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Review on Clinical Trials of Catgut Embedding for obesity Treatment

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2012, 12(2), pp.1-7
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

송미영 1 Hojun Kim 1

1동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과

ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThe purpose of this report was to review trials of the catgut embedding for obesity treatment. MethodsWe searched the clinical trial papers with key words of obesity and catgut embedding via searching Pubmed, Scopus and KISS etc. ResultsWe reviewed 8 searched articles, 7 articles were conducted in China and only 1 article was published in Korea. most of Chinese articles used acupuncture as a control group and revealed the equality or superiority of catgut embedding in body weight loss. the only Korean article, which was uncontrolled, implanted catgut in localized fat area, it had changes partially in fat thick, body size. ConclusionsThe acupoint catgut embedding has the efficacy of body weight loss, but to confirm the efficacy of localized fat loss, more randomized controlled trials are needed.

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