Acupuncture Can Help People Lose Weight, Say Researchers


Acupuncture in the ear can help people lose weight, researchers have claimed.

The technique is "effective" for treating overweight people, they said.

Researchers applied two different techniques - one targeting five points on the ear and another pricking just one - and compared them to a control group.

The small study of just 58 Korean participants found that those who underwent the treatment over eight weeks had a lower body mass index (BMI) and lower weight than those in the control group.

The five-point treatment brought BMI scores down by 6.1% and the single-point treatment group had a 5.7% lower BMI, researchers said.

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