Hi, ROSYFLOWERS !
I'm not going to knock the Chinese herbalist who's treating you because I do know there are many Eastern based treatments that can be helpful. I do go to an acupuncturist. If you haven't seen any changes after six months of "treatment", then perhaps whatever it is they are recommending isn't working for you.
If you have medical issues (thyroid), have you considered having your doctor refer you to a state certified dietitian ? Once again, not knocking the Chinese herbalist, but you may need to talk to a professional dietitian who works with people who have thyroid issues.
As Coach Nancy noted, unless you have medical issues, you shouldn't be eliminating whole food groups. There are too many fad diets out there that claim to help a person lose weight. and they are just that, fad diets. Diets don't work. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, this has to be a life style change. That means that changes you're making to your diet today, you keep for the rest of your life, not the amount of time it takes to lose the weight.
Also, are you doing any sort of strength training ? If not, I too am going to encourage you to start strength training. add lean muscle because muscle burns fat. the more lean muscle you carry, the more efficient your body will be at burning fat. don't worry, you will not look like a body builder if you lift a heavy weight. adding lean muscle will not only rev up your metabolism, it will also help you lose 1-2 clothing sizes. that's because muscle takes up less space on the body than fat. So, if you were to increase your lean and decrease your body fat with a good strength training program, you could lose 1-2 clothing sizes without changing the scale. that's what strength training can do for you.
If you're not sure where to start, check out the fitness section. Coach Nicole has a bunch of short 10-15 minute strength and boot camp workouts you can do at home.
Have you been logging your food choices ? If not, I'm going to encourage you to start logging. Studies have shown that people who log their food choices lose more weight than those who don't. If you don't want to log with SP, try writing down your food choices in a notebook. That will help you become more aware of what you've been eating.
My advice would be to consider talking to your doctor and asking for a referral to a state certified dietitian. There are many holistic and natural nutritionists who aren't properly certified. That means that a person should be careful when taking advice some these people. Some people are better qualified than others.
I'm going to recommend a really good book on nutrition for you. It will help you learn the basics of good nutrition. Because learning the basics of good nutrition will be helpful. It's called Eat, Drink and Be Healthy. You don't have to buy it from amazon. you could get it at your local library. It's probably one of the best books I've ever read on nutrition. www.amazon.com/Eat-Drink-Be-Healthy-Harvar