A clinical survey of acupuncture slimming

J Tradit Chin Med. 2008 Jun;28(2):139-47. doi: 10.1016/s0254-6272(08)60033-3.


Acupuncture is affirmatively effective in treating obesity with its flexible point selection and various methods without toxic and side effects. This review will focus on different therapeutic methods and academic thoughts in acupuncture slimming and evaluate its current state and prospect.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Weight Loss*