My friend, Amanda, had an acu-staple party last night. More than a few of us from work attended. We had to drive an hour and a half to get to her place and the entire procedure took all of 30 seconds, but hey a good time was had by all, right? :) My friend, Jackie, and her daughter, Joy, were kind enough to allow me to photograph their experience. Jackie had the shocked look while Joy was very apprehensive.

It was over very quickly and didn't really hurt. It feels more like a clothespin stuck in your ear. I'm sure that feeling will fade soon. Here is the final result. They don't appear to be traumatized. Hehee.
For anyone interested, here's some information on acu-staple.

What is Acu-Staple?
A tiny surgical stainless steel staple that is placed in the middle cartilage of the ear between specific pressure points to target weight loss, stress, tension, smoking cessation and other problems affecting the body.

How Does It Work?
The staple provides a continuous pressure to specific points in the ear. It sends a signal to your brain telling it your stomach is full or can cause a strong distaste for tobacco, depending on what point the staple is placed.

How Long Does It Last?
It can last from 6 weeks to 6 months. It varies from one person to the other. Clients average 12 to 16 weeks. Your body will get used to the stimulus on the point after a certain amount of time. It will be removed and put back in the same day in a slightly different spot between the pressure points.

What Is the Average Weight Loss?
For women, 2-5 pounds a week and men 4-11 pounds. Men suck.

Does It Hurt?
It is similar to having your ears pierced. There is a slight burning/stinging sensation, but it subsides very quickly.


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