|Title:||Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Weight Reduction and Abdominal Obesity in Asian Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial||Authors:||HSIEH, CHING HSIU
|Keywords:||Auricular Pressure Therapy;Weight Reduction;Waist Circumference;Waist-to-Hip Ratio||Issue Date:||2011||Start page/Pages:||433-440||Source:||The American Journal of Chinese Medicine||Abstract:||
The current study was designed to test the efficacy of auricular acupressure on weight reduction and changes of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio. This study used a randomized design with one control group and one experimental group consisting of Asian young adults with a waist circumference >= 80 cm in the females and >= 90 cm in the males. At completion of eight weeks of auricular therapy , the total sample size was 55 young adults who ranged in age from 18 to 20 years old. Each participant was treated weekly for ear acupressure in ten-minute sessions. Sessions continued for eight weeks wherein the control group received acupressure only while the experimental group received acupressure with the Japanese Magnetic Pearl on the ear acupoints. While both the control and treatment groups showed significant reduction p <= 0: 05 to body weight and waist circumference after eight weeks of treatment, only the group treated with Japanese Magnetic Pearls showed decreased waist to hip ratio. Thus, auricular acupressure may be a beneficial addition to weight loss programs for young adults. Auricular acupressure is thus a reasonable option in the treatment of overweight and obesity in young adults.
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