The effects of auricular electroacupuncture on obesity in female patients--a prospective randomized placebo-controlled pilot study.

@article{Schukro2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of auricular electroacupuncture on obesity in female patients--a prospective randomized placebo-controlled pilot study.},
  author={Regina Patricia Schukro and Christoph Heiserer and Andrea Michalek-Sauberer and Andreas Gleiss and Sabine M. Sator-Katzenschlager},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a chronic condition related to serious morbidity and mortality of increasing incidence and prevalence. Several studies show a significantly higher weight loss with acupuncture treatment. This is the first prospective, randomized, double-blinded study, testing the effects of auricular electroacupuncture on weight loss in obese female patients. METHODS 56 female obese patients (age>18, Body Mass Index, BMI>25) were randomized to receive either auricular acupuncture with… CONTINUE READING
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