Cellulite! These completely harmless collections of fat in the superficial skin have been agonizing people (mostly women) for generations. These pockets of extra fat can be quite embarrassing to some people. In fact, most women will experience cellulite at some point in their lives. But the reason for cellulite’s development is still not clear.

Skin care has been a part of Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Naturopathic medical systems for thousands of years. Can integrative approaches with their focus on the whole person help reduce cellulite, this persistent issue? Can changes in diet, exercise and sleep, acupuncture, cupping, herbal therapies, and massage help? We've searched the world for experts to explain how their approaches can help people with cellulite.

Medical Perspectives

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Cellulite is formed when the pockets of fat juts out toward the skin surface, giving it a dimpling or orange peel appearance.[1] Cellulite is usually located on the buttocks, hips, thighs and abdomen. It occurs most commonly in women, and can be seen in over 90% of women, but is rarely seen in men.[2]

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