Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 21–23 | Cite as

Acupoint application on blood lipid in patients with type II diabetes

  • Shao Min
  • Wen Ling-jie
  • Sun Rong
Forums: Diabetes Mellitus


Purpose: To observe the regulative effect of acupoint application of abnormal, lipid metabolism in type II diabetes. Methods: Thirty patients with type II diabetes were treated by acupoint application and routine hypoglycemic agents. Meanwhile, another 30 patients with type II diabetes were treated by routine hypoglycemic agents only. A differnece in the blood-lipid level between pretreatment and post-treatment was observed in the two groups. Results: Differences in cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein between pre-treatment and post-treatment in treatment group were significantly different from those in control group (P<0.01). Conclusion: Acupoint application has a good lowering effect on high blood lipid and can effectively alleviate the disorder of lipid metabolism in diabetics.

Key Words

Diabetes Mellitus Type II Hyperlipemia Acupoint Sticking Therapy Acupuncture Medication Combined 


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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shao Min
    • 1
  • Wen Ling-jie
    • 1
  • Sun Rong
    • 1
  1. 1.Putuo District TCM HospitalShanghaiChina

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