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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 9(3); 2011 > Article
수기요법 시술이 비만여성의 신체조성과 혈중 스트레스 호르몬 및 내장지방 변화에 미치는 영향
최숙경, 이정숙, 송제호
A study on the effect of manual therapy on the body composition, stress hormones, visceral fat of obese women.
Sook-Kyung Choi, Jeong-Suk Lee, Je-Ho Song
Recently, manual therapy has been used much in the spots of skin beauty industry for effective obesity management. This manual therapy can be operated without side effects. So, the purpose of this study is to conduct back and abdominal management program using manual therapy, and so obtain the basic data for providing systematical and effective services to obesity management. For this purpose, this study selected the experimental subjects of 28 obese women, who resided in Iksan city, Jeollabuk-do, and were in their twenties and thirties, and had the body mass index(BMI) over 25kg/m2. On such experimental subjects, this study conducted back and abdominal manual therapy 3 times per week during 5 weeks, that is, 15 times in total. This study investigated body composition, plasma hormones, and after manual therapy. This study chose 12 experimental subjects who were the highest in order in body mass index, and so observed the change of their visceral fat. The results of this study are as follows. 1, Before and after managing the experimental subjects, weight, body fat, body fat percentage, left arm body fat, right arm body fat, and trunk body fat decreased significantly(p<.0001), but WHR(Waist Hip Ratio) showed no significant difference. 2, In the change of plasma hormones before and after managing the experimental subjects, Cortisol and Epinephrine decreased, but showed no significant difference. Norepinephrine and Dopamine decreased significantly( p<.003). 4. In measuring with CT the change of fat area and fat thickness for 12 experimental subjects, total abdominal fat area, fat thickness, and subcutaneous fat area tended to decrease slightly, but showed no significant difference.
Key words: hand therapy, body composition, stress hormones in blood, visceral fat
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