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Acupuncture Helps with Weight Loss and Insulin Levels

Funda Güçel, Burak Bahar, Canan Demirtas, Setenay Mit, and Cemal Çevik, “Influence of Acupuncture on Leptin, Ghrelin, Insulin and Cholecystokinin in Obese Women: A Randomised, Sham-controlled Preliminary Trial,” Acupuncture in Medicine, vol. 30 (3): 203-207, 2012. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2012-010127 In this trial comparing biweekly acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatments in obese women over 5 weeks, researchers found that, “acupuncture treatment decreased insulin and leptin levels […]

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