New Acupressure Study

Does Auriculotherapy Help You Lose Weight?

Compelling new study shows it does.

Auriculotherapy for Weight Loss

Did You Know…that stimulating trigger points on your ear can help you shed fat?

What if you could burn fat, melt away the pounds, and lower your body mass index (BMI) just by stimulating a few acupressure points on the ear?  A study published in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine suggests that weight loss may be that simple.

This study is of particular interest because, while ear acupuncture (a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been practiced for thousands of years, researchers may have targeted its exact mechanisms for weight loss.

Heal with Auriculotherapy 

Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) stimulates specific points on the ear to heal corresponding physical and mental ailments.  As an alternative healing modality, auriculotherapy is routinely used to treat mood disorders, pain, obesity, and over 150 other conditions.  It has a 75 – 80% success rate for curing addictions to smoking and nicotine, and a similarly high success rate for weight loss.

     In 1957, Dr. Paul Nogier published a map of ear acupuncture points after discovering that a patient’s back pain was cured by an accidental burn to the ear.  Nogier’s map, as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine ear map, is used by acupuncturists (who insert needles to stimulate ear pressure points) and acupressure practitioners (who use manual stimulation, lasers, pellets, and ear magnets to activate pressure points).

Your Ear: The Key to Weight Loss

The effects of ear acupuncture on weight loss have been consistently confirmed, but Korean researchers wanted to see whether continuous stimulation of… Continue Reading Here

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