CATGUT EMBEDDING ACUPUNCTURE PDF

Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. After inform consent, they will be randomly assigned into two groups. In group A, catgut embedding will be applied to six acupuncture points on the abdomen including Qihai Ren-6 , Shuifen REN-9 , bilateral shuidao ST and Siman ST , which have been proved to be effective on obesity in our previous study, once each week for six times. In group B, sham catgut embedding will be applied on the same acupoints once each week for six weeks. This trial will go on for six weeks with six course of treatment.

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Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. After inform consent, they will be randomly assigned into two groups.

In group A, catgut embedding will be applied to six acupuncture points on the abdomen including Qihai Ren-6 , Shuifen REN-9 , bilateral shuidao ST and Siman ST , which have been proved to be effective on obesity in our previous study, once each week for six times.

In group B, sham catgut embedding will be applied on the same acupoints once each week for six weeks. This trial will go on for six weeks with six course of treatment. Our primary outcome measurements is complexion which included body mass index BMI ,waist circumstances, and waist-hip ratio. We will also classify the patients by questionnaire designed for TCM syndrome of obesity.

Each enrolling patients will be evaluated at the baseline before treatment and after 6 times treatments completed by above parameters to find out the therapeutic effects and mechanism of catgut embedding in acupoints in obese women. Acupoints: Qihai REN-6 , Shuifen REN-9 , bilateral Shuidao ST ,bilateral Siman K ,zusanli ST Frequency: one time per week Duration: 6 weeks Device: Catgut embedding group An extensive form of acupuncture that involves weekly infixing self-absorptive chromic catgut sutures into acupoints with a specialised needle under antiseptic precautions.

The catgut then stimulate those points over a long period. The stainless-steel acupuncture needles 3. Catgut will be embedding in acupoints as below. All the procedure will be performed as in catgut embedding group. The other procedure were the same as catgut embedding group Frequency: one time per week Duration: 6 weeks.

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Search for terms x. COVID is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Save this study. Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies The Therapeutic Effect of Catgut Embedding in Obesity The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators.

Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Last Update Posted : October 28, Study Description. The aim of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of acupoint stimulation by catgut embedding on complexion, quality of life, lipid profile, inflammatory markers, and obesity-related hormone peptide of obese women.

Detailed Description:. Arms and Interventions. An extensive form of acupuncture that involves weekly infixing self-absorptive chromic catgut sutures into acupoints with a specialised needle under antiseptic precautions. Outcome Measures. Obesity subjects will be classified into six groups including stomach heat, yin deficiency, qi stagnation, qi deficiency, kidney deficiency and blood stasis With more than two "yes"in items, patient will be classified to that kind of syndrome.

Eligibility Criteria. Contacts and Locations. Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor. Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials. More Information. Treatment of obesity by catgut embedding: an evidence-based systematic analysis. Acupunct Med. Epub Jul 7.

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. National Library of Medicine U. National Institutes of Health U. Department of Health and Human Services. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Obese Women. Device: Catgut embedding group Device: sham catgut embedding group.

Phase 4. Study Type :. Estimated Enrollment :. Study Start Date :. Estimated Primary Completion Date :. Estimated Study Completion Date :. Experimental: catgut embedding group Catgut will be embedding in acupoints as below.

Device: Catgut embedding group An extensive form of acupuncture that involves weekly infixing self-absorptive chromic catgut sutures into acupoints with a specialised needle under antiseptic precautions. Sham Comparator: sham catgut embedding group The stainless-steel acupuncture needles 3.

Device: sham catgut embedding group The stainless-steel acupuncture needles 3. Obesity Overnutrition Nutrition Disorders. Overweight Body Weight Signs and Symptoms.

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Acupoint catgut embedding is a useful therapy for weight management and widely applied in China. This review aimed to systematically evaluate the effects of acupoint catgut embedding on abdominal obesity. The combination subject terms of abdominal obesity or central obesity and acupoint catgut embedding or catgut implantation, catgut embedding were used. We found 15 studies involving individuals. Mean values of body weight by acupoint catgut embedding were 1.

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Metrics details. Obesity has become a major public health hazard with epidemic proportions, affecting adults, adolescents, and children of both genders. Previous studies have suggested that acupoint catgut embedding ACE might be a potential therapeutic approach for obesity. The purpose of this study is to conduct a rigorous and normative trial to determine the efficacy of ACE for obesity. A total of 99 eligible patients diagnosed with obesity will be recruited in this study.

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