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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927373

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the therapeutic effect between Tiaoshen acupuncture combined with psychotherapy and simple psychotherapy on anxiety after methamphetamine withdrawal.@*METHODS@#A total of 78 patients were randomized into an observation group (39 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a control group (39 cases, 1 case dropped off). Psychotherapy was given in the control group. On the basis of the treatment in the control group, Tiaoshen acupuncture was applied at Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24), Benshen (GB 13), Neiguan (PC 6) and Shenmen (HT 7) in the observation group. The treatment was given once a day, 6 days were as one course and totally 4 courses were required in both groups. The scores of Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA), quality of life for drug addicts (QOL-DA) and Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) before and after treatment were observed in both groups.@*RESULTS@#After treatment, the various scores and the total scores of HAMA, QOL-DA and PSQI were decreased compared before treatment in both groups (P<0.05), and the scores of somatic anxiety factor, the psychic anxiety factor and the total score of HAMA, each various score and the total score of QOL-DA as well as the scores of sleep quality, time to fall asleep, sleep time, daytime dysfunction and the total score of PSQI in the observation group were lower than those in the control group (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Tiaoshen acupuncture combined with psychotherapy can relieve the anxiety in patients with anxiety after methamphetamine withdrawal, improve the quality of life and sleep, the therapeutic effect is superior to the simple psychotherapy.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Anxiety/therapy , Humans , Methamphetamine/adverse effects , Quality of Life
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927352

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the curative effect of Tiaoshen acupuncture combined with artificial tears and artificial tears alone for dry eye syndrome with yin deficiency of liver and kidney.@*METHODS@#A total of 70 patients of dry eye syndrome with yin deficiency of liver and kidney were randomized into an acupuncture combined with medication group (35 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a medication group (35 cases, 3 cases dropped off). In the medication group, 0.1% sodium hyaluronate eye drop was applied, 3 times a day, 1 drop each time. On the basis of the treatment as the medication group, Tiaoshen acupuncture was applied at Shenting (GV 24), Shenmen (HT 7), Benshen (GB 13), Taixi (KI 3), Taichong (LR 3), Guangming (GB 37), Fengchi (GB 20), Tongziliao (GB 1), Yuyao (EX-HN 4) in the acupuncture combined with medication group, Tongziliao (GB 1) and Yuyao (EX-HN 4) were connect with electroacupuncture, the needles were retained for 30 min, once a day, 6 times a week. Both groups were treated for 2 weeks. Before and after treatment, the clinical symptom score, SchirmerⅠtest (SⅠT), break-up time (BUT), corneal fluorescein staining (FL) score and Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA) score were observed in the two groups, and the clinical efficacy was compared in the two groups.@*RESULTS@#Compared before treatment, the clinical symptom scores, corneal FL and HAMA scores were decreased (P<0.05), the levels of SⅠT and BUT were increased after treatment in the two groups (P<0.05). After the treatment, the clinical symptom score, FL and HAMA scores in the acupuncture combined with medication group were lower than the medication group (P<0.05), the levels of SⅠT and BUT in the acupuncture combined with medication group were higher than the medication group (P<0.05). The total effective rate in the acupuncture combined with medication group was 90.9% (30/33), which was higher than 71.9% (23/32) in the medication group (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Tiaoshen acupuncture combined with artificial tears could promote the secretion of tears for patients of dry eye syndrome with yin deficiency of liver and kidney, repair corneal defect and prolong tear film break-up time, and alleviate anxiety state, its curative effect is better than simple artificial tears.


