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Syndrome X



• Metabolic syndrome X (MSX) is a group of cardiac risk factors caused by insulin resistance

• Patients with MSX present with a cluster of characteristics, including abdominal obesity, artherogenic dyslipidaemia, elevated BP, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, and prothrombotic and pro-inflammatory states

• Chinese medicine treatment for MSX is often directed at tonifying the yin of the Lung and Kidney, and at regulating the Spleen and Stomach

• BL23, LU10, SP6 may be used as the primary treatment points while KI3, BL13, CV6, CV3, G34 and ST36 may be considered as secondary points

• The current evidence of CM on the treatment of MSX reveals inconsistent findings