Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

The effects of body acupuncture on obesity: anthropometric parameters, lipid profile, and inflammatory and immunologic markers

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22649299

Abstract

A randomized controlled clinical trial in 196 obese subjects was performed to examine the effectiveness of body acupuncture on body weight loss, lipid profile and immunogenic and inflammatory markers. Subjects received authentic (cases) or sham (controls) acupuncture for 6 weeks in combination with a low-calorie diet. In the following 6 weeks, they received the low-calorie diet alone. Subjects were assessed at the beginning, 6 and 12 weeks later. Heat shock protein (Hsps)-27, 60, 65, 70 antibody titers and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels were also assessed. A significant reduction in measures of adiposity and improvement in lipid profile were observed in both groups, but the levels of anti-Hsp-antibodies decreased in cases only. A reduction in anthropometric and lipid profile in cases were sustained in the second period, however, only changes in lipid profile were observed in the control group. Anti-Hsp-antibodies and hs-CRP levels continued to be reduced in cases but in controls only the reduction in hs-CRP remained. Changes in anthropometric parameters, lipid profile, and anti-Hsp-antibodies were more evident in cases. Body acupuncture in combination with diet restriction was effective in enhancing weight loss and improving dyslipidemia.

Back To Latest Articles and News

Email This Page
Discuss This

Subscribe To CMT

Shopping Basket

Your basket is empty!

Recently Viewed Login Register

Change Language

Change Currency

Subscribe to our RSS Feed Chinese Medicine Times Facebook Fan Page Chinese Medicine Times Twitter Page Chinese Medicine Times Linkedin Page Email a friend about this website
  • All about Natural Medicine Advert 10-09-2014
  • ASP Needle advert
  • Seirin needle advet box (basic)

Events Calendar

Master Tung Acupuncture Part 3 with Philip Weeks (27th February 2015)

Before you book this date you need to have studied at least one day of Tung acupuncture... [more]

Detoxification & Fasting with Philip Weeks (13th March 2015)

Our modern lifestyle overloads our bodies with toxins from numerous sources pollution... [more]

View Events Calendar

From Our Store

Bollmann Visita Case, Grey Leatherette

Bollmann Visita Case, Grey Leatherette

Karl Bollmann of Germany ...
Pre Injection Swabs - 1 Box

Pre Injection Swabs - 1 Box

Non-woven fabric swab sat...
Plinth 2000 503 Electric Couch

Plinth 2000 503 Electric Couch

Unique lifetime guarantee...
Bollmann Progress Case, Grey/Black

Bollmann Progress Case, Grey/Black

Karl Bollmann of Germany ...
Spleen and Stomach

Spleen and Stomach

by Claude Larre and Elisa...
Nourishing Destiny

Nourishing Destiny

by Lonny Jarrett