Acupuncture can be an integral part of a good weight loss program. Not only does it increase metabolism, it also can help to balance hormones, detoxify, settle the emotions, and most importantly, acupuncture reduces stress. There are points on the ears that correspond directly to areas of the brain that control the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, as well as the vagus nerve. More simply put, the ears connect to the stomach, the small and large intestine, and they calm down the nervous system by taking you out of the "fight or flight" and into a more peaceful state of being.
Full body acupuncture can be even more effective than ear acupuncture. Added to a weight loss program, acupuncture or ear acupuncture can help you to be successful in your goals.