Acupuncture causes weight loss by stimulating hormones

Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University found that undergoing acupuncture could help those who are overweight to shed up to 16 pounds (7.2kg) in as little as eight weeks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusions: We concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity and inferred that neuroendocrine regulation might be involved. PMID: 30013603 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): WANG Lihua, LI Jia, HUANG Wei, RAN Guoping, ZHANG Yanji, ZHUO Yue, JIN Yiting, ZHOU ZhongyuAbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in the brown adipose tissue (BAT) of obese rats in the process of acupuncture treatment for obesity.MethodsFifty clean-grade male Wistar rats with the age of 3 months were randomly divided into high-fat diet group (n = 40) and normal diet group (control group, n ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, the core acupoints and combinations of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity were explored effectively, and the pressing materials and major combined intervention methods were summarized and analyzed, thus providing references and treatment thoughts in terms of the point and prescription selection of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This article introduces the basic situation and mechanism of suspended magnetic cupping therapy for weight loss. For pathogenesis of deficiency, phlegm, stagnation and cold in obesity, Shuang Long Xi Zhu (two dragons playing a ball) moxibustion, abdominal Jiu Gong (nine palaces) moxibustion, San Yang Kai Tai (auspicious beginning) moxibustion and Chang Long (long dragon) moxibustion were given respectively. This therapy has inspired the clinical idea of Chinese medicine for obesity.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): WANG Lihua, LI Jia, HUANG Wei, RAN Guoping, ZHANG Yanji, ZHUO Yue, JIN Yiting, ZHOU ZhongyuAbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in the brown adipose tissue (BAT) of obese rats in the process of acupuncture treatment for obesity.MethodsFifty clean-grade male Wistar rats with the age of 3 months were randomly divided into high-fat diet group (n = 40) and normal diet group (control group, n ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, the core acupoints and combinations of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity were explored effectively, and the pressing materials and major combined intervention methods were summarized and analyzed, thus providing references and treatment thoughts in terms of the point and prescription selection of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kim JS, Kim KH, Kim WW Abstract OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture is increasing in popularity as a complementary and alternative medicine. Pneumothorax is the most common and potentially serious adverse effect after acupuncture. This complication can cause fatality in the absence of rapid treatment. Here, we analyze the clinical presentation and discuss prevention of post-acupuncture pneumothorax and an approach to reducing this complication. METHODS: Patients presenting with post-acupuncture pneumothorax in our hospital center during 2011-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Body mass index (BMI), patient's pre-...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
Conditions:   Osteoarthritis;   Overweight and Obesity Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Epigenorm Antivir;   Procedure: Acupuncture Sponsor:   Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution, Research Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Immunology Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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