For an overweighed person, a lot of times the extra weight has something to do with the so called “dampness” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In theory, the spleen system in TCM is in charge of the muscles in the body. If the spleen energy is high, then the body can easily build up muscles. If low, then such dampness will appear and become difficult to remove from the body. So, for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the goal to reduce weight is simple – to improve the spleen energy which helps to digest the food and transform it to energy.