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Abstract Title:

[Observation on therapeutic effect of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type treated with both acupuncture and mild moxibustion].

Abstract Source:

Cancer Res. 2005 Feb 1;65(3):1035-44. PMID: 21058471

Abstract Author(s):

Guang-Qiang Yi, Yi-Xiang Huang, Min Lu, Lie-Tao He, Ning-Hua Huang

Article Affiliation:

Acupuncture Department, The First Hospital Affiliated to Guangxi College of TCM, Nanning 530023, China. ygq5612@sina.com

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type treated with both acupuncture and mild moxibustion and investigate the mechanism of action.

METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly divided into the combined therapy group of acupuncture and mild moxibustion (combined therapy group) and the acupuncture group, 30 cases for each group. In combined therapy group, Baihui (GV 20), Fengchi (GB 20) and cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2) were punctured, and Baihui(GV 20), Dazhui (GV 14), Mingmen (GV 4), Shenque (CV 8) and Guanyuan (CV 4) were treated with mild moxibustion; in acupuncture group, acupuncture was simply applied, the acupoints selection and manipulation were the same as those in the combined therapy group. The average velocity meter and the resistive index of vertebral and basal arteries were observed before and after treatment by TCD examination, the therapeutic effects and clinical symptom-sign scores were observed too.

RESULTS: The total effective rate was 93.3% (28/30) in combined therapy group, and 73.3% (22/30) in acupuncture group. The therapeutic effect in combined therapy group was superior to that in acupuncture group (P<0.05). The improvements of symptom-sign scores in two groups after treatment were more significant than that before treatment, and the score in the combined therapy group was superior to that in acupuncture group (P<0.05). The average velocity meter and the resistive index of vertebral and basal arteries after treatment were improved in both groups, in which, the improvement in combined therapy group was more apparent (all P<0.05).

CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effects on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type treated with both acupuncture and mild moxibustion are preferable; by this therapy, the average velocity meter of vertebral and basal arteries are accelerated and the resistive index is decreased.

Study Type : Human Study

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