- Posted by Majella Farrell
- On March 30, 2022
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Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight, with better results if practitioners stimulated five points instead of just one, researchers from Korea claim in a study published in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine.
For the trial, the 5 point treatment group had small indwelling needles positioned at the five ear acupuncture sites – Shen-men, stomach, spleen, hunger, endocrine. These were covered with surgical tape and would remain in place for a week.
Two other groups were those who had one point treated as above and another who did not have active auricular therapy.
Of the participants who completed the trial, there were significant differences in results. At the midway point, there were already noticeable differences in BMI with the five point treatment group showing a 6.1% reduction, the one point group a 5.7% reduction while the sham group showed no reduction at all. Both active treatment groups also showed weight loss.
These findings were supported by the final results, which also showed that the five point treatment group had reduced measures of body fat. The researchers did note that there were no significant differences in blood pressure between the three groups.
Weekly earseed treatment is essential however if you cannot be physically present you can use at at home kit under guidance.
In the mean time here is a really great do it yourself treatment :
Appetite Control Point
If your ears are pierced, now is a good time to remove any jewellery that may get in the way. Always begin by warming up the ear. Rub hands together and then rub palms of hands over ears until they begin to feel warm. If you want to make this act of self-care, feel extra luxurious, feel free to incorporate essential oils or calming music into this session.
The appetite control point is one of the most popular areas of the ear for auricular therapy.
The appetite control point, sometimes called the Hunger point, is utilized when weight loss or healthy weight management is desired. Located in the centre of the tragus, you can squeeze and massage that point when cravings hit. Pinch the area between the index finger and the thumb, using your nail to dig in.
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