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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There was no publication bias as a symmetric inverted funnel while the publication bias or a systematic difference of small or big sample size effects existed as an asymmetric funnel.

Treatment of dark circles under eyes 17 December View at Google Scholar G. Mean age was 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 ].

Patients with severe medical conditions, who are pregnant, and with drug-induced obesity were excluded. To receive news and publication updates for Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, enter your email address in the box below.

Cabioglu MT, Ergene N. 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 embeddinv cholesterol. View at Google Scholar.

Types of Participants It included the participants with no limitation of age, gender, and type of overweight or obesity, including children obesity and abdominal obesity. However, owing to the long-term adherence of antiweight drugs, the conflict of time between treatment and daily work, and high expense of treating, more patients abandoned therapy.


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In the last decade, embedxing people have turned to complementary and alternative medicine to aid with weight loss. Interestingly, acupoint catgut embedding therapy with moxibustion was the only treatment that produced a significant reduction of triglycerides as previously reported,[ 202526 ] with a decrease of glucose, insulin and HOMA-IR index.

Although all the trials have claimed randomization, most of them did not illustrate the generation of random sequence. The item of RCT was also chosen in corresponding databases and the languages of Chinese and English were acuphncture.

You can find new Free Android Games and apps. Previous systematic reviews [ 3175 ] have excluded the trials of the contrasts of different types of acupuncture. Patients who failed to attend at least one session were eliminated.

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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.

Forest plot was used to illustrate the relative strength of curative effect. Acupuncture effects on satiety of hypothalamus of rats with experimental acupunctjre article in Chinese Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. There were 30 trials with patients [ 32 — 61 ] in the comparison of ACE versus MA and all of them evaluated the frequency of improvement.


Embsdding 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. View at Google Scholar W. Distribution in abdomen and thigh hypertrophic muscles of spleen, stomach, and ren meridians is the characteristic of antiobesity acupoint prescription, which has the ability of strengthening spleen and eliminating dampness in TCM theory.

View at Google Scholar H. Forest figure of body weight loss in the comparison of ACE versus sham. View at Google Scholar C. Clinical aspects and pathophysiology. Our results indicated that the effects of ACE were also greater than or equal to other kinds of acupuncture and other kinds of drug and nondrug therapy. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts.

Catgut Embedding method in acupuncture

To evaluate the curative effects of ACE on obesity and weight loss, this review was confined to RCTs comparing ACE with a control group, which contained drug, no treatment, placebo, diet and exercise therapy, and other types of acupuncture like MA, Embeddihg, ear auricular pressure treatment, acupoint pressure, and so forth. For CGM group, catgut was implanted each 3-week, for a total of 6-week, whereas moxibustion was applied twice a week. So, health problem is superior to aesthetics in obesity, and it urges finding a nice treatment.