Selected Clinical Studies of Acupuncture for Obesity and Weight Management
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Updated November 5, 2014
Abdi H, Zhao B, Darbandi M, et al. The effects of body acupuncture on obesity: anthropometric parameters, lipid profile, and inflammatory and immunologic markers. TheScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:603539.
Bei Y, Fang X, Yao Z. Sixty-two cases of simple obesity treated by acupuncture combined with massage. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mar 2004;24(1):36-39.
Cabyoglu MT, Ergene N, Tan U. The treatment of obesity by acupuncture. The International journal of neuroscience. Feb 2006;116(2):165-175.
He L, Gao XA, Yu L. Forty cases of simple obesity treated by acupuncture. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mar 2006;26(1):24-25.
Hu WL, Chang CH, Hung YC. Clinical observations on laser acupuncture in simple obesity therapy. The American journal of Chinese medicine. 2010;38(5):861-867.
Mazzoni R, Mannucci E, Rizzello SM, Ricca V, Rotella CM. Failure of acupuncture in the treatment of obesity: a pilot study. Eating and weight disorders : EWD. Dec 1999;4(4):198-202.
Set T, Cayir Y, Pirim AB. Effects of ear acupuncture therapy for obesity on the depression of obese women. Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Oct 2014;32(5):427-429.
Soong YS. The treatment of exogenous obesity employing auricular acupuncture. Am J Chin Med (Gard City N Y). Jul 1975;3(3):285-287.
Wozniak P, Stachowiak G, Pieta-Dolinska A, Oszukowski P. Laser acupuncture and low-calorie diet during visceral obesity therapy after menopause. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. Jan 2003;82(1):69-73.
Zheng YH, Wang XH, Lai MH, Yao H, Liu H, Ma HX. Effectiveness of abdominal acupuncture for patients with obesity-type polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine. Sep 2013;19(9):740-745.
Shen EY, Hsieh CL, Chang YH, Lin JG. Observation of sympathomimetic effect of ear acupuncture stimulation for body weight reduction. The American journal of Chinese medicine. 2009;37(6):1023-1030.
Nourshahi M, Ahmadizad S, Nikbakht H, Heidarnia MA, Ernst E. The effects of triple therapy (acupuncture, diet and exercise) on body weight: a randomized, clinical trial. International journal of obesity. May 2009;33(5):583-587.
Kwon YD, Lee JH, Lee MS. Increased temperature at acupuncture points induced by weight reduction in obese patients: a preliminary study. The International journal of neuroscience. May 2007;117(5):591-595.
Richards D, Marley J. Stimulation of auricular acupuncture points in weight loss. Australian family physician. Jul 1998;27 Suppl 2:S73-77.