The procedure itself is not complicated. A practitioner uses a special staple gun to put ‘staple’ through the ‘point zero’ of the ear.
Practitioners that do ear stapling to lose weight charge anywhere from $35 to $60 per ear and some may say you need both ears done to get the maximum benefits.
There have been studies in ear stapling to lose weight. The studies showed that the ‘pierced’ group was more likely to have reduced appetites and to lose weight than the control group.
Skeptics cite the placebo effect – which is the phenomenon of something working because one believes it will.
Whether you believe that ear stapling to lose weight will work or not, there are some things that you need to know.
1. Piercing cartilage has a high risk of infection.
2. If a nerve is damaged during the procedure, it can’t be repaired.
3. Ear stapling to lose weight is not well regulated. So be careful.
If you do decide to try the controversial ‘ear stapling to lose weight’, only go to a certified acupuncturist trained specifically in ear stapling. The biggest thing to remember, ear stapling to lose weight won’t work unless you eat healthy and exercise.
One could probably not get the staple or the hole in your ear and just pay attention to food and exercise and lose the same amount of weight.