Recently, someone asked me about acupuncture ear staples for weight loss. They used words like weight loss staples and ear staples for weight loss. This seemed foreign to me since in my training as a naturopathic medical doctor we use the words auricular (ear) seeds or auricular (ear) needles rather than the words ear staples. This inquisitive person wanted to know if weight loss staples were effective in losing weight.
I cannot speak directly about the effectiveness of ear staples for weight loss since I am not familiar with this language. But I can educate you about the effectiveness of ear acupuncture for weight loss using ear seeds or needles. And the answer to the question, does ear acupuncture work for weight loss is a strong YES.
Auricular or ear acupuncture uses ear seeds or needles inserted by licensed naturopathic medical doctors, licensed acupuncturists or other healthcare providers. It is very effective in helping people lose weight. It is called auriculotherapy. In ear acupuncture, which is based on the ancient practice of Chinese acupuncture, specific parts of the ear correspond to specific parts of the body. By stimulating points on the ear with needles or seeds, the doctor can help the person control their weight, control cravings, and balance their body’s weight.
Auriculotherapy for weight loss works best when used with a combination of diet and exercise changes. It is not a replacement for a disciplined diet and exercise program. But when added to a diet and exercise program like the one Live provides, ear acupuncture is very effective in helping people control cravings and lose weight.
Ear acupuncture is not only used to help people control weight, but is used for smoking control, drug detoxification, pain control, headaches, high blood pressure, asthma, and even dental disorders. Auricular acupuncture can be used with traditional body acupuncture. Auriculotherapy stimulates the body’s self-regulating mechanisms for natural healing and helps to bring the body back into balance.
Side effects of using ear acupuncture for weight loss and other conditions are that the ear itself can become tender and inflamed. Some people become drowsy after an ear acupuncture treatment. When the ear point is stimulated, there is a sharp, tender, piercing feeling. The benefits usually far outweigh these side effects.
Whether you call them weight loss staples, ear staples for weight loss, acupuncture ear staples for weight loss, or auricular seeds and needles, one thing is for sure. Ear acupuncture is effective for weight loss when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program!
Dr. Melissa Dawahare, NMD, RN, is a licensed primary care physician who treats people with naturopathic medicine, auricular acupuncture, and shamanism in Tempe, Arizona. You may reach her via www.drmelissa.com.