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.
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This study aimed to explore the impacts of electroacupuncture treatment on gut microbiota composition and function in obese mice. Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes and Metagenomic analysis of the fecal microbiota were used for this purpose. The basic parameters of body weight, Lee's index, serum lipid and epididymal adipose weight were ameliorated significantly after introducing an electroacupuncture intervention. Acidobacteria, Cyanobacteria and Basidiomycota (Normal group) and Fusobacteria, Firmicutes and Spirochmycetes (Model group) were remarkably affluent at the phylum level. Bacteroides sp. CAG: 927 and Prevotella sp....
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): H. Lee, S. Lee, Y. Cho, J. Kim, J.W. Kang, B.K. Seo, Y.H. Baek, K. Hee, J.D. Lee
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): H.H. Kara, M. Ayrancı
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Obesity Reviews, EarlyView.
Source: Obesity Reviews - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of acupoint embedment in weight control of adult obesity or overweight by systematically assess available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and analyze the integrated findings. A total of 529 literatures were initially searched from the databases. Five RCTs in assessing the effect of acupoint embedment versus sham control group were identified. Results: A total of 219 subjects in the intervention group and 206 subjects in the control group from 5 eligible studies were eventually included in this meta-analysis. Mean body mass index (BMI) decreased 0.9...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Both methods decrease BFP and increase ASM/H2. In male older adults, electrical acupuncture with oral essential amino acids is more effective and can increase muscle mass in a shorter time than oral essential amino acids alone.Obes Facts 2018;11:327-334
Source: Obesity Facts - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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
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