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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-104

Treatment of Obesity with Western Medicine and Traditional Medicine: Based on PubMed and Science Direct Databases

TCM Outpatient Department of Internal Medicine, Shanghai 7th Peoples Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

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Miss. Gabriella Korio
No.1200 Cailun Road, Zhangjiang High-tech Park, Pudong New District, Shanghai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_21_19

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The objective of this review was to collect the current published research on obesity and gain insight into the association of treatment based on a global aspect. The first section of the review will cover the treatment of obesity based on a Western medicine lens. The second section of the review will cover the treatment through a traditional approach based from different regions of the world (not including China). The third section of the review will cover treatment through a traditional Chinese medicine approach. The most commonly used electronic databases were used to search for articles related to obesity. The articles gathered consist of a broad spectrum from various parts of the world. Terms used in the search bar consisted of “obesity”, “BMI”, “acupuncture”, “traditional Chinese medicine”, etc. The majority of findings were collected from treatment based on both a western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine approach. The published literature collected is predominantly sourced from the online journal databases PubMed and Science Direct. Obesity is an ever-growing issue throughout society today. Different methods have shown effective results in treating this disease. It is crucial to continue exploring different treatment methods in hopes to solve this major public health issue.

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