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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.
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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
electroacupuncture, lifestyle modification
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Not yet recruiting
Dongfang Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-31T15:08:22-0400
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