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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Apr;25(4):253-4.

[Clinical therapeutic effect of point-injection combined with body acupuncture on prementstrual tension syndrome].

[Article in Chinese]

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Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China.



To compare clinical therapeutic effects of acupoint-injection combined with body acupuncture and medication on premenstrual tension syndrome, and probe to the best therapy for this disease.


One hundred and two cases were randomly divided into an acupoint-injection plus body acupuncture group (treatment group) and a medication group (control group). The treatment group were treated with injection of Huangqi Injection into Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), and acupuncture at Hegu (LI 4), Taichong (LR 3), Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6), Taiyang (EX-HN5), Fengchi (GB 20) 10 days before menstruation, once every three days; the control group were treated by oral administration of diazepam and oryzanol at routine dose 10 days before menstruation until stopping of menstrual. Their therapeutic effects were compared after treatment for 3 menstrual cycles.


The total effective rate was 92.6% in the treatment group and 75.0% in the control group with a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05).


The clinical therapeutic effect of the acupoint-injection combined with body acupuncture is better than that of the medication on premenstrual tension syndrome.

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