Auricular Therapy for Weight Loss

MUSTER2HandReflexologyChartWhiteThe use of auricular therapy for weight loss is based on an modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses point of a microsystem found on the ear. These ear points are used to stimulate different parts of the body.

Due to the close proximity to each other, the ear points are located with ear seeds taped over the appropriate points, later the patient can stimulate the points by finger massaging over the seeds.  The gentle stimulation of these points have the effect to harmonize the body’s systems and control anxiety.

For weight loss, the Auricular points are used to stimulate the natural regulating mechanisms of the body that are necessary to promote the shedding of pounds.

Auricular therapy has been used successfully in weight control programs, helping maintaining the patient relaxed, with less cravings, and helping him/her maintain a good attitude during the duration of the program. But the points alone are not enough to lose the excess weight, the positive changes are accomplished by to sticking to a healthy and balanced eating plan.

What the points do provide is a harmonizing effect on the body, which in turn helps the patient feel satisfied and without the anxiety, or depraved in any way. The amount of weight loss depends on: the sex of the patient, age, body constitution, meal plan, and physical activity.

Auricular therapy is very much like reflexology, the patient can easily learn the location of the ear points, and the ear seeds can be applied with the aid of a mirror.

The Research

A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine where researchers studied a group of 84 adolescents, between ages 18 and 20, with a BMI of 23 or higher. The control group received tape treatment, where tape was adhered to ear acupressure points, while the two experimental groups were administered acupressure using Japanese Magnetic Pearls or vaccaria seeds. All participants were educated on reducing calories, exercise, weight loss and lifestyle modifications.

Over the course of eight weeks, the Japanese Magnetic Pearls and vaccaria seeds groups exhibited a decrease in BMI, with the vaccaria seeds method showing the greatest reduction.

The Points

There ear points most commonly used for weight loss on auricular therapy are:

Shen Men. This point has been found in Traditional Chinese Medicine to link to the cerebral cortex. This master point alleviates stress, pain, tension, anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, and excessive sensitivity

Mouth. This point relieves eating disorders

Stomach.
Relieves eating disorders, overeating, alleviate cravings

Appetite Control.
Diminishes appetite, nervous overeating, overweight disorders, hyperthyroidism.

Spleen. In Chinese thought, the spleen governs the transportation and transformation of food and fluids, thus this point is useful with digestive disorders and indigestion.

Antidepressant.
This point is helpful with mood eating.

Thyroid Gland.
This point affects overall metabolic rate.

Endocrine Point.
For hormonal imbalances and water retention

Is Auricular Therapy for you?

If you are interested in trying a natural and inexpensive treatment for weight loss, that can give you the edge you need to reach your goals, Auricular Therapy might be for you.

We have put together a meal plan that has proven effective with our patients, and together with an auricular protocol like the one described above you can be on your way to a slender healthier you. We are giving the 20 page weight loss ebook for free when you sign up for our monthly newsletter, you can find our signup form on the right side of this page.

If you are in the San Antonio area, call our office and inquire about the ear seed kits for weight loss, or if you prefer to order online visit our friends The Auriculotherapy Specialist by clicking on the link below:

http://www.alamo-acucare.com/recommends-earseeds

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