[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Professor WANG Ju-yi's clinical experience on application of Siguan points is introduced in this article. By summing up its origin, understanding the development course, summarizing its function in the history and Wang's years of clinical practice, Siguan points' four functions, which are dispersing external wind, extinguishing internal wind, searching the wind of joints in body and regulating the disorder of meridian, are discussed. Also the pathogenesis of its function is analyzed, which is addressed with medical cases to explain in detail Wang's process of meridian examination, meridian regulation and Siguan points application.
No preview · Article · Mar 2013 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective
To investigate the acupuncture effect for post-apoplectic spasticity.
Modified Ashworth spasticity rating, Brunnstrom grades, Barthel ADL (Activity of Daily Living) indexes were employed to assess the spasticity, motor function and activities of daily living (ADL), and thus observe the effect of combined scalp and body acupuncture for post-apoplectic hemiplegic patients.
Combined scalp and body acupuncture can obtain significantly better effects than body acupuncture alone in relieving spasticity and improving the patients’ motor function and ADL (P<0.01).
Combined scalp and body acupuncture has a distinct advantage in relieving spasticity and can improve the patients’ motor function and ADL.
No preview · Article · Dec 2010 · Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupoint sticking therapy for treatment of stroke.
Two hundred and forty-six cases were randomly divided into a non-acupoint sticking group (control group, n=122) and an acupoint sticking group (n=124). The control group was treated with routine ward treatment of stroke (acupuncture combined with routine western medicine). The acupoint sticking group was treated with basis ward treatment of stroke (similar to the control group), and acupoint sticking therapy was applicated on Shenque (CV 8). The scores of Stroke-Specific Quality of Life (SS-QOL) and WHOQOL-100BREF were adopted to evaluate the therapeutic effects and the cysteine of patients were tested before and after treatment.
There were significant differences in scores comparison of SS-QOL and WHOQOL-100BREF before and after treatment in both groups (both P < 0.001); there was no significant difference after treatment between two groups (P > 0.05); there was a significant difference in thinking items of SS-QOL after treatment between two groups (P < 0.05), the acupoint sticking group was superior to that of control group; SS-QOL score of patients with abnormal cysteine of acupoint sticking group was superior to that of the control group after treatment, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05).
The acupoint sticking therapy can improve the thinking ability of stroke patients, and improve the life quality of high cysteine stroke patients.
No preview · Article · Sep 2009 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To observe the effect of combined treatment of apoplectic upper-limb dyscinesia with scalp-acupuncture, body-acupuncture and abdominal-acupuncture in stroke patients.
A total of 222 stroke patients were randomized into treatment group (n = 133) and control group (n = 89) according to the random number table method. For patients of treatment group, scalp-point used was Motor Area (MS 6); body acupoints were Hegu (LI 4), Quchi (LI 11), Shousanli (LI 10), etc; and abdominal acupoints Zhongwan (CV 12), Qihai (CV 6), etc. For patients in control group, only the same body acupoints were used. Acupuncture treatment was given once daily for 5 weeks. The therapeutic effects were evaluated by Fugl-Meyer motor function assessment (FMA) and Barthel-index (BI) scores.
In comparison with pre-treatment, FMA score and BI score increased significantly 5 weeks, 1 and 3 months in treatment group, 1 and 3 months in control group (P < 0.01). Comparison between two groups showed that both FMA score and BI score of treatment group were markedly higher than those of control group 5 weeks, 1 and 3 months after the treatment (P < 0.01).
Alternative administration of scalp-acupuncture, body-acupuncture and abdominal acupuncture can effectively improve stroke patients' upper-limb motor function, and its effect is obviously better than that of simple body acupuncture.
No preview · Article · Apr 2009 · Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research / [Zhongguo yi xue ke xue yuan Yi xue qing bao yan jiu suo bian ji]
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To study on rehabilitation therapeutic effect of different needling methods on spastic state of apoplectic hemiplegia.
With unified diagnostic criteria, enrolled criteria and unified needling methods, 152 patients with apoplectic hemiplegia were randomly devided into body acupuncture (BA) group (A group). BA plus scalp acupuncture (SA) group (B group), BA plus abdominal acupuncture (AA) group (C group) and BA+ SA+ AA group (D group). Spastic degrees, motor function level, daily life ability were assessed by using modified Ashworth spastic rating, Brunnstrom rating, brief Fugl-Meyer and Barthel's ADL indexes assessment methods, and to investigate therapeutic effects of different needling methods on apoplectic hemiplegia.
B group, C group and D group in improvement of spastic state, motor function level and daily life ability were superior to A group (P < 0.01), with the D group being the best (P < 0.01).
Combined needling method has an unique advantage in improvement of spastic state, increasing motor function and daily life ability of the patient.
No preview · Article · Jun 2007 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To summarize clinical application of acupoint sticking therapy in various fields of Chinese medicine.
Review acupoint selection, drug selection and problems of clinical studies in acupoint sticking therapy.
Acupoint sticking therapy has a good therapeutic effect with no adverse effect, safety and convenient manipulation.
No preview · Article · Jan 2007 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture on spastic paralysis after cerebrovascular disorder.
Sixty cases of spastic paralysis after cerebrovascular disorder were randomly divided into an abdominal acupuncture group and a body acupuncture group, 30 cases in each group. They all were treated for 5 times each week, for a 3 consecutive weeks, and then the therapeutic effects were observed.
The spasm in the abdominal acupuncture group improved significantly, but in the body acupuncture group did not significantly improve. The therapeutic effect in the abdominal acupuncture group was significantly better than that in the body acupuncture group.
Abdominal acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy for spastic paralysis after cerebrovascular disorder.
No preview · Article · Dec 2005 · Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion