourselves. This may involve consulting with a nutritionist or dietician, experimenting with different exercise routines, or incorporating mindfulness practices into daily life. Remember, taking care of your health is a journey and it is okay to make mistakes or have setbacks. The important thing is to keep trying and to make small, sustainable changes that can lead to long-term improvements in your health and well-being.
Yoshiko Hirata is a founder and Director of Kaori No Mori Co. and the Kaori No Mori Therapy School. Yoshiko is a leading expert in the field of preventive medicine and ear acupuncture diet counseling for obesity treatment and also providing business with opportunity to open their own ear acupuncture salon. Yoshiko shares her insight to how we can all pay attention to health in 2023.
“Our goal is to help increase the number of happy and healthy families in Japan and the world by teaching proper dieting techniques that allow individuals to lose weight without experiencing a rebound effect. We believe that by focusing on preventative medicine and improving lifestyle habits, we can help reduce healthcare costs in Japan and improve overall health. “
“Our services aim to make individuals feel lighter both mentally and physically, and provide professional guidance on improving nutrition and body constitution. Our ultimate goal is to help create a healthier and happier society.”
With over 26 years of experience running her own salon and 11 years of company management, Yoshiko is well-equipped to guide obese individuals towards a healthy weight through her unique ear acupuncture point diet method.
To date Yoshiko has successfully helped over 1,500 therapy salons in Japan implement this system, which requires no equipment investment beyond a single pair of tweezers.
Looking to the future
Yoshiko Hirata: We aim to expand the reach of our ear acupuncture point diet program to preventive medicine therapists across Japan. By increasing the number of therapists who are able to support obese individuals, we hope to help families improve their health and economic well-being.
Our company has a network of sales in 160 countries, thanks to our partnerships with American companies that produce the superfood products we use in our diet program. We hope to utilize this network to share our knowledge of oriental medicine pressure point therapy and the latest nutritional science through our diet program, and help people in many countries
The Good Health for Everyone
According to the World Health Organization, poor diet and physical inactivity are the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. In fact, NCDs account for over 70% of deaths worldwide, and are responsible for 41 million premature deaths each year.
The economic impacts of NCDs are also significant. In 2016, the global cost of NCDs was estimated at $9.16 trillion, or 12% of the world’s GDP. This includes direct healthcare costs as well as indirect costs such as lost productivity.
It is clear that initiatives focused on improving diet and physical activity can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being, as well as on the global economy.
By investing in health-related initiatives, we can work towards reducing the burden of NCDs and improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the world.
New Year New Me
A new year is here and the importance of taking care of our diet and overall health cannot be overstated.
Many of us may be thinking about resolutions and goals for the coming months. One theme that often comes up this time of year is the idea of a “new year, new me” – a chance to start fresh and make positive changes in our lives.
One area that is particularly important to focus on is our health. After all, good health is the foundation of happiness and success in all other areas of our lives. When we prioritize our health, we are able to be more productive and effective in our work, have more energy to pursue our hobbies and passions, and generally enjoy a higher quality of life. Setting goals around diet and exercise, incorporating mindfulness practices into our daily routine, or seeking out support and guidance from professionals like nutritionists or therapists will likely set you apart in this journey.