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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The control interventions embexding other types of acupuncture, drugs, no treatment wait-listed or treatment as usualplacebo no catgut implantedand diet or physical activity therapy were included.

Please review our privacy policy. RESULTS Tolerance and general effects All treatments were very well-tolerated, and none embexding the obese women suspended the therapy due to adverse side-effects. Considering the side reaction and that there is no benefit to cardiovascular risks in antiobesity drugs and the high risk and narrow use of surgery, more clinicians have applied complementary and alternative therapy including TCM to lose weight [ 22 ].

Our initial search identified probable articles from the databases, of which were reserved with excluded for duplication. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. A particular advantage of catgut Embedding, for example, instead of regular evaluation sessions at 2 or 3 times a week, can visited once a month. Each literature of title and abstract was scanned by two reviewers Taipin Guo and Sun Tianxiao who have been trained and gained certifications in Chinese Cochrane Centre.

The planting absorbable suture instead of repeated sessions of acupuncture is a new technique of acupuncture that today, in many countries such as Korea, France, America and so has found many fans among doctors and clients. But the exotic locale made it a little more fun! Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. We did a little shower for Monique while in Thailand.

For CGM group, catgut was implanted each 3-week, for a total of smbedding, whereas moxibustion was applied twice a week. However, the side effects like lack of strength and anorexia were difficult to avoid [ 25 ].

Besides, Chinese and English were the limitation of language. The definitions of obesity or overweight using BMI, body weight, or percentage of weight excess compared with ideal weight were included.


A venous blood sample was taken from the left cubital vein at A total of women that complied with all the eligibility criteria described above were enrolled into the study, but 62 were excluded. Acupuncthre Selection Inclusive and Exclusive Criteria 2. Catgut Embedding method also called Embedding of thread, we use of resorbable surgical thread. Importantly, these slight changes were not associated with changes in biochemical parameters in this control group.

Previous systematic reviews [ 3175 ] have excluded the trials of the contrasts of different types of acupuncture. Changes in serum leptin and beta endorphin levels with weight loss by electroacupuncture and diet restriction in obesity treatment. It was hard to apply blinding of participants and acupuncturist.

Overall, our results confirmed the effectiveness of acupoints stimulation to assist in the control of body weight in women. In addition, they all agree to be accountable for all aspects of embeddig work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Effects of auricular acupressure combined with low-calorie diet on the leptin hormone in obese and overweight Iranian individuals. Forest figure of frequency of improvement in the comparison of ACE versus drug.

Acupoint catgut embedding therapy with moxibustion reduces the risk of diabetes in obese women

embddding Global nutrition transition and the pandemic of obesity in developing countries. As shown in Figure 2the methodological quality of all the 43 articles was poor and probably in high risk with almost no reports of both allocation concealment and blinding of participants, acupuncturists, or statisticians except 1 reported, respectively [ 3870 ]. Despite methodological quality and sample size limitations, all the pooled outcomes improvement rate, loss of weight, BMI, WC, and HC have presented a tendency of consistent superior effects of ACE or combined therapy comparing with other interventions MA, EA, drugs, sham, and cuppingand less adverse effect was reported.

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Forest figure of frequency of improvement in the comparison of ACE versus sham. The paired Student’s t -test was used to compare initial and final data in each group. Mean of BMI reduced to 0.


embeddingg Studies with cointerventions of drugs and other types of acupuncture such as MA, EA, massage, pressure, and laser acupuncture were included if the same intervention as control and other cointerventions were excluded. Traditional Chinese medicine, particularly body acupoint stimulation, provides an alternative, effective, and safe therapy for this medical challenge.

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Ebedding, the method of ACE, developed from TCM acupuncture with a certain section embeddibg absorbable catgut suture implanted in acupoint, characterized by easy operation, durable and strong stimulation, and long interval between each treatment, has broadly been used to lose weight in China.

View at Google Scholar W. In contrast, no changes catgkt observed in waist circumference, hip circumference, or WHR in patients from all groups at the end of the protocol [ Table 1 ].

However, our results evidence that their combination could be an interesting complementary strategy to control body weight. You can find new Free Android Games and apps. The therapy of ACE has been evaluated by comparing with sham, drugs, and other different intervention forms of acupuncture such as MA, EA, and cupping jar.

Influence of catgut implantation at acupoints on leptin and insulin resistance in simple obesity rats.

Catgut Embedding method in acupuncture

The symmetry was shown in funnel plot and indicated low publication bias Figure 4. This technique caused treatment is 20 to 30 sessions of acupuncture. However, in the identified 4 trials [ 62 — 65 ] of comparison between ACE and drug, only 2 trials [ 6264 ] applied sibutramine as control which has been withdrawn from market by the American Food and Drug Administration FDA in for its potential cardiovascular risk [ 78 ], and the other 2 studies [ 6365 ] used metformin and Chinese patent medicine ZhiBiTuo for controls which did not belong to antiobesity drugs and had benefits of weight loss.

Mean BMI was between