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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Oct;27(10):741-3.

[Effects of acupuncture on mood and glucose metabolism in the patient of type 2 diabetes].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1The First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin TCM University, Tianjin 300193, China. shenpf@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe effects of acupuncture on depression and anxiety, and glucose metabolism in the patient of type 2 diabetes.

METHODS:

One hundred cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were randomly divided into the control group treated with oral administration of Diaformin and the observation group treated with oral administration of Diaformin combined with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Fengfu (GV 16), 50 cases in each group. Before and after treatment, depression scale (HAMD, SDS) and anxiety scale (HAMA, SAS) scores, and fasting blood glucose (FPG), blood glucose 2 h after meal (PG 2 h), glycosylated hemoglobin (GHb) levels were detected.

RESULTS:

After treatment, the mood disorder improved and FPG, PG 2 h, GHb levels decreased in the two groups, with the observation group being better than the control group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Acupuncture can improve negative mental state, glucose metabolism and blood glucose in type 2 diabetes patients.

PMID:
18257350
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