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“Health Benefits of Ear Acupuncture” – Cathy Wong (June 5, 2020 – Verywell Health)
• Studies of auricular acupuncture (or ear acupuncture) for insomnia has found positive effects when coupled with regular acupuncture
• “There were significant improvements in mood and pain when patients went through weekly acupuncture treatments for two months”
• A study concluded that 6/10 ear acupuncture treatments were found to be superior to painkillers in relieving immediate pain
• Ear acupuncture is associated with “improved body weight, body mass index, body fat, and waist circumference in overweight and obese