Research: WANG and LI, 1.

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Abstract

WANG and LI, 1. Inheritance Studio of ZHENG's Acupuncture School in Gansu, Lanzhou 730000, China; 2. Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, HUANGFU Mi TCM Hospital of Lingtai County, Pingliang 744400, Gansu Province compared warm acupuncture with conventional acupuncture for chronic atrophic gastritis(CAG) with spleen-stomach deficiency cold.

Background

The authors sought to observe the clinical effect of warm acupuncture at Zhongwan(CV 12) for chronic atrophic gastritis(CAG) with spleen-stomach deficiency cold by the comparison with conventional acupuncture.

Methodology

Sixty-two patients were randomly assigned into a warm acupuncture group and a conventional acupuncture group, 31 cases in each one. The acupoints in the two groups were Zhongwan(CV 12), Zusanli(ST 36),Neiguan(PC 6),Gongsun(SP 4),Qihai(CV 6),Pishu(BL 20) and Weishu(BL 21). Warm acupuncture was intervened at Zhongwan(CV 12) in the warm acupuncture group. Twirling reinforcing was applied at Zhongwan(CV 12) in the conventional acupuncture group. All the treatment was given for 3 courses continuously,5 days as one course, once a day. TCM syndrome score and symptom rating scale were observed before and after treatment in the two groups, and the effects were compared.

Results

The total effective rate was 93.5%(29/31) in the warm acupuncture group, which was better than 87.0% (27/31) in the conventional acupuncture group(P<0.05). The TCM syndrome score and symptom rating score were improved in the two groups after treatment (P<0.01, P<0.05),with more apparent improvement in the warm acupuncture group (P<0.01,P<0.05).

Conclusion

Warm acupuncture at Zhongwan(CV 12) can improve gastrointestinal discomfort, which is better than twirling reinforcing at Zhongwan (CV 12) for CAG with spleen-stomach deficiency cold.

References

Wang L1,2, Li G1,2. [Warm acupuncture for chronic atrophic gastritis with spleen-stomach deficiency cold]. [Article in Chinese] Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 37(2):135-138. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.02.007. Feb 12 2017.

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