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Observation on therapeutic effects of different needling methods at Tiaokou (ST 38) on periarthritis of shoulderCN

ZHAO Hong1, ZHAO Ting1, LIU Bao-yan2, LIU Zhi-shun1 (1.Guang’anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China; 2. China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences)

Abstract:Objective To compare therapeutic effects of different needling methods at Tiaokou (ST 38) on periarthritis of shoulder. Methods Eighty cases of periarphritis of shoulder were randomly assigned to four groups. Tiaokou (ST 38) was selected in all the 4 groups. The treatment group were treated with penetration needling, and the control group A, B, C were treated by needling into 40 mm deep, needling into the subcutaneous tissue, sham acupuncture, respectively. Therapeutic effect was evaluated by Constant-Murley shoulder joint scale. Results The clinical effective rate was 100.0% in the treatment group and 68.4% in the control group A, 52.6% in the control group B, 38.0% in the control group C with significant differences as the treatment group compared with the control groups A、B、C (P<0.05 or P<0.01). And with no significant difference as the control group A compared with the control group B, C, and the group B with the group C (P>0.05). Conclusion Different needling depths of Tiao-kou (ST 38) have different therapeutic effects, the penetration needling being the best and the sham needling being worse which can be used as control method.
  • Series:

    (E) Medicine & Public Health

  • Subject:

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Classification Code:

    R246.2

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