Research: LIAO and COLLEAGUES,

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LIAO and COLLEAGUES, Section of TCM, Affiliated Hospital of Chuanbei Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan, 637000, China. researched an effective treatment for periarthritis of the shoulder.


The authors searched for a clinically effective therapy for periarthritis of shoulder.


One hundred and forty cases were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 70 cases in each group. The treatment group were treated with 'Jianying point' - injection combined with massage, and the control group with routine acupuncture therapy. The pain scores and the comprehensive scores of motor function before and after treatment in the two groups were compared between the two groups.


The different value of the pain scores before and after treatment was 31.54+/-2.82 in the treatment group and 15.03+/-4.07 in the control group, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.01); after treatment, the comprehensive score of motor function of the shoulder joint was 139.64+/-12.34 in the treatment group and 80.32+/-16.29 in the control group, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: "Jiunying point" -injection combined with massage has clinically an obvious effect on periarthritis of shoulder.



Liao BN,  Zhang S and  Zhang LM. [Clinical observation on "Jianying point"-injection combined with massage for treatment of periarthritis of shoulder]. [Chinese]. Zhongguo Zhenjiu. 27 (4): 261-3. Apr 2007.

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