Acupuncture is increasingly popular as an effective way to lose weight. With this increased use of acupuncture for weight loss was the need for a critical evaluation of studies.
The International Journal of Obesity only one of 31 studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of obesity.
The systematic assessment of 3013 no individual cases where acupuncture has been used to reduce weight.
The purpose of this review was to critically evaluate the evidence to reduce weight and side effects of acupuncture on the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the purpose of assessing the different types of acupuncture base.
The results of this review showed that compared with the normal lifestyle control, acupuncture for reducing the average body weight (confidence interval, 95% CI) in kilograms) of 1.72 kg (0.50C2.93 and had an improvement of obesity (relative risk = 2.57, 95%) 1.98C3.34. acupuncture significantly reduces the weight of 1.56 kilograms (kg 0.74C2.38), on average, compared with placebo or with sham treatments. kilos more than acupuncture showed better results for the average body weight (difference of 1.90 =? 1.66C2.13 kg), and obesity (relative risk = 1.13? 1.04C1.22) than conventional drugs.
During this review showed that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity, the researchers said they would like to see more well designed, long-term studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of obesity and management of loss weight.