Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 9–10 | Cite as

Treatment of 34 cases of hyperlipidemia by embedding catgut in acupoints: Plus 30 cases treated by Pravastatin in the control group

  • Yuan Qiao-mei
  • Shi Hong-hui
Forums: Hyperlipidemia


Thirty-four cases of hyperlipidemia were treated by embedding No.0 catgut in 2cm length into bilateral Zusanli (ST 36) and Jiaji (Ex-B 2) of the tenth thoracic vertebra and were compared with 30 cases treated by oral administration of Pravastatin. After two months, the acupoint catgut-embedding method had the same effect as Pravastatin in reducing total serum cholesterol, and had a better effect in reducing triglyceride.

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Hyperlipidemia Acupoint Ligate Thread Embed Acupuncture-Moxibustion Randomized Controlled Trials 

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© Shanghai University Press 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuan Qiao-mei
    • 1
  • Shi Hong-hui
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Examination CenterFirst Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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