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셀룰라이트 치료 시 식이 보조제의 임상적 활용을 위한 문헌적 고찰
Literature Review for the Clinical Application of Dietary Supplements in Cellulite Treatment
J Korean Med Obes Res 2018;18:128-43
Published online December 30, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

윤정민, 이종수1
Jung-Min Yun, Jong-Soo Lee1

경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과, 1경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과

Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, 1Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine,
College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University
Jong-Soo Lee
Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, 23 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea, Tel: +82-2-958-9214, Fax: +82-2-963-4983, E-mail:
Received October 26, 2018; Revised November 23, 2018; Accepted November 23, 2018.
cc This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and the mechanisms of dietary supplements in cellulite treatment, and then to provide the theoretical and clinical basis for the cellulite treatment in Korean Medicine.
Methods: We searched for articles from Korea, China, and English electronic database (Koreanstudies Information Service System [KISS], National Digital Science Library [NDSL], KMbase, Research Information Sharing Service [RISS], Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System [OASIS], National Assembly Library, Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal, Google scholar, PubMed, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI]) until April 2018. We chose clinical trial studies by inclusion criteria through titles, abstracts and articles.
Results: A total of 10 studies were selected through search. The experimental group had shown more effective cellulite improvement in 90% of studies. Also, improvement of symptoms related with cellulite like pain, edema, heaviness and increase of skin surface temperature were observed in experimental group. In addition, the density of connective tissues of the dermal layer was increased in experimental group.
Conclusions: The use of dietary supplements in cellulite treatment is thought to be effective through mechanisms that antioxidant efficacy, microcirculation improvement, interstitial matrix improvement, diuretic effect, and skin metabolic activity effect.
Keywords : Cellulite, Dietary supplements, Review

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