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J Tradit Chin Med. 2009 Mar;29(1):35-8.

The mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating method for acupuncture treatment of delayed menstrual cycle--a clinical controlled study.

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  • 1College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610075, Sichuan, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the therapeutic effects of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method with the routine acupuncture method in treating delayed menstrual cycle.

METHODS:

40 patients with delayed menstrual cycle were randomly divided into a treatment group of 23 cases (treated by the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method), and a control group of 17 cases (treated by the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle due to stagnation of the liver-qi). The treatment involved three menstrual cycles. The evaluations were done by scoring the symptoms before treatment and at the end of each menstrual cycle.

RESULTS:

After treatment, significant differences were found between the two groups in the therapeutic effects (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The therapeutic effect of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method is significantly superior to that of the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle.

PMID:
19514186
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