Weight loss can be facilitated by placing acupuncture needles strategically in the outer ear according to a study from South Korea. The outer ear connects through the central nervous system to the entire body and therefore needles placed in the ear can be used to affect organs and systems. In the study patients receiving auricular (ear) treatment for eight weeks had reduced their weight in pounds (compared to a control group) as well as percentage of body fat.
At my clinic in El Paso, Texas we offer a quick and affordable way to receive auricular treatment. I call it “speed acupuncture”. On the days we are in the clinic working (please call first to confirm that we are there at 575-650-7543 or 915-203-6384 come in at your convenience and for $20 you can relax for 30 minutes in our comfortable community treatment room while receiving needles in you ear strategically placed to encourage weight loss as well as relaxation. To be effective for weight loss the treatment needs to be repeated once or twice a week.
Speed Acupuncture is also useful for stress reduction, stop smoking, addiction withdrawal or just a general acupuncture tuneup for your whole system and a healing balance.