There is no magic bullet for weight loss. However, acupuncture and herbs can help reduce appetite and increase metabolism. Blood drawl experiments have found that 2 important hormones, found in the Hypothalamus, are balanced with acupuncture. Leptin and ghrelin seem to be the big players in regulating appetite. Liptin decreases hunger. Your stomach makes ghrelin, which communicates to your brain that you are hungry. If either of these two hormones are out of balance, one will gain weight. Acupuncture balances these hormones.