Obesity

samedi 17 octobre 2009

General survey on treatment of obesity with acupuncture

Huang Qin-feng1, Wang Zheng-ming1 and Qi Li-zhen1
(1) Shanghai Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, 200030 Shanghai, China

Abstract This paper statistically analyzes sixty-two articles concerning the treatment of obesity with acupuncture, and finds that the common therapy embraces needling, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture, auricular application, auricular needle-embedding, acupoint application, acupoint embedding and combined methods of acupuncture. The frequent auricular acupoints are Stomach (MA-IC), Endocrine (MA-IC 3), Er Shenmen (MA-TF I), Lung (MA-IC 1), Spleen (MA-IC), Hunger Point (MA-T) and Sanjiao (MA-IC 4). The clinical total effective rate was 75.8%.

Key words Obesity - Acupuncture-Moxibustion - Review Literature
Author : Huang Qin-feng (1951-), female, associate professor.
Translator : Xiao Yuan-chun

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