[Electroacupuncture for treatment of simple obesity complicated with fatty liver]

Author: Jiao L, Chi ZH.
Section of Acupuncture and Massage, Tai'an City Central Hospital, Shandong, China. baby0811jl@126.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Mar
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 183-6 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 127

OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on simple obesity complicated with fatty liver. METHODS: Thirty cases of such disease were treated with EA at Zhongwan (CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), Qimen (LR 14), Daimai (GB 26), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc.. After treatment of 3 months, the therapeutic effect and changes of B-ultrasonography of liver, body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI), fat degree, visceral fatty (VFT) content in the cross region, subcutaneous fat (FAT), waist/hip ratio (WHR) were investigated. RESULTS: After treatment, the total effective rate for slimming was 80.0% and the total effective rate for fatty liver was 80.0%, and body weight, BMI, fat degree, VFA, FAT and WHR significantly decreased (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture has good slimming action and it is one of effective methods for fatty liver.
PMID: 18447216