In group A, catgut embedding will be applied to six acupuncture points on the abdomen including Qihai (Ren-6), Shuifen (REN-9), bilateral. Embedding is a method of acupuncture in which catgut is embedded in acupuncture points instead of needles. The current case report. 1School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina and Rehabilitation, Acupoint catgut embedding (ACE) was applied widely to antiweight in.

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In ancient TCM theory, obesity has been recorded since two thousand years in Huangdi Neijingand the increasing intake of sweet and greasy foods is the main cause. Acupuncture specialists and surgeons in Russia and then in other countries created a valuable and new style in acupuncture.

This technique caused treatment is 20 to 30 sessions of acupuncture. Korea is believed to be the second country that acupuncture spread to outside of China. Overall, our results confirmed the effectiveness of acupoints stimulation to assist in the control of body weight in women. These trials seldom reported allocation concealment and blinding of participants, acupuncturist, embeddkng outcome assessment. embedving

Unfortunately, these data were not rigorously documented by the physician. All treatments involved the stimulation of the same set of acupoints CV6, CV12, ST25, ST36, and SP6, as well as BL20 and BL23during the same number of weeks, which strongly suggests that the better effects observed in response to acupoint catgut embedding therapy with moxibustion were directly related to the method used to stimulate these acupoints.

Acupuncture therapy, complementary therapies, insulin resistance, moxibustion, obesity. Facial Acupuncture for Wrinkles 26 December Obesity patient often suffers from the syndrome of deficiency and phlegm retardation [ 8081 ]. You can find new Free Android Games and apps. Open in a separate window. However, this review was the first of quantitative analysis of ACE, and the treatment advice was given.


Catgu rejuvenation with using catgut Embedding method Which is sometimes also called Embedding ebmedding popular for several reasons:.

Traveling shoes 5 weeks ago. Catgut or Embedding Acupuncture — Tebsoozani. A particular advantage of catgut Embedding, for example, instead of regular evaluation sessions at 2 or 3 times a week, can visited once a month. The efficacy and safety were still under suspicion, and it may be related to the ambiguity of obesity pathogenesis that the drug action was hard to selectively cut down the adipose tissue and there was no harm of health at molecular level [ 20 ].

During the treatment period, several women were eliminated because they failed to attend at least one session and only 99 women completed the protocol [ Figure 1 ]. There were 30 trials with patients [ 32 — 61 ] in the comparison of ACE versus MA and all of them evaluated the frequency of improvement.

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. A total of women that complied with all the eligibility criteria described above were enrolled into the study, but 62 were excluded. Patients with severe medical conditions, who are pregnant, and with drug-induced obesity were excluded. Your email address will not be published.

All treatments were very well-tolerated, and none of the obese women suspended the therapy due to adverse side-effects. Two articles [ 6370 ] reported a small proportion of dropout whose data was also excluded from analysis, but the reasons were not given or clearly described. In contrast, in most groups of treatment, body weight and BMI reduction was associated with a significant modulation of biochemical parameters, mainly triglycerides, glucose, and insulin, but not cholesterol.

Most importantly, our results highlighted that acupoint catgut embedding therapy with moxibustion was also able to reverse insulin resistance, which indicates that acupoint catgut embedding therapy may represent an interesting health strategy to control obesity and its associated comorbidities.

Although the etiology and pathogenesis are still unclear, many clinical practice guidelines have been developed worldwide by relative medical and health organizations based on the existing evidences.

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RESULTS Tolerance and general effects All treatments were very well-tolerated, and none of the obese women suspended the therapy due to adverse side-effects. Risk of bias was used to evaluate the quality of study. This limited the universality of the findings and acceptability.

Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Besides, most trials focused on the comparison of different types of acupuncture and reported less the positive drug as control. However, Cochrane system review [ 17 ] indicated that, due to insufficient longer-term evidences, the short-term adjustment of food consumption and movement was difficult to achieve sustained weight reduction.

Catgut Embedding method in acupuncture

However, catfut the identified 4 trials [ 62 — 65 ] of comparison between Catguf and drug, only 2 trials [ 6264 ] applied sibutramine as control which has been withdrawn from market by the American Food and Drug Administration FDA in for its potential cardiovascular risk [ 78 ], and the other 2 studies [ 6365 ] used metformin and Chinese patent medicine ZhiBiTuo for controls which did not belong to antiobesity drugs and had benefits of weight loss.

Glucose and insulin concentrations were in normal range, indicating that subjects were not diabetic. Mean of BMI reduced to 0. HC was also regarded as important as WC in prediction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases [ 77 ].

For the AM group, sterile stainless-steel acupuncture needles Natural 1. Catgut embedding of modern clinical improvement and weight loss technology promotion. View at Google Scholar M.

Acupoint Catgut Embedding for Obesity: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

WC reduction was generally supposed to be meaningfulness in acupunctude and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases [ 76 ]. The BMI loss was 1. View at Google Scholar S.