[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To probe into long-term therapeutic effect and safety of Xingnao Kaiqiao acupuncture for treatment of cerebral infarction in restoration stage.
Two hundred and thirty-four cases of cerebral infarction in restoration stage were randomly assigned to a Xingnao group and a routine group. The Xingnao group (n=116) were treated by Xingnao Kaiqiao acupuncture (once each day, for 4 weeks) and routine treatment of western medicine, and the routine group (n=118) were treated with routine acupuncture and the routine treatment of western medicine. They were followed-up for 6 months. The main indexes living, treatment and recurrence at the end of the following survey and the secondary indexes assessment of nervous functions at the end of the following survey, and the incidence rate of bad events in acupuncture were observed.
The death rate was 0.86% and the continuing treatment rate was 36.21% in the Xingnao group, and 1.69% and 36.44% in the routine group, with no significant difference between the two groups (both P>0.05) at the following-up of 6 months; the Xingnao group in decreasing recurrent rate and improving nervous function was better than the routine group (P<0.01); no severe adverse response was found in the 2 groups.
Xingnao Kaiqiao acupuncture is safe and it is superior to routine acupuncture in long-term therapeutic effect, decreasing recurrence rate, improving nervous function.
No preview · Article · Apr 2008 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective
To observe the clinical effect of treating remission-stage cerebral infarction with mind-refreshing and orifice-opening needling method.
Six 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 six months.
The 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).
The 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.
No preview · Article · Feb 2008 · Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science