Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Slimming Down Using an Ancient Technique

Recognized for its efficacy in pain management, acupuncture is also gaining attention for its potential role in weight loss.

John Iovine

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Acupuncture, a centuries-old medical treatment from China, involves inserting needles into specific body points to promote healing. Recognized for its efficacy in pain management, acupuncture is also gaining attention for its potential role in weight loss.

Scientific Insights into Acupuncture and Weight Loss

To understand how acupuncture might aid in weight loss, we delve into various clinical studies focusing on its impact.

Appetite Suppression through Acupuncture

A study by Richards and Marley (1998) explored acupuncture’s effect on appetite suppression. Participants were divided into an experimental group and a placebo group for a four-week trial. Notably, 95% of the experimental group reported reduced appetite, contrasting with no change in the placebo group. This group also experienced more significant weight loss.

Acupuncture’s Role in Enhancing Digestion

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John Iovine

Science writer, thinker, self-experimenter, focusing on personal development and health — www.john-iovine.com