Effects of Acupuncture at HT8·LR2 on Serum Lipid and Liver Function Induced by High Fat Diet in Rats

염전(捻轉)및 영수(迎隨) 사법(瀉法)에 의해서 시행된 소부(少府)·행간(行間) 침자(鍼刺)가 고지방식이(高脂肪食餌)로 유발된 비만(肥滿) 백서(白鼠)에 미치는 영향(影響)

  • Choi, Tae-Jin (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Hwang, Moon-Hyeon (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Ihm, Seon-Joo (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Ok (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Na, Chang-Su (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Choi, Jin-Bong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University) ;
  • Youn, Dae-Hwan (Dept. of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Shin University)
  • 최태진 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 황문현 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 임선주 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 김성옥 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 나창수 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실) ;
  • 최진봉 (동신대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 윤대환 (동신대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실)
  • Received : 2008.09.23
  • Accepted : 2008.10.20
  • Published : 2008.10.31
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Abstract

Objectives : In this research, it was investigate that had effects on acupuncture techniques of $HT_{8}$(Shaofu) and $LR_{2}$(Xingjian) acupoints in high fat rats. We recorded data of weight gain, food intake, food efficiency, total cholesterol, triglyceride, AST, ALT, r-GTP, total bilirubin on rats fed high fat diet for 10 weeks. Methods : We divided experimental groups into four. Group of high-fat diet feeding and no treatment was control, group of high-fat diet feeding and acupuncture at $HT_{8}{\cdot}LR_{2}$ was Acu-1, group of high-fat diet feeding and acupuncture at $HT_{8}{\cdot}LR_{2}$ and rotated counter-clockwise 36times was Acu-2, high-fat diet feeding and acupuncture at $HT_{8}$(body direction)${\cdot}LR_{2}$(lower limb direction) and rotated counter-clockwise 36times was Acu-3. Results : In Acu-3 group, body weight on 2 weeks after starting acupuncture, food efficiency and the level of serum total cholesterol were decreased, and the level of HDL-cholesterol was increased. In Acu-1 group, the level of triglyceride was increased but ALT was decreased. Conclusions : These results suggest that treatment of acupuncture at $HT_{8}$(body direction)${\cdot}LR_{2}$(lower limb direction) and rotated counter-clockwise 36times may be having the influence on high fat by controlling the level of serum total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol.