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Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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Research Article

Aural Stimulation as Add-on to Diet for Weight Loss: A Preliminary Clinical Study

Anna Esposito1, Gregorio Fistetto1, Alessandro Di Cerbo1* and Beniamino Palmieri2
1Poliambulatorio del Secondo Parere, Modena, Italy
2Dipartimento di Chirurgia Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Corresponding Author : Dr. Alessandro Di Cerbo
Poliambulatorio del Secondo Parere
Modena, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 21, 2012; Accepted December 26, 2012; Published December 28, 2012
Citation: Esposito A, Fistetto G, Di Cerbo A, Palmieri B (2012) Aural Stimulation as Add-on to Diet for Weight Loss: A Preliminary Clinical Study. J Obes Wt Loss Ther 2:155. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000155
Copyright: © 2012 Esposito A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


We investigated the efficacy of bilateral electric auricular nerve stimulation in combination with hypo caloric or high-protein diet in 40 overweighed and obese healthy volunteer patients (4 groups of 10 individuals each) vs. diet alone. After 2 months of simultaneous treatment with electric stimulation and diet there was an average weight loss of 7.07 kg in the hypocaloric group and 9.48 kg in the high-protein one, whereas an average weight loss of 5.9 kg and 7.17 kg were observed with hypocaloric and high-protein diet alone, respectively. These results suggest that bilateral auricular nerve stimulation can help increase the weight loss in patients when used in combination with high-protein diet. Thus weight loss induced by nutritional strategies can safely and effectively be enhanced by neuro-reflexological aural stimulation.