A Randomized Controlled Double Blinding Study of Intradermal Acupuncture Treatment on Obesity

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2014 by Wonkwang University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 21, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2014
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
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Wonkwang University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether intradermal acupuncture is effective and safe in the treatment of obesity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Device: Intradermal Acupuncture Treatment Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Recently the Studies of auricular acupuncture or Common Acupuncture on obesity have been conducted. Saam acupuncture, the Korean unique acupuncture, is famous with its high efficacy but not established by the scientific way yet. Thus, we tried a double-blind study on the effect of sa-am acupuncture on obesity using intradermal acupuncture.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Study Start Date : August 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bio-body impedance methods

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL LDL cholesterol

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI>25, regular menstruation, volunteer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • symptomatic obesity, acupuncture treatment within 3 months, >120kg, pregnancy or breast-feeding, hemophilia, dementia, mental illness, arrhythmia, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, pace maker, diabete mellitus, tuberculosis, steroid taker,

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00414505

Contact: Sung-chul Kim 82-62-670-6442

Korea, Republic of
Wonkwang University Hospital Recruiting
Gwangju, Korea, Republic of, 503-310
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wonkwang University
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Study Director: Sung-chul Kim, Ph.D. Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Wonkwang University Hospital Identifier: NCT00414505     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K06070
First Posted: December 21, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 2, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms