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J Tradit Chin Med. 2004 Sep;24(3):163-5.

Clinical observation on acupuncture treatment in 35 cases of diabetic gastroparesis.

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  • 1Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shenzhen Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Province 518000.


In order to observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on diabetic gastroparesis, 80 cases were divided randomly into 3 groups. In addition to the routine treatment for diabetes, 35 cases in the treatment group were additionally treated with acupuncture, and 25 cases in the control group 1 with domperidone, while 20 cases in the control group 2 with nothing. The three groups were all observed for 25 days. The results turned out to be that the total effective rate in the treatment group reached 94.2%, that in the control group 1, 72%, and in the control group 2, 40%, the treatment group showing a better therapeutic effect than the other two control groups (P < 0.05, P < 0.01). It can be concluded that in addition to the routine treatment for controlling blood sugar, acupuncture can give quite good therapeutic effects on diabetic gastroparesis.

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