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A Case Report of Oriental Medical Treatment for Obesity on Overweight and Obese Children of Broken Home

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(4), pp.147-156
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

박민정 1 Young Dal Kwon 2 Seung-ryong Yeom 2 유경곤 3 민선정 1 전규상 4

1원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실
2원광대학교
3원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실
4원광대학교 한의학대학 한방재활의학과교실

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Objectives :The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of oriental medical treatment on overweight and obese children of broken home. Methods :From July 26 to 30, 2010 and from August 2 to 6, 2010, 17 children were treated in W oriental medicine hospital. Herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, exercise(a gym ball, a jump rope, treadmill etc.), diet therapy and cupping treatment were done daily for four nights and five days. Swimming was done 2 times during this period. Also growth and nutrition education, audio-visual education were done. We checked the change of waist circumference using measuring tape, weight and body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis(BIA) at the first and the last date of treatment time. SPSS 12.0 ver. for WindowsⓇ was used for statistical analysis of this study. The results of treatment was expressed with mean and ± standard deviation. Results :After this treatment, the weight loss was 2.37±0.76 kg and total fat mass by BIA decreased 1.62±0.87 kg. The waist circumference was decreased 2.11±1.98 cm. Conclusions :Oriental medical treatment for obesity could be effective on overweight and obese chlidren of broken home suffered from untreated. Also, this program of oriental medicine could give proper direction of obesity management.

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