Acupuncture treatments, when combined with diet and exercise, can produce desired weight loss results. In a study from The Journal of Medical Acupuncture, patients who participated in acupuncture lost three times the weight of those who did not. Depending on the symptoms of the patient, acupuncturists choose different acupuncture points to enable the body to restore normal functions. For example, craving for sweets, water retention and impulsive eating will be treated with different selection of acupuncture points. Problems such as sugar or hormonal imbalances can also be addressed.