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Title: Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation compared to Electroacupuncture at the main acupoints for weight reduction in obese Thai women
Authors: Rerksuppaphol L.
Rerksuppaphol S.
Keywords: adolescent
adult
anthropometry
article
body mass
clinical effectiveness
controlled study
disease classification
electroacupuncture
female
human
intermethod comparison
major clinical study
obesity
outcome assessment
patient safety
prospective study
randomized controlled trial
Thailand
therapy effect
transcutaneous nerve stimulation
treatment duration
waist circumference
weight reduction
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Introduction: Obesity can result in a reduced quality of life, substantial morbidity and mortality. Acupuncture therapy is an effective treatment for weight reduction but there are associated problems of needle shock and internal injuries. Aim & objectives: This study is aimed at researching the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) as an anti-obesity treatment option for obese patients. Methods: A prospective randomized open-label study was conducted in the Acupuncture Clinic in Srinakharinwirot University Hospital. Fifty-five obese women, who had body mass index (BMI) > 23 kg/m 2, were randomized to receive either TEAS or Electroacupuncture (EA) using 10 acupoints per session, two sessions a week for an 8-week period. Anthropometric parameters were measured throughout the treatment period. Weight reduction was considered as the primary outcome. Student's t-test and paired t-test were used to compare the continuous data between groups and intra-group, respectively. The effects of obese type (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine) and treatment methods on weight reduction were tested using a univariate analysis of variance. Results: At the end of the study, weight and BMI reduction of the TEAS (1.2 kg and 0.47 kg/m 2, respectively) group were significantly decreased from the base line and were comparable with the reduction of those in the EA group (1.3 kg and 0.51 kg/m 2, respectively). There were no significant effects of treatment methods (F=0.052; P=0.82) and TCM types (F=3.487; P=0.07) on weight reduction. Conclusions: TEAS was found to be an effective method for weight reduction as seen with EA. TEAS was found to be safe and feasible as a method for weight reduction in obese women.
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ISSN: 18404529
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