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Acupuncture in the Regulation of Dai Meridian for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Patients With Abdominal Obesity

2016-05-31 15:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of electroacupuncture to dredge and regulate Dai Meridian combined with lifestyle modification are more effective than lifestyle modification only in the treatment of anovulation and hyperandrogenism due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with abdominal obesity.Two thirds of participants will receive electroacupuncture and lifestyle modification in combination, while the other one third will receive lifestyle modification only.

Description

Obesity, especially abdominal obesity, is one of most common clinical features of polycystic ovary syndrome, a widely and seriously influenced complex disorder related to reproduction and metabolism. Excessive accumulation of adipose tissue in the abdominal organs often leads to insulin resistance, which will increase the harm of hyperandrogenism and exacerbate ovulation disorders and metabolic abnormalities.

Weight loss, likely beneficial for both reproductive and metabolic dysfunction in this setting , has been generally recommended as a first-line therapy for obese women with PCOS and can be accomplished via lifestyle modification and electroacupuncture. What's more, stimulating acupoints of Dai Meridian can regulate menstrual cycles and treat infertility according to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. However, how much benefits patients will additionally get from the Combined therapy is not clear now.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Intervention

electroacupuncture, lifestyle modification

Location

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Beijing
Beijing
China
100078

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Dongfang Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-31T15:08:22-0400

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