Attempts to reduce body weight through auricular acupuncture

H. C. Dung

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This report contains data of individuals who, over a period of four years, came to an acupuncture clinic seeking reduction in body weight. Auricular acupuncture, or placing two press needles in each ear, was used to assist subjects in reducing weight. Results of such an attempt were not very promising. Reasons for the difficulty in reducing weight through auriculopuncture are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Acupuncture
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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