Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 394–401 | Cite as

Effect of tuina exercise on simple obesity in college students

  • Hong-xiao Lü (吕红肖)
  • Zhong-qiu Wu (吴中秋)
  • Shao-feng Zhang (张韶峰)
  • Lei Xu (许雷)
  • Kai Zhang (张凯)
  • Yu-lei Liang (梁玉磊)
  • Rui-juan Zhang (张瑞娟)
  • Zi-long Chen (陈子龙)
  • Jie Li (李洁)
Clinical Study



To observe the effect of tuina exercise on simple obesity in college students.


Fifty-seven college students with simple obesity were divided into two groups according to the stratified randomization method. Twenty-eight in the tuina exercise group were trained in tuina exercise; while 29 in the auricular acupoint sticking group were treated with acuricular acupoint sticking. The tuina exercise group was trained once every other day, and 10 times made one course. The auricular acupoint sticking was replaced once every 4 d, and 5 times made one course. After 2-course treatment, the total therapeutic effect, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumferences, serum total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were assessed.


The total therapeutic effect was 86.2% in the auricular acupoint sticking group and 85.7% in the tuina exercise group. There was no significant difference between the two groups (P>0.05). After treatment, the weight, BMI, waist and hip circumferences were decreased and the differences were statistically significant (all P<0.05). The waist and hip circumferences in the tuina exercise group were lower than those in the auricular acupoint sticking group, showing statistically significant differences (all P<0.05). After treatment, there were no significant intra-group differences in TC, TG, HDL-C and LDL-C in the two groups (all P>0.05), and the between-group differences were not significant (all P>0.05).


Tuina exercise has reliable effect in treating obesity. It can produce more significant improvements in waist and hip circumferences than auricular acupoint sticking. But no obvious effect is shown in blood lipid indicators.


Tuina Physical and Breathing Exercises Shaolin Neigong Yi Jin Jing Auricular Acupoint Sticking Obesity Body Mass Index Lipids 






将57例大学生单纯性肥胖症患者按照分层随机法分成两组, 推拿功法组28例进行推拿功法训练, 耳穴贴压组29例接受耳穴贴压治疗。推拿功法组隔日治 疗1次, 10次为1个疗程; 耳穴贴压组4 d更换1次, 5次为1个疗程。治疗2个疗程后比较两组总有效率及患者的体重、身体质量指数(BMI)、腰围、臀围和血清总胆固醇(TC)、三酰甘油(TG)、高密度脂蛋白(HDL-C)和低密度脂蛋白(LDL-C) 的变化。


耳穴贴压组总有效率为86.2%, 推拿功法组总有效率为85.7%, 两组差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。治疗后, 两组患者的体重、BMI、腰围和臀围均较治疗前明显下降(均P<0.05); 推拿功法组治疗前后腰围、臀围 差值与耳穴贴压组有统计学差异(均P<0.05)。治疗后, 两组患者TC、TG、HDL-C和LDL-C与同组治疗前差异均无统 计学意义(均P>0.05), 组间差异亦无统计学意义(均P>0.05)。


推拿功法训练治疗单纯性肥胖疗效可靠,在改善患者腰围、臀围方面优于耳穴贴压治疗, 但对正常的血脂指标无明显影响。


推拿 导引 少林内功 易筋经 耳穴贴压 肥胖 身体质量指数 脂类 





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This work was supported by Science and Technology Plan Project of Hebei Provincial Department of Science and Technology ( 河北省科技厅科技计划项目, No. 16277704D).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-xiao Lü (吕红肖)
    • 1
  • Zhong-qiu Wu (吴中秋)
    • 1
  • Shao-feng Zhang (张韶峰)
    • 2
  • Lei Xu (许雷)
    • 2
  • Kai Zhang (张凯)
    • 1
  • Yu-lei Liang (梁玉磊)
    • 1
  • Rui-juan Zhang (张瑞娟)
    • 1
  • Zi-long Chen (陈子龙)
    • 1
  • Jie Li (李洁)
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebei University of Chinese MedicineShijiazhuangChina
  2. 2.Shijiazhuang Medical CollegeShijiazhuangChina

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