Acupuncture might possibly have no effect on weight reduction although there is no evidence from controlled trials.
A systematic review 1 including 4 RCTs with a total of 270 subjects was abstracted in DARE. The two trials of low methodological quality, which primarily assessed hunger had positive results; the two trials judged to be of greater methodological quality, which measured body weight found no differences between treatment and control.
Comment: The quality of evidence is downgraded by sparse data, inconsistency of results and study limitations.
1. Ernst E. Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction? A systematic review. Wien Klin Wochenschr 1997 Jan 31;109(2):60-2. [PMID:9123946]
Copyright © 2020 Duodecim Medical Publications Limited.
Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction
is a sample topic from the Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines
To view other topics, please sign in or purchase a subscription.
Evidence Central is an integrated web and mobile solution that helps clinicians quickly answer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis questions using the latest evidence-based research. Complete Product Information.
"Acupuncture/acupressure for Weight Reduction." Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines, Duodecim Medical Publications Limited, 2019. Evidence Central, evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/453189/all/Acupuncture_acupressure_for_weight_reduction.
Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction. Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Duodecim Medical Publications Limited; 2019. https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/453189/all/Acupuncture_acupressure_for_weight_reduction. Accessed June 7, 2020.
Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction. (2019). In Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Duodecim Medical Publications Limited. Retrieved June 07, 2020, from https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/453189/all/Acupuncture_acupressure_for_weight_reduction
Acupuncture/acupressure for Weight Reduction [Internet]. In: Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines. Duodecim Medical Publications Limited; 2019. [cited 2020 June 07]. Available from: https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/453189/all/Acupuncture_acupressure_for_weight_reduction.
TY - ELEC
T1 - Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction
ID - 453189
BT - Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines
UR - https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/453189/all/Acupuncture_acupressure_for_weight_reduction
PB - Duodecim Medical Publications Limited
DB - Evidence Central
DP - Unbound Medicine