Acupuncture in the Regulation of Dai Meridian for the Metabolism of Visceral Adipose Tissue in Abdominal Obese Patients

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Dongfang Hospital Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Status

Completed

Conditions

Abdominal Obesity
Metabolic Syndrome

Treatments

Other: Healthy education
Other: Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02427347
Z141107002514079

Details and patient eligibility

About

To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy combined with healthy education for patients with abdominal obesity.

Full description

This subject is a prospective, single-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled clinical trial.120 patients with abdominal obesity are allocated into two groups with a ratio of 2:1.Randomized series was generated by computer. The allocation was concealed. Patients in the intervention group are received acupuncture therapy and healthy education. Patients in the control group are only given healthy education. The treatment in both intervention group and control group lasts for 8 weeks. Comparison of two groups of patients with abdominal fat thickness, fasting serum visfatin concentration, simple anthropometric parameters (including body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference, waist-to-hip radio, waist-to-height radio, the percentage of body fat), fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, glycosylated hemoglobin, fasting blood lipid (total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein), uric acid, blood pressure, insulin resistance level, and obesity related lifestyle survey.

Enrollment

120 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Met the diagnostic criteria of abdominal obesity (waist circumference of male ≥ 90cm, waist circumference of female ≥ 80cm);
  • Ultrasound viscerofatty index ≥ 3;
  • Age between 18-70 years old;
  • Signed informed consent voluntarily.

Exclusion criteria

  • Secondary obesity caused by endocrine, hereditary, nervous system,or drugs;
  • Within 3 months adjusted drug therapy for diabetes or hypertension or hyperlipidemia;
  • undergoing other therapies for reducing body mass and waist circumference, such as surgery, medication, etc;
  • participating or have participated in other studies;
  • pregnant or breast-feeding women;
  • critically ill, having hepatic-renal dysfunction or mental illness;
  • severe impairment in sight and hearing.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

120 participants in 2 patient groups

Intervention group
Experimental group
Description:
Intervention including acupuncture treatment and healthy education.
Treatment:
Other: Acupuncture
Other: Healthy education
Control group
Other group
Description:
Healthy education is given as a baseline treatment.
Treatment:
Other: Healthy education

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