Randomized controlled trial on mind-refreshing and orifice-opening needling method and cerebral infarction
ABSTRACT ObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of treating remission-stage cerebral infarction with mind-refreshing and orifice-opening needling
MethodSix hundred cases of cerebral infraction were randomized on the basis of disease phase. The 234 cases in remission stage were
randomized into treatment group (116 cases) and control group (118 cases). Besides routine Western therapies, the cases in
the treatment group were combined mind-refreshing and orifice-opening needling method and the cases in the control group were
combined with conventional needling method. The treatment was done once every day for 4 weeks. The follow-up was done for
ResultThe baseline material in the two groups has good compatibility (P>0.05) and the treatment group is better than the control group (P<0.05).
ConclusionThe mind-refreshing and orifice-opening method is safe and act to improve symptoms of patients during remission stage, reduce
disability, prevent disease progression and improve quality of life.
方法600 例脑梗死患者以病程分层随机, 恢复期 234 例, 随机分为治疗组 116 例, 对照组 118 例。 在西医常规治疗的基础上, 治疗组采用醒脑开窍针刺; 对照组采用传统针刺, 均每日治疗 1 次, 共治疗 4 星期。 随访 6 个月。
结果两组患者基线资料可比性好, (P>0.05); 治疗组疗效优于对照组(P<0.05)。
结论醒脑开窍针刺是安全的, 治疗脑梗死恢复期能够改善症状, 减少致残, 防止疾病进展, 提高生活质量。
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ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effects in the treatment of post-stroke dysfunction of lower limb by puncturing Weizhong (BL 40). Methods One hundred and twenty patients were randomly divided into two groups, 60 cases in each group. Both groups were treated by puncturing Weizhong (BL 40) plus functional rehabilitation training, once every day. Those in the observation group were treated by Shi Xue-min’s needling technique, while others in the control group were treated with routine needling technique. The therapeutic effects were assessed by the scores of lower limb functions of Lovett scale of grading muscle strength (LSGMS) and short-form Fugl-Meyer assessment (SFFMA). Results The instant and post-treatment effective rates in the observation group were 83.3% and 93.3%, versus 6.7% and 53.3% in the control group, indicating that the therapeutic effect was better in the observation group (P<0.01). The instant and post-treatment scores of Lovett muscle strength grading scale were better in the observation group than that in the control group (P<0.05). SFFMA score of lower limbs function was better in the observation group than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Different needling methods at Weizhong (BL 40) can produce different therapeutic effects in treating post-stroke dysfunction of lower limb, and Shi’s needling technique has obvious instant effect and therapeutic function.Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 08/2013; 11(4). DOI:10.1007/s11726-013-0692-3