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Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Dry Eye Syndromes/therapy , Humans , Kidney , Liver , Treatment Outcome , Yin Deficiency/therapy
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927328

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the clinical effect of SUN 's abdominal acupuncture and conventional acupuncture in the treatment of depression after methamphetamine withdrawal.@*METHODS@#A total of 80 female patients with depression after methamphetamine withdrawal were randomly divided into an observation group (40 cases, 1 case dropped off) and a control group (40 cases, 2 cases dropped off). The control group was treated with conventional acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Yintang (GV 29), Taichong (LR 3), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Danzhong (GV 17), and the observation group was treated with SUN 's abdominal acupuncture at area 1 of the abdomen and area 8 of the abdomen. Both groups were treated once a day, 30 min each time, 6 days as a course of treatment, 1 day rest between treatment courses, a total of 4 courses of treatment. The scores of withdrawal symptoms, Hamilton depression scale (HAMD), Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scale and serum serotonin (5-HT) level were compared between the two groups before and after treatment.@*RESULTS@#After treatment, the scores of withdrawal symptoms, HAMD and the various scores and total score of PSQI scale in the two groups were all lower than before treatment (P<0.01), and the scores of withdrawal symptoms, HAMD and the sleep quality, time to fall asleep, sleep time scores and total score of PSQI in the observation group were lower than the control group (P<0.05, P<0.01). After treatment, the serum 5-HT level of the two groups was increased (P<0.01), and that in the observation group was higher than the control group (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#SUN 's abdominal acupuncture can improve withdrawal symptom, depression and sleep quality, increase serum 5-HT content in treatment of depression after methamphetamine withdrawal, and has better effect than conventional acupuncture.


Subject(s)
Abdomen , Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Depression/therapy , Female , Humans , Methamphetamine/adverse effects , Sleep Quality , Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/therapy , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826731

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture (acupuncture for regulating the spirit) on restless leg syndrome and its concomitance symptoms of sleep disorder and anxiety, and to provide theoretical basis for the clinical application of acupuncture.@*METHODS@#A total of 60 patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. Conventional acupuncture at lower limbs' acupoints such as Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34) and Xuanzhong (GB 39) was applied in the control group. On the basis of the control group, acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24) and Benshen (GB 13) was added in the observation group. In both groups, the treatment was given once a day, 6 times a week, one week as a course and totally 3 courses were required. Scores of international restless leg syndrome rating scale (IRLS), Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA) were observed before and after treatment in the two groups.@*RESULTS@#Compared before treatment, scores of IRLS, PSQI and HAMA after treatment were decreased in both groups (<0.05), and the improvement in the observation group was superior to the control group (<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#On the basis of conventional acupuncture, acupuncture can effectively relieve the discomforts of the lower limbs in patients with restless leg syndrome, improve the sleep disorder and anxiety, which is better than conventional acupuncture.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Anxiety , Therapeutics , Humans , Restless Legs Syndrome , Therapeutics , Sleep Wake Disorders , Therapeutics , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-254871

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To compare the difference in the therapeutic effect on lower back myofascitis between the combined therapy of penetration needling on yang meridian of the back and electroacupuncture and the western medication of Ibuprofen capsules, and probe into a better method of treatment for lower back myofascitis.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Sixty cases of lower back myofascitis were randomly divided into two groups. 30 cases in observation group were treated with penetration needling combined with electroacupuncture on the back shu points on the first line of the Bladder Meridian and the points of the corresponding levels on the Governor Vessel. 30 cases in control group were treated with Ibuprofen capsules. The treatment session was 30 days. The therapeutic effects were compared and the Visual Analog Scales (VAS) and Oswestry disability index were detected before and after treatment in two groups separately.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The total effective rate in observation group was 96.7% (29/30), which was superior to that (73.3%, 22/30) in control group. VAS and Oswestry disability index decreased in either group (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). The improvement extent in observation group was superior to that in control group (P < 0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>The therapy of penetration needling on yang meridian of the back combined with electroacupuncture has the advantageous therapeutic effect on lower back myofascitis as compared with the medication of Ibuprofen capsules, which can release pain and improve the functional disturbance effectively.</p>


Subject(s)
Adult , Electroacupuncture , Fasciitis , Therapeutics , Female , Humans , Ibuprofen , Therapeutic Uses , Low Back Pain , Drug Therapy , Therapeutics , Male , Meridians , Middle Aged , Pain Measurement , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-262078

