Ear acupuncture may improve results

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Acupuncture stimulation of the ear has been linked to many health benefits. Tatiane Silva/Getty Images
  • Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine with several potential health benefits, including pain relief.
  • Researchers are still working to understand the full benefits of different acupuncture techniques.
  • A​ study found that acupuncture pressure using beads on the ear may improve weight loss efforts.

As people strive for healthy lifestyles, they can use a number of strategies that combine aspects of nutrition and exercise with components of complementary and alternative medicine. One area of interest is collecting more research on how acupuncture techniques may benefit people trying to lose weight.

Researchers are presenting new findings in this area at the 30th European Congress on Obesity (ECO).

They found that using gold beads for acupuncture stimulation on crucial points of the ear may help improve weight loss results for men.

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