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Laser Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Obesity

Laser Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Obesity. In an earlier post, we mentioned that laser acupuncture does not have a significant impact on making smokers quit. You can read about this in the following link: Laser Acupuncture to Quit Smoking.

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Now, how about losing weight? Does laser acupuncture help you or a loved one shed the pounds? Would it be one of the tools that could help put a stop to the obesity epidemic that’s sweeping America and the world? Can laser acupuncture help transform you into the next Chris Pratt?

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Butterbur Side Effects and Bad Health Reactions

Butterbur Side Effects. For hundreds of years, long before the pharmaceutical industry became the global behemoth that it is today, people turned to herbal medicine for healing.

The use of plants and plant products is common in the folk medicine traditions of all cultures. In fact, many licensed drugs used today have their origins in some of these herbal traditions.

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And even today, many people still turn to herbal remedies: the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over four billion people, or 80 percent of the world’s population, use herbal medicine for some aspect of their primary health care.

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Laser Acupuncture to Quit Smoking: Effective or Not? Does it Really Work?

Laser Acupuncture to Quit Smoking? If you undergo some laser acupuncture procedure, would this help you say bye bye to them nasty and smelly cigarettes you’ve been smoking?

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Those in the business of providing laser acupuncture would tell you that the procedure works when it comes to ending your smoking habits. However, a 2008 literature review which looked at the clinical effectiveness of laser acupuncture by G. David Baxter, Chris Bleakley, and Suzanne McDonough which was published at the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies had this to say about the matter:

A single high quality study by Yiming, using a follow up time of 3 months, found that 12 sessions of laser acupuncture to five auricular acupuncture points made no difference to the smoking habits of a group of adolescent smokers, when compared with those receiving placebo treatment (RR. 1.03; 0.57–1.84). The laser parameters used in this study were not specified, and therefore it was not possible to estimate the actual dosage employed. There was therefore insufficient evidence upon which to make a decision as to the effectiveness of laser acupuncture in smoking cessation.

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