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To observe therapeutic effect of Yuanluo Tongjing needling method for treatment of mild cognitive impairment and search for an effective therapy of TCM for mild cognitive impairment.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Sixty cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group were treated by Yuanluo Tongjing needling method with Baihui (GV 20), Danzhong (CV 17), Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenmen (HT 7), etc. selected, and the control group by oral administration of Aricept, 2.5 mg. Changes of scores of all indexes in clinical memory scale and memory quotient (MQ) before and after treatment were investigated in the two groups, and clinical therapeutic effects were assessed by using MQ increasing values.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>After treatment for 30 days, the scores of memory quotient, direction memory, picture free memory, re-cognition of no-significant picture forms and associated memory of human picture characteristics significantly increased (P < 0.01, P < 0.05) in the observation group; and all the indexes except associated memory in the control group significantly changed (P < 0.05), with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). The good rate for memory effect was 80.0% in the observation group and 76.7% in the control group with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Yuanluo Tongjing needling method can improve memory ability of the patient of mild cognitive impairment.</p>


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Therapy , Methods , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Cognition Disorders , Therapeutics , Female , Humans , Male , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Middle Aged
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-348419

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To compare therapeutic effects of Shu-Mu point combination, routine needling method and western medicine treatment on endometriosis (EM).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Ninety cases were randomly divided into a Shu-Mu point combination group (n = 30) treated with acupuncture at Ganshu (BL 18), Pishu (BL 20), Shenshu (BL 23), Qimen (LR 14), Zhangmen (LR 13), Jingmen (GB 25); a routine needling group (n = 30) treated with acupuncture at Hegu (LI 4), Zhongji (CV 3), Guanyuan (CV 4), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and a western medicine group treated with oral administration of Danazol. Clinical symptoms and signs, tumor marker serum CA125 values and adverse effects in the three groups were investigated before and after treatment.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The total effective rate was similar in the three groups. The Shu-Mu point combination group was superior to other two groups in improvement of dysmenorrhea, irregular menstuation, lumbago and sacrodynia, anus engorge, etc. (P < 0.01). After treatment, serum CA125 in the Shu-Mu point combination group significantly decreased (P < 0.01).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Shu-Mu point combination needling method has an obvious therapeutic effect on endometriosis, with lower adverse effect than that of the western medicine group.</p>


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Methods , Adult , CA-125 Antigen , Blood , Endometriosis , Blood , Therapeutics , Female , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-258992

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To observe and compare therapeutic effects of acupuncture, acupoint injection and tapping with plum-blossom needle and its influences on the nerve conduction velocity in the patient of diabetic peripheral neuropathies.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Fifty-four cases were randomly divided into 3 groups. The group I were treated by the basic treatment plus acupuncture, the group II by the basic treatment plus acupoint injection of methycobal, and the group III by the basic treatment plus tapping with plum-blossom needle.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The effective rate was 85.71% in the group III, 76.47% in the group II and 56.25% in the group I; after treatment MCV and SCV improved significantly in the group III.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>The basic treatment plus tapping with plum-blossom needle has a better therapeutic effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathies.</p>


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Diabetes Mellitus , Humans , Moxibustion , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-245192

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To compare therapeutic effects of penetration needling at the back and western medicine on fibromyalgia syndrome (FS).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Thirty-eight cases were randomly divided into the observation group treated with penetration needling at the first and second lines of The Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang and Governor Vessel, and the control group treated mainly with oral administration of amitriptyline, 19 cases in each group.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>There were significant differences in the cured-markedly effective rate and the results of follow-up for 6 months for the cured-markedly effective cases between the observation group and the control group (all P < 0.01).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Penetration needling therapy in the therapeutic effect on fibromyalgia syndrome is better than the medical treatment.</p>


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Fibromyalgia , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Meridians
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