Acupuncture Studies on Weight Loss
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Research on Acupuncture for Weight Loss

 

The following acupuncture studies have been compiled by Eastern Healing Center for your reference.

 

1. Acupuncture therapy of constitution-exogenous obesity in children, May 1993, Gadzhiev A.A., Mugarab-Samedi V.V., Isaev I.I., Rafieva S.K., Probl Endokrinol.

Overview: Electroacupuncture was found to have a beneficial effect on various pathogenetic components of this patient population, which was confirmed by cessation of subjective complaints, body mass reduction and decrease of fatty tissue content, increased performance abilities, recovery of cardiovascular function, and normalization of blood serum lipids.

Conclusion: The data recommends acupuncture for comprehensive treatment of children with constitutional exogenic obesity.

2. Effect of acupuncture on weight loss evaluated by adrenal function, September 1993, Liu Z., Sun F., Li J., Wang Y., Hu K., Nanjing College of TCM.

Objective: In order to understand the relationship between patients' adrenal function and simple obesity and effect of acupuncture on it, the obesity indices, lipid indices, fasting blood-glucose, noradrenaline, dopamine, adrenalin and cortisol were observed.

Conclusion: The results indicated that patients with simple obesity had hypofunction of the sympathetic-adrenal system and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system. Acupuncture treatment not only affected weight loss but also enhanced functioning of the two systems, suggesting that the effect of acupuncture on weight loss may be produced by enhancing the functions of both the sympathetic-adrenal system and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system.

3. Overeating: Treatment of Obesity and Anxiety by Auricular Acupuncture, an Analysis of 800 Cases, November 1996, A. Apostolopoulos, M. Karavi, Acupuncture in Medicine.

Objective: To describe the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of obesity when administered in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Conclusion: The control of overeating and anxiety using auricular acupuncture at the stomach and Shenmen points in this audit has been beneficial. Its correct use in an integrated obesity control programme may prove of significant long term help.

4. Stimulation of auricular acupuncture points in weight loss, July 1998, Richards D., Marley J., Department of General Practice, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Objective: 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 this study was to determine the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points on appetite suppression.

Conclusion: Frequent stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points is an effective method of appetite suppression which leads to weight loss.

5. The time-effect relationship of central action in acupuncture treatment for weight reduction, March 2000, Zhao M., Liu Z., Su J., Second Clinical College of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy.

Objective: To study the time-effect relationship of action of acupuncture on the satiety center of ventromedial nucleus of hypothalamus (VMH) in rats with experimental obesity.

Conclusion: Acupuncture can increase excitability of the satiety center, with a better long-term effect.

6. Acupuncture And Obesity - Abraham C. Kuruvilla, MD, January 2003, Medical Acupuncture, Vol 14 #2.

Objective: To describe the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of obesity when administered in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Conclusion: Our findings indicate that ear acupuncture at designated points, in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, is effective in treating obesity.

More Resources about Weight Loss

If you are interested in finding out the best way of determining your ideal weight, below are a few useful links for you to follow. Please let us know if you find any thing better than what we know here. We are happy to list them here too.

bulletHolistic Weight Loss is the unique energy fasting program offered at Eastern Healing Center.
bulletHolistic Healing Functions page shows you how we target the underline causes of any weight gain conditions universally.
bulletPi Gu Healing helps to reduce the appetite and shrink the stomach by charging the energy to the body.
bulletPi Gu Fasting is a unique fasting program which is regulated by the level of the energy in the body.
bulletEssence Tai Chi is a Yang style Tai Chi routine which consists of 15 movements. It can be learned in 8 hours. When practiced, it only takes 4 minutes and needs a 6'x6' flat space.
bullet"Evened Emotions Decrease Overeating" is one of our strengths in managing the appropriate appetite.
bulletSuccessful weight loss stories page shares with you a series of live cases.
bulletIdeal Weight - What should be your ideal weight?
bulletBMI - Body Mass Index is a indicator of the body fat.
bulletWeight-control Information Network, NIH - It was established in 1994 to provide the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

 

Eastern Healing Center provides Qigong healing, Pi Gu healing, Holistic Weight Loss, Distance Healing, Acupuncture and Tai Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery county, Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.

Eastern Healing Center is located near the Old Towne Gaithersburg. Our office is only about 1 mile north to Rockville; 12 miles north to Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton; 4 miles south to Germantwon and 6 miles east to Potomac. Gaithersburg is at the center of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland, north of Washington DC.

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