Ear Acupuncture for Weight Loss

by Rachael Forrest

A new study has show a significant loss in waist measurements and BMI for people undergoing an 8 week treatment ear acupuncture protocol. 

The study was carried out on 91 people, with one third having five ear acupuncture points treated, one third having one ear acupuncture point and the final third having 'sham' acupuncture - where needles were inserted and taken out immediately.

The study says:

It was discovered that the 5 acupuncture point combination was the most effective yielding over a 6% reduction in the body mass index. The one point acupuncture treatment regime yielded just under a 6% improvement in BMI. Both groups 1 and 2 showed significant improvements in BMI and weight loss.

We use acupuncture often to help boost a person's metabolism and to reduce cravings for sweet foods.  We also recommend highly that people arm themselves with solid nutritional advice from our nutritionist so that the effects are long lasting.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help with weight loss, then please give us a call on 0131 629 1529.