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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Dec;28(12):894-6.

[Observation on therapeutic effect of intradermal needle combined with Tuina on lumbar disc herniation].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Teaching and Research Section of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Massage, Guiyang College of TCM, Guiyang, Guizhou 550002, China.



To observe the therapeutic effect of intradermal needle therapy combined with Tuina on lumbar disc herniation.


One hundred and fifty patients of lumbar disc herniation were treated with intradermal needle combined with Tuina. Trundle, rub the lumbar region for relaxing the lumbar muscles; pull and extend the lumbar region with traction and vibration, and pull the loin afterward and obliquely pull the loin, followed by compulsory straight-leg raising test, stretching sciatic nerve and hamstring muscle. Finally, rubbing method was used for relaxing the muscles of the lumbar and back regions. After Tuina therapy, intradermal needle embedding at local Ashi points, and Shenshu (BL 23), Yaoyangguan (GV 3), Zhibian (BL 54), Fengshi (GB 31), Yanglingquan (GB 34). The treatment was given once other day, 5 times constituting one course. After 2 courses therapeutic effects were assessed.


One hundred and two cases were cured, 22 cases were markedly effective, 18 cases improved and 8 cases were ineffective, with a total effective rate of 94.7%. The symptom cumulative scores before and after treatment were (31.73 +/- 2.67) and (9.16 +/- 1.20), respectively, significantly decreasing (P<0.01).


Intradermal needle combined with Tuina has a better clinical therapeutic effect on lumbar disc herniation.

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