Have you heard? A handful of needle pricks in your ear may help you lose that stubborn belly fat, according to a study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine.

“Stimulating specific points can help suppress appetite appetite and increase metabolism,” explains study co-author Sabina Lim.

Researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea studied the efficacy of acupuncture treatments in helping obese patients lose weight, comparing the standard Korean five point treatment with acupuncture stimulating only a single point.

For the study, needles were placed into points on the ear believed to correspond to hunger and activity in the spleen, endocrine system and the stomach. Participants who received eight weeks of acupuncture saw a 6 percent decrease in BMI, a smaller waist circumference and a loss in overall body fat.

1 2Next page »

Also On Black America Web:

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

×
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,816 other followers