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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 6(2); 2008 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2008;6(2): 21-38.
아유르베다 카파체질에 사용한 아로마 오일의 슬리밍효능
나명순, 정숙희
Slimming effects of Aroma oil of Ayurveda Kapha-type to use
Myung-Soon Na, Suk-Hui Jeong
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of essential oil on decrease in fat mass in women with abdominal obesity. To achieve this goal, women with abdominal obesity who were considered kapha according to personal characters of Ayurveda Tridosha were selected and given essential oil massage suitable their physical constitute. Subjects of this study were 30 married women in her thirties under the stress of abdominal obesity, who had an elementary schooler and experienced an abdominal obesity test. They were divided into a kapha type group and non-kapha type group(10 respectively) using a questionnaire based on Ayurveda and the pulse. These groups were measured in waist, percent body fat, and WHR and their initiative testing points were recorded. Then 5mm of oil with only kapha blended was given to all subjects before massage. Massage was expected to perform at 09:00-10:00. Massage was given to both groups softly in the morning once. Subjects were asked to do the same massage alone after 10:00 at night and during weekend. A total of twice massage a day was conducted for 8 weeks. The results are summarized as follows. 1. Aroma therapy had an effects on decrease in women's abdominal obesity without conducting other special therapies simultaneously. 2. Kapha-type subjects according to the classification of Ayurveda Tridosha had a more effect when kapha oil was used. 3. Aroma therapy was less effective in abdominal obesity when not considering physical constitute than considering. To sum up, subjects using constitute-customized aroma therapy were more effective in decrease in weight, waist, and fat mass and felt more comfortable and satisfactory, compared to ones not using Aroma used without considering physical constitute caused inconvenience(allergy, constipation, and being sleepy than as usual) in some cases. Accordingly, if customized aroma therapy which is selected according to individual physical constitute, exercise therapy, and diet are combined in balance, it will greatly contribute to the development of more scientific and systematic weigt control programs.
Key words: Ayurveda, Kapha type, Aroma therapy, slimming effects
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