Auricular , or ear, acupuncture was first used by Dr. Paul Nogier in France in 1956. He found that he was able to cure his patients’ backaches with a single burn on the ear. His fascination with these findings led him to start mapping the ear, pinpointing the spots that correlate to various organs or systems in the body.
Dr. Nogier soon began treating his patients by applying pressure to the spot associated with their ailing organ.
“Both five-needle acupuncture treatment generally used in Korean clinics and one-needle treatment at the hunger point appear to be effective in reducing body weight in the short term,” study researchers concluded.
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