Acupressure therapy against cholesterol

07/11/2020

Researchers suggest the use of pressure therapy in the ear area to improve cholesterol levels in obese adolescents.

Researchers at universities in South Korea have examined the effects of pressure therapy in the ear area in obese adolescents and found that this non-invasive form of acupuncture can improve lipid profile, which reduces the risk of heart disease.

The researchers discussed their findings in an article published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

The benefits of bloodless acupuncture

Pressure therapy in the ear area is a type of acupuncture that involves stimulating certain points along the outer surface of the ear.

Like acupuncture, pressure therapy is used to balance yin and yang and to regulate organ function.

According to studies, this healing art can also improve the quality of sleep and dysfunction during the day in people with insomnia.

It is also used to relieve menstrual-related headaches and improve blood circulation.

It also includes a lower risk of infection and bleeding from acupuncture. It is generally considered a safe technique but is not recommended for children and pregnant women.

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice: Effects of auricular acupressure on obesity in adolescents

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