Acupuncture Points for Appetite Control and Weight Loss
Auricular Acupuncture Points
Ear acupuncture points are commonly used as a part of weight management acupuncture treatment program. The ear acupuncture points, such as Shen Men, Hunger, and Stomach points, as shown on the image below, can be helpful to suppress appetite and control certain cravings. Those and other ear points are also used during smoking cessation, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, and other detoxification therapy programs.
There are more than 200 points in the ear. It is important to find the most responsive points. The use of an electrodermal response device is recommended in order to locate the exact location of the point.
Abdominal Acupuncture Points
In some comprehensive weight control and body shaping programs, acupuncture points on abdomen and other parts of the body are also used to improve digestion, assist liver function, encourage urinary flow, and address hormonal imbalances.
Ear Acupuncture is an Effective Way to Naturally Suppress the Appetite
There are two brain areas closely connected to our eating habits. The first area, which is called the feeding center (lateral hypothalamus), is responsible for the feeling of hunger. The other area is called the satiety center (hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus) and is responsible for the feeling of fullness.
Commonly seen abdominal patterns in Kampo medicine among obese individuals