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Clinical Observation of Acupuncture plus Electroacupuncture for Postpartum HypogalactiaCN

ZHAO Ran;WANG Xiu-xia;LI Yan-e;MA Zhan-xue;Baoding No.1 Hospital of TCM;General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University;

Abstract:Objective To observe the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture plus electroacupuncture in treating postpartum hypogalactia. Method Ninety-five patients with postpartum hypogalactia were randomized into an acupuncture group(47 cases) and a Chinese medication group(48 cases) to respectively receive acupuncture plus electroacupuncture treatment or Chinese medication decoction. The milk yield, breast engorgement, milk viscosity and mild stagnation degrees were observed in the two groups, and the clinical efficacies for postpartum hypogalactia were compared. Result The milk yield and breast engorgement degree were markedly improved after the treatment in both groups(P<0.01), but, from day 3 to day 5 and day 7, the improvements in milk yield and breast engorgement degree were more significant in the acupuncture group than in the Chinese medication group(P<0.05). The milk viscosity degree showed improvement in both groups after the treatment(P<0.01), but there was no significant difference between the two groups(P>0.05). There was no significant change in milk stagnation degree after the treatment in the two groups(P>0.05). The total effective rate was 91.5% in the acupuncture group versus 75.0% in the Chinese medication group, and there was a significant difference in the therapeutic effectiveness between the two groups(P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture plus electroacupuncture can produce a more significant effectiveness in treating postpartum hypogalactia compared with Chinese medication decoction. It acts fast without adverse reactions and is easy to be accepted by patients.
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    (E) Medicine & Public Health

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine

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