Researchers have reviewed 31 studies, representing a total of 3013 individual cases to evaluate the effect of acupuncture in the fight against excess weight.
The results of this analysis demonstrate that acupuncture treatments for obesity are associated with a significant reduction in mean body weight. This study concludes that acupuncture is an effective treatment against obesity.
How it works:
Acupuncture treatment involves gradually and significantly reducing the sensation of hunger to lose weight.
Acupuncture is combined with a diet to help patients lose weight, and regain and maintain their optimal weight.
Acupuncture sessions typically last about 45 minutes. A cycle of 10 weekly sessions, followed by a monthly session for 3 months are required to treat excess weight. Hunger decreases drastically from the first acupuncture session and from the third day of dieting. Patients quickly reach a feeling of satiety after meals.
Patients generally return to their optimal weight with acupuncture treatment and following the Sinomedica diet, and the results are generally long lasting.