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dc.contributor.authorCabioğlu, Mehmet Tuğrul
dc.contributor.authorErgene, Neyhan
dc.contributor.authorTan, Uner
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-21T12:25:00Z
dc.date.available2020-01-21T12:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.issn0020-7454
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12498/1662
dc.description.abstractThe present study is an investigation of the results of the studies on the effects of acupuncture application therapy on obesity. It has been reported that acupuncture application in obesity treatment is effective in procuring weight loss. It can affect appetite, intestinal motility, and metabolism, as well as emotional factors such as stress. Increases in neural activity in the ventromedial nuclei of the hypothalamus, in tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach and in levels of enkephalin, beta endorphin, and serotonin in plasma and brain tissue have also been observed with the application of acupuncture. It has been observed that acupuncture application to obese people increases excitability of the satiety center in the ventromedial nuclei of the hypothalamus. Acupuncture stimulates the auricular branch of the vagal nerve and raises serotonin levels. Both of these activities have been shown to increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach, thus suppressing appetite. Among other things, serotonin enhances intestinal motility. It also controls stress and depression via endorphin and dopamine production. In addition to these effects, it is thought that the increase in plasma levels of beta endorphin after acupuncture application can contribute to the body weight loss in obese people by mobilizing the body energy depots through lipolithic effect.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Neuroscienceen_US
dc.titleTHE TREATMENT OF OBESITY BY ACUPUNCTUREen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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