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A Case Series: The Effects of Cultivated Wild Ginseng Pharmacopuncture and Thread Implantation Therapy on Abdominal Obesity (산삼비만약침과 매선요법을 병행한 복부비만 치료의 임상 효과 증례보고)

  • Shin, Misook
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.46-50
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    • 2013
  • This study was to investigate the effects of cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture and thread implantation therapy on abdominal obesity. These 5 subjects were selected among the patients who were 30 to 38 years old. We practiced combined therapy such as cultivated wild ginseng pharmacopuncture on 5 points of abdominal fat and thread implantation therapy on 10 points of abdominal fat, twice a week, totally for 2 weeks. And the other therapies and recommendations about nutrition and exercises were totally excluded for 2 weeks. Body weight was reduced by 1.0 kg. Fat mass was reduced by 1.36 kg. And waist circumference was reduced by 3.98 cm. Thus it was acknowledged that waist partial fat could be reduced only by 2 interventions within 2 weeks. It could be more effective than any other combined therapy program including 10 therapy methods of oriental medicine.

A Case Report for the Effects of Pharmacopuncture Combined Thread Implantation Therapy to Improve Localized Obesity (부분비만 개선을 위한 매선과 약침의 병행 치료 임상 효과 증례 보고)

  • Chon, Yeejin;Yoo, Jeong-Eun
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.144-148
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    • 2015
  • The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of pharmacopuncture combined thread implantation therapy for treating localized obesity. The study was conducted on 3 subjects with abdominal localized fat, 1 subject with thigh and 1 subject with calf localized fat. We practiced two kinds of pharmacopunture, which were cultivated wild ginseng and contacting Ephedra sinica pharmacopuncture. In addition, we practiced thread implantation to 20 points on muscle membrane layer. We performed these treatments once in 2 weeks, totally for 3 times. After treatments, abdominal circumference and waist-hip ratio were reduced by 4.6 % and 0.13, respectively. In addition, circumferences of thigh and calf were reduced by 5.8 % and 4%. We supposed that this combined therapy could be useful to deal with localized fat deposit. Long-term evaluation and further studies are required to identify effect size of this therapy.

The Analysis on the Present Condition of Thread-embedding Therapy Papers Published in Journal of Korean Medicine (국내 한의학 학술지에 게재된 매선요법 관련 논문들의 현황 분석)

  • Kwon, Kang
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.16-44
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    • 2014
  • Objective : To search the trend of studying thread-embedding therapy in Korean medicine academia up to now and to expand the range of using thread-embedding therapy in the future, this study was designed. Methods : Using search portal sites the following; http://oasis.kiom.re.kr, http://www.riss.re.kr, collected 37 articles and devided those three parts and classificated those into four subsection as follows; total analysis, original article, case report. Results : The number of articles are 8 review articles, 14 original articles, 15 case reports. In the year 2013, 14 articles were published and ranked highest(37.8%). The journal of acupuncture & moxibustion medicine society ranked highest(40.5%). 5 persons ranked highest(32.4%) in number of author. Facial beauty care ranked highest(21.6%) in clssification of disease. Remedy item ranked highest(50.0%) in classification of subjects of 8 review articles. No more than 25 persons ranked highest(66.7%) and 6~12months of treatment period ranked highest(33.3%) in 14 original articles. Conclusions : Thread-embedding therapy is considered very useful on various part of Korean medicine clinic. We need to expand application scope of thread-embedding therapy in the future.