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Electro-auricular acupuncture could be a safe and effective non-pharmacological treatment for obese patients.

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Auricular acupuncture using a five-point protocol or the auricular Hunger point alone may be effective in reducing body mass index (BMI) in overweight people.

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Auricular acupressure plus exercise is better than exercise alone for body weight (BW) reduction, according to a collaborative study by Chinese and Austrian authors.

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Acupuncture may help to regulate weight in obese subjects because of its beneficial effects on hormones that influence hunger and satiation.

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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A systematic review examining the effects of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment on obesity has found them to be more effective than placebo or lifestyle modification in reducing body weight.

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A Turkish study has investigated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on obesity and accompanying psychological symptoms. One hundred and sixty-five female volunteers were divided into three groups: EA, placebo EA, and diet...

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In a study carried out in a psychiatric hospital, 45 patients with psychoactive-drug-induced obesity and 44 obese patients not taking such medication were randomised to receive either ear acupuncture, sham acupuncture or ear...

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It is known that acupuncture stimulates the auricular branch of the vagal nerve and raises serotonin levels, both of which have been shown to increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach, thus suppressing appetite. The aim of...

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Korean authors have carried out a meta-analysis of 29 studies of acupuncture for obesity. Compared to control of lifestyle, acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in average body weight of 1.72 kg and associated...

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