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Clinical Observations on the Efficacy of Acupuncture at Point Yinlingquan plus Massotherapy in Treating Scapulohumeral PeriarthritisFull-text in Chinese

LI Zhi-xiong1,ZHOU Yan-qi2,HUANG Yong1.1.Southern Medical University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Guangzhou 510515,China;2.Teaching and Research Section of TCM Rehabilitation,Zhaoqing College for Medical Profession Training,Zhaoqing 526020,China

Abstract:Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at point Yinlingquan(GB34) plus massotherapy in treating scapulohumeral periarthritis.Methods Sixty patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly allocated to a treatment group(30 cases) and a control group(30 cases).The treatment group received acupuncture at point Yinlingquan plus massotherapy and the control group,massotherapy alone.Results After 3 courses of treatment(6 days as 1 course),22 patients were cured in the treatment group,with a cure and marked efficacy rate of 90.0%;13 patients were cured in the control group,with a cure and marked efficacy rate of 56.7%.There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups(P=0.166,>0.05).In both groups,scapulohumeral periarthritis was effectively treated and there were statistically significant pre-/post-treatment differences in glenohumeral forward flexion,abduction,external rotation,extension and internal rotation,and the pain grade(P<0.01).There were statistically significant differences in pain relief and an improvement in shoulder joint function between the treatment and control groups(both P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture at point Yinlingquan plus massotherapy can effectively treat the clinical symptoms,relieve the pain,restore shoulder joint function and promote a clinical recovery in patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis.
  • Series:

    (E) Medicine & Public Health

  • Subject:

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Classification Code:

    R246.2

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