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Effects of Lower Body Meridian Hand Therapy on Change in Obese Women's Body Composition and Blood Lipid

하체 경락 수기요법이 비만 여성들의 신체구성과 혈중지질 변화에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Kwang-Soo (Dept. of Sports Science, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Han, Gil-Soo (Dept. of Sports Science, Soonchunhyang University)
  • 이광수 (순천향대학교 스포츠과학과) ;
  • 한길수 (순천향대학교 스포츠과학과)
  • Received : 2013.09.16
  • Accepted : 2013.11.20
  • Published : 2013.11.28

Abstract

This study was carried out to examine the impacts of lower body meridian hand therapy on changes in obese women's body composition and blood lipid. 30 obese women participated in the experiment carried out twice a week for 5 weeks on 15 subjects in lower body meridian hand therapy group and 15 lower-body bathing/lower body meridian hand therapy group. For changes in body composition, BMI, body fat and waist-hip ratio decreased in both groups, while for changes in blood lipid, TC, LDL-C and TG decreased while HDL-C increased by 0.98% in the former group while 1.12% in the latter group. Thus, the 5-week treatment of lower body meridian hand therapy was effective for improving body composition, decrease of blood lipid and of middle-aged obese women, so which can be recommended as lower body obesity management program in esthetics.

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