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Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2003 Oct;33(6):839-46.

[Effectiveness of aromatherapy massage on abdominal obesity among middle aged women].

[Article in Korean]

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Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science College, Korea. shhan@wkhc.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Objectives of the study is to examine the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage among middle aged women with abdominal obesity.

METHOD:

AB/BA crossover design of random blind assignment was applied. Aromatherapy and placebo massage were given to Group(A), Group(B), each groups applied each massages for 2 weeks alternatively. Weight, abdominal circumference and appetite were compared for results check among the subjects.

RESULT:

The apparent effectiveness of Aromatherapy Massage in reducing weight, abdominal circumference and appetite was noted.

CONCLUSION:

On the basis of results, they strongly support the facts of reduction of abdominal obesity by applying aromatherapy massage for middle aged women.

PMID:
15314402

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