Acupuncture shows potential for improving the quality of life of people with eating disorders, according to a pilot study carried out in Australia. Nine women (five with anorexia and four with bulimia) who were receiving outpatient treatment participated in the study. The results showed that acupuncture improved the participants’ quality of life and there was also evidence of decreases in anxiety and perfectionism. (Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2010 Dec;18(6):233-40.).