Has anyone tried this or have experience with people who have? The gals in the office are talking about it so I looked it up on line to see if there was any benefit besides weight loss (as if that wasn't enough!) and found this little blurb from a website advertising someone who does it. There was a lot of information out on the web and it always overwhelms me so I am checking with you guys instead! "A small surgical stainless steel staple is strategically placed in the inner cartilage of each ear to target certain pressure points. These pressure points are believed to assist in weight loss, stress management, tension headaches, migraines, and smoking cessation. Auriculotherapy correlates every part of the ear to a certain part or parts of the body. It has been scientifically shown that different points in the ear demonstrate higher electrical energy, or conductivity, when their related organ or tissue is stressed, diseased, or unbalanced. Through treatment of such points, the brain triggers an increase in energy flow to this specific area of the body. This increase of energy to an area of distress will potentially result in improvement in the physical state of the body and the emotional aspect. There are many reasons to have the staple placed: migraines, stress, chronic back pain, digestive imbalances, including gastric reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. The most common reasons are for smoking cessation and weight loss. Everyone is different regarding the anatomy of their ears and may respond differently to the staple. Each person will be assessed on an individual basis and I will try to meet your specific needs regarding the ear staple." Hugzz Greenbean Choose joy!