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[Study on the impacts of different time of moxibustion on regulating lipid effects of hyperlipidemia].
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PMID:  23213986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of different time of moxibustion on its regulating lipid effects and safety of hyperlipidemia.
METHODS: Seventy-six cases of hyperlipidemia patients were randomly divided into three groups: including moxibustion 10 min group (group A, 25 cases), moxibustion 20 min group (group B, 25 cases) and moxibustion 30 min group (group C, 26 cases). All of these three groups choose the same acupoints, Shenque (CV 8),Zusanli (ST 36), Fenglong (ST 40) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) were selected. These three groups were treated with moxibustion for 10 min, 20 min and 30 min, respectively, three times a week, 12 times constituted one course, two courses were required for each group. All indices of blood lipid and fasting blood glucose were observed before and after treatment, and the preliminary evaluation was made on the safety of hepatic and renal function.
RESULTS: There were significant decrease in total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and blood sugar after moxibustion treatment (all P<0.001), there was no significant difference of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) before and after treatment (P>0.05). The group C played more prominent role than group A in regulating the TC (P<0.01) and LDL-C (P<0.05), there was no significant difference between group C and group B (P>0.05). The blood urea nitrogen(BUN) was significantly reduced after moxibustion treatment (P<0.05), and there were no significant differences of other safety indices before and after treatment (all P>0.05).
CONCLUSION: Moxibustion can effectively and safely reduce the blood lipid level of hyperlipidemia patients, the decreasing degree of lipid is different with different time of moxibustion after treatment, and the decreasing degree in moxibustion 30 min group is significantly better than that in moxibustion 10 min group.
Zhong-Jie Chen; Zhong-Chao Wu; Cai-Fen Li; Qiao-Mei Wang; Jing-Jing Wang; Li Pang; Wen-Yan Wang; Xin Li
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0255-2930     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8600658     Medline TA:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  995-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.
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