J Tradit Chin Med. 1998 Dec; 18(4): 265-71.
Application of acupuncture and moxibustion for keeping shape.
Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
On the basis of TCM diferentiation, the authors have treated 359 adult female cases of non-obesity with undesirable body shape by combined application of body acupuncture and moxibustion and auricular acupuncture, and achieved quite good remoulding and orthopedic results, suggesting that acupuncture and moxibustion can very effectively regulate the somatotypic indexes of body weight, circumference of the chest, loin, hip and thigh, the ratio of the loin to hip, sebum thickness, obesity degree, body mass index and body fat percentage of the cases in the overweight group and orthopedic groups 1, 2. It is therefore concluded that acupuncture and moxibustion is a good therapy for obtaining a graceful body shape.