The Body Slimming Toe Ring is a type of acupressure ring made out of silicone about which there have been claims that weight loss will happen quickly and easily. The use of the ring is based on the ancient practice of Chinese Acupressure. Those techniques have been used for thousands of years for the treatment of various health conditions and illnesses. Some of these treatments have a considerable amount of scientific evidence to support their use. However, whether or not that evidence carries over to these rings worn around the toes is something else, entirely.
The silicone rings each contain a powerful magnet that is meant to stimulate the specific points on your feet that are linked to hunger and the appetite. At the same time, wearing the rings is supposed to require you to use your femoral and abdominal muscles more actively and effectively, enhancing the impact of all your fitness efforts.
The rings are meant to be worn around the big toes throughout the entire day while the user is awake and have not been associated with any negative side effects other than a few complaints of discomfort from rubbing against the skin, or silicone allergies (which are extremely rare).
Still, the product does have a rather gimmicky sound to it, so it is important to speak with a doctor and to do a bit of research into the Body Slimming Toe Ring before actually buying and using it. As of yet, there haven’t been any studies conducted on this product that have been published in medical journals. Moreover, these products are not sold along with any recommended diet or exercise programs, which suggests that the dieter doesn’t need to do anything other than wear the toe rings in order to lose weight.
Without any real supporting evidence from the medical community, it is difficult to believe that significant weight loss could occur as a result of something as small and simple as the Body Slimming Toe Ring, even without having to change eating and exercising strategies. There have been many types of bracelets, patches, and jewelry based on similar theories and that have not lived up to their promises and this product may easily be among them.
For dieters who are interested in benefiting from what acupressure has to offer, it may be a far better idea to spend the money on a certified acupressurist or acupuncturist who knows exactly what they’re doing.