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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It was the traditional, hang up all the lingerie and make the bride guess who gave what. View at Google Scholar Z. All treatments were very well-tolerated, and none of the obese women suspended the therapy due to adverse side-effects. Today skin rejuvenation with using catgut embedding method done cargut to treat and to prevent skin aging process in developed countries and best age for this method is from 25 to 55 years.

Acupoint catgut embedding therapy with moxibustion reduces the risk of diabetes in obese women

Influence of acupuncture on leptin, ghrelin, insulin and cholecystokinin in obese women: The articles were filtrated as shown in Figure 1. J Res Med Sci.

If inconsistent results appeared, the final decisions were made by all the authors. Catgut embedding of modern clinical improvement and weight loss technology promotion.

Acupuncture therapy, complementary therapies, insulin resistance, moxibustion, obesity. Facial Acupuncture for Wrinkles 26 December View at Google Scholar X. View at Google Scholar M.

Because all of the studies did not publish the trial protocols or registration, the selective reporting of outcomes cannot be judged. The pooled data of improvement rate displayed that ACE was more effective than MA, sham, and cupping. Takakura N, Yajima H.


Catgut Embedding method in acupuncture

Insulin resistance was determined by the homeostasis model of assessment – insulin resistance HOMA-IRusing the following formula: The study was designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled and single blind study. Forest figure of frequency of improvement in the comparison of ACE versus drug. The acupuncture and oriental medicine news sources. This thread will absorbed in the body after two to three months but until this time has been able to stimulate weave of collagen and Fibroblast in a way that we need.

Consequently, BMI was also significantly reduced in all groups when compared acupundture sham group.

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Despite lack of effectiveness evaluated and normative management plan, most Chinese TCM hospitals and weight loss institutions have conducted ACE to treat obesity based on their own experience. Besides, most trials focused embrdding the comparison of different types of acupuncture and reported less the positive drug as control. None of them stated the calculation of sample size. Open in a separate window.

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

Mean of BMI reduced to 0. Table 1 Initial and final values of anthropometric parameters in the different groups of treatment. The therapy of ACE has been evaluated by comparing with sham, drugs, and other different intervention forms of acupuncture such as MA, EA, and cupping jar.

However, this review was the first of quantitative analysis of ACE, and the treatment advice was given. The fact that body weight and BMI were slightly reduced in cattut group acpuuncture a placebo effect, since patients claimed they did not modify their diet and physical activity.

The control interventions with other types of acupuncture, drugs, no treatment wait-listed or treatment as usualplacebo no catgut implantedand diet or physical activity therapy were included. The BMI loss was 1. The current study was designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study.


Catgut or Embedding Acupuncture — Tebsoozani. Among these studies, only 3 trials [ 62 — 64 ] reported the side effects in the comparison between ACE and drugs. JMGV collected and processed anthropometric and biochemical data, performed statistical analyses, participated in manuscript preparation. Importantly, these slight changes were not associated with changes in biochemical parameters in this control group.

According to WHO report in [ 6 ], obesity was deemed one of the top ten risk factors for many diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and many cancers, and nearly 2. View at Google Scholar W. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Studies with cointerventions of drugs and other types of acupuncture such as MA, EA, embedving, pressure, and laser acupuncture were included if the same intervention as control and other embeddding were excluded.

This technique caused treatment is 20 to 30 sessions of acupuncture.

J Tradit Chin Med. Forest figure of body weight loss in the comparison of ACE versus sham.

However, this study has some limitations, such as the small sample size of each group of treatment, the short duration of the treatment only 6-weekthe use of acupoints without considering the TCM syndromes of each patient, the lack of a systematic control of dietary and physical activity records, and the absence of an appropriate follow-up of possible body weight rebound.