Implantable Electroacupuncture System and Method for Treating Dyslipidemia and Obesity

VT11-02-04E

Abstract

An exemplary method of treating obesity or dyslipidemia of a patient includes 1) generating, by an electroacupuncture device implanted beneath a skin surface of the patient at an acupoint corresponding to at least one of a saphenous nerve and a peroneal nerve of the patient, stimulation sessions at a duty cycle that is less than 0.05, and 2) applying, by the electroacupuncture device in accordance with the duty cycle, the stimulation sessions to at least one of the saphenous nerve and the peroneal nerve by way of a central electrode and an annular electrode located on a housing of the electroacupuncture device.

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