Effects of Intermittent Fasting and Thermotherapy on the Obese

온열과 간헐 단식요법의 병행이 인체의 비만에 미치는 영향

  • Ha, Hunju (International Thermotherapy, Health and Education Association) ;
  • Lee, Hyung H. (Dept. of Naturopathic Medicine, Dongbang Culture Graduate Univ.)
  • 하헌주 (국제온열건강교육협회) ;
  • 이형환 (동방문화대학원대학교 자연치유학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.31
  • Accepted : 2015.10.08
  • Published : 2015.10.31


The purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of the concurrent thermotherapy and intermittent fasting therapy for obesity. The experimental therapy conducted at the same time for 11 days, and had 35 adult participants. Six variables(girth, body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio, abdominal fat, and body basal metabolic rate) of participants were measured initially before the experimental therapy, and respectively after two consecutive experimental therapies (S1 and S2). The differences between the averages of the six variables in the initial measurement (C group), S1 group, and S2 group are significant and correlate each other. The differences between variables also were significant within groups and between groups. Additionally, the results show that the effectiveness of the therapy was greater after the 2nd therapy than the 1st therapy. In conclusion, these findings suggest that the concurrent therapy is effective and useful as a natural healing therapy for obesity.


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