A randomized controlled trial of electroacupuncture at body acupoints and Fenglong for regulating serum lipids in dyslipidemic patients in Thailand.

Author: Rerksuppaphol L1, Rerksuppaphol S2.
1Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. Electronic address: lakkana_r@hotmail.com. 2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand.
Conference/Journal: Complement Ther Clin Pract.
Date published: 2014 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 20 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 26-31 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2013.10.009. , Word Count: 159

The primary objective of this randomized, controlled, open-label study was to compare the efficacy of body acupuncture and Fenglong method in controlling serum lipids in patients with dyslipidemia in Thailand. Patients were randomized into two treatment groups (body acupuncture and Fenglong) and a control group. By the end of intervention period, serum lipid level in both treatment groups was significantly lower than its baseline value while in the control group serum lipid levels significantly increased during the same period. At follow-up visit, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were significantly lower in both treatment groups when compared to the control group. The effect of both acupuncture interventions was seen in both obese and non-obese patients. In conclusion, body acupuncture and Fenglong method have a positive impact on the regulation of serum lipids that is sustained after the treatment regardless of patient's baseline weight.
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Acupuncture therapy, Body acupuncture, Dyslipidemia, Fenglong

PMID: 24439641