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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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Contributors : Shu-Ping Fu ; Hao Hong ; Chen-Jun Hu ; Hou-xi XuSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusPurpose: Acupuncture is reported to be effective in treating obesity related illnesses, but its mechanism is still unclear. To investigate this mechanism we applied electro-acupuncture (EA) in a mouse model of obesity and used RNA-seq to identify molecular consequences.Methods: Adult male mice (17w) were divided into three groups: Stat5fl/fl, Stat5NKO, Stat5NKO+EA groups, hypothalamus and Epi-WAT mRNA profiles of mice in each group were generated by deep sequencing,using Illu...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Publication date: 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 135 Author(s): Chong Gao, Jiangang Shen Adult neurogenesis plays the important roles in animal cognitive and emotional behaviors. Abnormal proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) usually associate with the neural dysfunctions induced by different brain disorders. Therefore, targeting neurogenic factors could be a promoting strategy for neural regeneration and brain repair. Importantly, epidemiological studies suggest metabolism disorders like diabetes and obesity significantly increase the risk of neurological and psychiatric ...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Prolonged exposure to light can lead to a decline in ovarian and pancreatic function. EA at ST36 and SP6 may reduce abnormally elevated blood glucose levels and improve ovarian and pancreatic hormone levels. PMID: 28689186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe different efficacies of low-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) on pancreatic endocrine system in male and female patients with simple obesity due to spleen deficiency-related dampness.MethodsA total of 80 simple obesity patients were assigned to a male group (n=37) and a female group (n=43). Both groups received a 30-minute low-frequency EA at Yinlingquan (SP 9), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36), Fenglong (ST 40), Quchi (LI 11), Tianshu (ST 25), Zhongwan (CV 12), Shuifen (CV 9), Qihai (CV 6) and Guanyuan (CV 4). The treatment was done once a day, and 10 times made up a course of treatment. Pati...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Meditative movement therapies (e.g. qi gong, tai chi and yoga) are strongly recommended. Acupuncture and weight reduction in cases of obesity can be considered. PMID: 28493227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Schmerz - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help regulating blood sugar levels in overweight or obese women who are unable to exercise, and in women with PCOS.Medical News Today
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology Author(s): Chong Gao, Jiangang Shen Adult neurogenesis plays the important roles in animal cognitive and emotional behaviors. Abnormal proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) usually associate with the neural dysfunctions induced by different brain disorders. Therefore, targeting neurogenic factors could be a promoting strategy for neural regeneration and brain repair. Importantly, epidemiological studies suggest metabolism disorders like diabetes and obesity significantly increase the risk of neurological and...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrated that abdominal electro-acupuncture for 6 weeks reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and auricular acupuncture had a short-term adverse effect on both SBP and DBP. PMID: 28434467 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions Our review suggests that acupuncture for obesity has beneficial effect on serum leptin levels compared to no treatment or oral anorexiant. Additional acupuncture treatment on diet therapy or exercise demonstrated greater reduction in serum leptin levels, whereas no significant difference was shown between the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Although the results are of limited value due to the moderate quality and clinical heterogeneity, acupuncture can be used as an effective and safe treatment in obese patients.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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