Ear acupuncture could help shed unwanted pounds

Ear acupuncture could help shed unwanted pounds

Ear acupuncture could help shed unwanted pounds

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Acupuncture on the ears could help you shed those unwanted pounds.

It's called "auricular acupuncture therapy" and it's long been used to treat drug addiction and help people quit smoking.

Korean researchers prescribed obese patients with either a five--point treatment, where five needles are kept in the outer ear for a week at a time, or a single point treatment or a sham treatment, where the needles were taken out right away.
 
After four weeks both active treatment groups had significant drops in body mass index and weight, compared to the sham treatment.
 

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