Stapling to Lose Weight - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports

Stapling to Lose Weight

February 21, 2006 – Posted at 4:49 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- During the holidays it's easy to pack on the pounds and for many folks it's a New Year's resolution to lose that weight. Rather than sweating it out at the gym or starving yourself...there is a new alternative to weight loss, and it comes in the form of a staple.

“It's referred to as ariculatherapy. It’s based on acupressure where we stimulate a pressure point and it will literally cut your appetite in half,” said Leslie Balliette of Appetite RX.

After watching a short video, you're good to go.

“I'm going to go step by step just like you just watched in the DVD, and I’m going to clean your ears...it's a little cold with the alcohol. Then I’ll dry them with a fan and I’m going to use the acupuncture guide and then we'll staple,” said Balliette to her customer.

Client Tasha Gibson has had her ears done before and successfully lost five pounds. But shedding weight is easier said then done.

“I want a boost. I go to the gym, I try to eat right, but I still love to snack. And I need any help that I can get,” said Gibson.

The staple starts at $45 dollars and its $10 for every additional staple. The effects usually last around six months and once they wear off, the staples are professionally removed. Appetite RX has a 93% success rate for weight loss when both ears are done and they can also help curb smoking. So far, about 2500 men and women in Region 8 are hooked.

“It's done with a surgical stainless steel staple. About .5 percent of the population has a reaction, so we have very good results here,” said Balliette.

And as for the pain...it's not much.

“It's not painful, but it's not painless...it's less then getting your ears pierced,” said Balliette. “It is a pinch, but the pain will subside in a few seconds....I’m fine now,” laughed Gibson.

Appetite RX also has offices in Hot Springs , Conway and Benton .

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Live in Montgomery: The Day before the Big Game

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-12-16 04:41:07 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-16 04:49:15 GMT
    The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)The A-State football team visited the Rosa Parks Museum this week as part of bowl festivities for the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. (Source: KAIT)

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

    It was a busy Friday as the A-State Red Wolves finished the final preparations for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery. 

  • Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:18 PM EST2017-12-16 04:18:27 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-16 04:38:31 GMT
    A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)A developer said Friday that the Greensborough Village project is moving ahead. (Source: KAIT)

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

    A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

  • breaking

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    One dead, one in custody, investigator says in Lawrence County shooting

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:17 PM EST2017-12-16 02:17:05 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-16 04:17:18 GMT
    Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)Lawrence County deputies were at the scene of a shooting Friday night on Highway 91. (Source: KAIT)

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

    According to Sgt. Jamie White of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, authorities there are investigating a shooting in which a woman was killed. 

Powered by Frankly