Ear Staple for Weight Loss


The standard weight loss program consists of six treatments, one
week apart. Needles are inserted in the ears and body for the first
part of the treatment at the clinic. Then “press needles” are used
in the ears, and are inserted in points controlling nerves, digestion,
appetite, and the endocrine system. Each set is retained for the
week’s period between treatments, and helps to maintain and
direct the influence of the stronger office procedure. Individual
needs vary, however. Patients with a lot of weight to lose are
advised to revisit twice a month for maintenance or further
treatment.  Press needles must be replaced periodically, and the
ears must be cleaned regularly to avoid irritation and discomfort.  
Individuals on this program may expect to lose 5-7 pounds during
the 1st week and then 2-3 ½ pounds or more the following weeks.

Acupuncture produces results by subtly altering and enhancing
physiological functions, i.e. soothing and calming the nerves, while
simultaneously curbing the appetite and raising the metabolic rate
while increasing energy and eliminating excess fluid.  Thus,
acupuncture presents a more balanced, gentle alternative to
harsh, one-sided obesity control techniques more commonly

Better results are obtained when acupuncture is complemented by
Chinese herbal tonics.  These tonics, usually taken as tea, are
combinations of herbal ingredients formulated to be mutually
reinforcing and balanced.  They are non-toxic and free of
dangerous side-effects usually associated with weight-loss
preparations.  The tonic most commonly used for weight loss is
Rhemannia-8.  In Chinese herbology, Rhemannis-8 is a kidney
tonic, meaning that it acts upon the deep-energizing systems of
the body to improve water metabolism and to balance endocrine
production, notably by the thyroid and adrenal glands.  Kidney
tonics also aid nervous system regulation, so they typically
produce a calming effect, even as they increase the patient’s
sense of strength and energy.  They are an ideal assistance to the
weight-loss process.

No weight loss technique is effective if poor dietary habits are
continued.  Acupuncture requires no specific diet choice, but must
be used in conjunction with dietary control, subject to individual
needs.  In general, a diet rich in whole grain foods, fiber and green
vegetables is recommended.  Herein lies another virtue of the
acupuncture approach.  By limiting appetite and nervous
overeating, acupuncture provides valuable assistance in the
struggle to regain conscientious eating habits.  Once an individual
has achieved control of these habits, proper weight is usually
maintained with little effort or external support.
To Whom It May Concern:

Helen Zhou, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, has been treating
me for Weight Control for the month of June, 2005.

I have had appointments once a week.
As of week three I have lost 10 pounds without starving or
being very hungry. My appetite for sweets diminished and
my portions of food have grown smaller with each meal. I
have noticed that my stomach is shrinking and my clothes
fix better. I have more energy and can go up and down the
stairs much easier.

I have tried to do a small amount of exercise each day such
as walking, bicycling, and dancing.
I have recommended Helen Zhou to many of my friends.

Helen Broussard
Testimony from