Weight Loss and Ear Stapling

The terms “overweight” and “obesity” refer to a person’s overall body weight and where the extra weight comes from. Overweight is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water. Obesity is having a high amount of extra body fat. The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is based on height and weight and is used for adults, children, and teens.
Energy Balance

For most people, overweight and obesity are caused by not having energy balance. Weight is balanced by the amount of energy or calories you get from food and drinks equaling the energy your body uses for things like breathing, digesting, and being physically active.

Simply say is eat too much and lack of exercises.

Other Causes

Physical Inactivity, Environment, Genes and Family History, Health Conditions, Medicines, Emotional Factors, Smoking, Age, Pregnancy, Lack of Sleep

What is Ear Stapling

Ear stapling is a new acupuncture technique, the procedure by which a surgical skin stainless steel staple is placed in one or each ear at specific auricular acupuncture points, for treatment with weight loss, smoking cessation, stop drinking alcohol, sugar cravings, and other healthcare problems.

After have the staples, mostly peoples feeling the suppressed appetite, not much hungry, eat less because the stomach easy feeling full; some peoples also found the changed taste, so will be stop or less the dringking, smoking or sweet food.

Risks of the ear stapling

A less than 5% risk of ear stapling is irritation or infection on a stapled local skin area, which mostly occur 7 days after the stapling process. mostly becouse peoples have tried to touch the staple.

How to avoid or lessen the infection after ear stapling

Use proper method to clean the staple daily with alcohol, sea breeze or peroxide, and apply a light coating of antibiotic ointment such as neosporin over the staple. Don’t stimulate the staple with unclean stufff.

What to do when local ear skin infection occur?

Remove the staple immediately. You can visit my office, your family doctor’s office or any MD’s office. If you need service out of my office hours, try to call Dr. Chen, Yongfang’s office. They open 7 days a week, and their phone number is (713) 995-8886.

How long can ear stapling last?

It can last from weeks to months, mostly between 1-2 months. Traumas and/or infections can shorten the period. Because the body will get used to the stimulation of the staple, the effect will wears off, and since each person’s body is unique, the effective length of staple can vary in individuals.

History of auricular acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM, that include acupuncture, herbal medicine and others like Tai Ji/Tai Chi, Qigong etc;) uses auricular (out ear) for diagnosis and acupuncture therapy. Auricular acupuncture has been historically used for long time. Fifty years ago, there has been a boom for auricular acupuncture research and clinic treatment in China. At the same time, one French named P. Nogier published his first auricular acupoints map that had about 40 points, and that indicated the beginning of acknowledgement of auricular acupuncture in the western world.

Use surgical skin staple for auricular acupuncture therapy is a good idea. It has developed from traditional auricular acupuncture technology. Medical science is often getting advance from theory to technology, acupuncture is same. If not, acupuncturist should be still use animal bone needle like 3,000 years ago. For avoid or less the infection risk, acupuncturist have to follow the clean staple/needle technical and education of prevent infection with client.

Mechanism of ear stapling for weight loss

By TCM theory, three major channels are directly connected with auricular from inside of the body (organs). This means that the auricular is a sensitive body part. The staple is stapled at the ear’s digest organ area. Usually, stimulation in these auricular acupoints will result in suppression of appetite, taste change (stop or less sweet food, also maybe have other function in digest and metabolism system.

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