[Effect of electroacupuncture on lipid metabolism in metabolic syndrome].

Author: Li Q, Li L, Wang SJ, Luo YP, An CP, Ma L, Mi HR, Song JK.
Department of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Central Hospital of Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang 050011, China. qingqing7005@163.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2010 Sep
Other: Volume ID: 30 , Issue ID: 9 , Pages: 713-6 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 244

OBJECTIVE: To probe into the mechanism of electroacupuncture intervention for lipid metabolism of metabolic syndrome patients.

METHODS: Eighty cases of metabolic syndrome were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture combined with western medicine group (observation group) and a simple western medicine group (control group), 40 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with electroacupuncture at Back shu points, Zusanli (ST 36),Zhongwan (CV 12),Sanyinjiao (SP 6) etc. as main combined with oral administration of Simvastatin, Glipizide XL, and Felodipine sustained-release tablets for lipid-lowering, glucose-lowering and antihypertensive treatment; the control group was treated with oral administration of western medicine only (the medicine was the same with observation group). The Body Mass Index (BMI) and the blood lipid of the patients were detected respectively before and after treatment.

RESULTS: The BMI, Three Acids Glyceride (TG), Total Cholesterol(TC), Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C) were compared respectively before and after treatment, there were significant differences between them in observation group (all P < 0.01); while in control group, there were significant differences of TG,TC,LDL-C and HDL-C before and after treatment (all P < 0.01), and with no significant difference in BMI before and after treatment. There were significant differences of BMI,TG,TC,LDL-C and HDL-C between two groups after treatment (P < 0.01, P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: The electroacupuncture has an obvious effect to reduce body mass, and acupuncture combined with medication has a better effect of improving the lipid metabolism than simple medication.