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Abstract Title:

Effects of auricular acupressure on obesity in adolescents.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 May ;35:316-322. Epub 2019 Mar 18. PMID: 31003676

Abstract Author(s):

Hyun Su Cha, Hyojung Park

Article Affiliation:

Hyun Su Cha

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: and purpose: Adolescent obesity has been increasing globally, and intervention is important. This study examined the effects of auricular acupressure on reducing obesity in adolescents.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 58 obese adolescents, divided into an experimental (n = 32) and a control group (n = 26). The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was administered to the experimental group, while placebo auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was administered to the control group. Sessions continued for 8 weeks. Outcome measures included body weight, abdominal circumference, hip circumference, waist-hip ratio, body-mass index, body-fat mass, body-fat percentage, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, serum glucose, and leptin.

RESULTS: Adolescents in the experimental group showed significant improvement in total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels after 8 weeks compared with those in the control group (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: Auricular acupressure using vaccaria seeds was effective in decreasing total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in adolescents with obesity.

Study Type : Human Study

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