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Review on Clinical Trials of Acupuncture Application for Obesity Treatment in SCOPUS

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2008, 8(1), pp.23-32
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

정재혁 1 황덕상 2 Chang-Hoon Lee 1 김용석 1 이경섭 1

1경희대학교
2강남경희한방병원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives We aimed at reviewing the clinical trials of the acupuncture application for obesity treatment, recently. Methods We searched the clinical trials papers with keywords of obesity, weight loss, overweight, obese and acupuncture and limited method to clinical trial since 2006 in the search site, Scopus. Results & Conclusion We reveiwed 13 articles searched. Recently, acupuncture application for obesity treatment were 3 types ; traditional acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and electroacupuncture. In the 13 articles, 6 articles were uncontrolled trials and 7 were controlled trials. Acupuncture application were effective method to decrease weight and to improve complication such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance and psychological symptoms

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