PRLog - April 4, 2011 - DALLAS -- The Stud Diet(tm), a natural weight loss device based on the ages-old principles of Chinese ear acupressure, debuted this month online. The fashionable magnetic crystal stud is placed on your key, ear pressure point (the tragus) and the slight, continued pressure helps suppress appetite and hunger.
Before the Stud, women were forced to use ugly ear clips for this purpose but now have an attractive, sexy, unobtrusive alternative. No one knows the crystal stud is for weight loss, they’ll just think it’s the latest fashion accessory.
“I needed to lose fifteen pounds and just couldn't get those pounds to come off. I was always hungry. One day I started searching through old diagrams of appetite suppression points in acupressure and acupuncture, looking for a solution. The biggest point was on the ear so we used magnetics to both gently stimulate the spot and hold the stud in place. I felt my hunger drop and started to lose weight. At first I couldn’t believe the stud was working, but it actually was. That’s when the Stud Diet device was born,” says Ellen Ruark, co-founder of Stud Diet and http://www.studdiet.com, where the devices are sold.
How it works
Two magnets are applied to the tragus nerve (on the ear), also known as the hunger spot. One side is an attractive crystal, the other side is a gold-plated disc which goes behind the tragus and holds the crystal magnet in place. According to Acupuncture.com, "acupressure also stimulates the vagus nerve, creating a sensation of fullness by raising serotonin levels in your brain."
The use of ear acupressure in weight loss efforts was studied in 1998 at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. There ear clips were worn twice a day by the participants in the study. By applying mild to moderate pressure at the tragus, it was found that ear stimulation via clips was effective at delaying hunger and suppressing appetite in order to eliminate overeating. This exciting result underlies the theory behind the Stud Diet. Instead of clips, the Stud Diet uses magnets which already have a biophysical effect.
About the Stud Diet
The Stud Diet was created by three friends who all at one time or another were looking for a natural, healthy way to lose weight. The Stud Diet was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The retail website URL is http://www.studdiet.com.