How Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatments Work
Auricular acupuncture, or the manipulation of specific points in the ear, is especially effective for weight loss. It is also used to help with symptoms of PTSD and some addictions, such as nicotine.
Unlike other treatments, auricular acupuncture does not always use needles. Sometimes, small steel pellets are taped over the skin of your ear. This allows you to press them on your own throughout the day at specific points – such as when you feel a food craving – to increase the value of treatment.
Other acupuncture weight loss strategies may include electro-acupuncture to stimulate stomach muscles, or needle insertion into other areas of the body to handle specific complaints. Depending on the reason for your weight gain and your specific situation, treatment may vary.