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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Dec;25(12):831-3.

[Effect of warming needle moxibustion on pain threshold in the patient of sciatica].

[Article in Chinese]

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Hunan TCM Higher Training School, Zhuzhou 412012, China. chenmeiren@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe effect of warming needle moxibustion on pain threshold in the patient of sciatica.

METHODS:

Ninety cases were randomly divided into 3 groups, 30 cases in each group. The warming needle moxibustion group were treated with warming needle moxibustion at Shenshu (BL 23), Dachangshu (BL 25), Huantiao (GB 30), etc; the western medicine group with oral administration of Nimeisulide; and the acupoint-injection group with injection of 654-2 into the same acupoints as those in the warming needle moxibustion group.

RESULTS:

The cured rates were 56.67%, 26.67% and 20.00% in the 3 groups, and the total effective rate were 90.00%, 73.33% and 63.33%, respectively, the therapeutic effect of the warming needle moxibustion group being better than those of other two groups (both P < 0.01). The amplitude of pain threshold increase in the warming needle moxibustion group was higher than those of other two groups (both P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION:

Warming needle moxibustion can increase pain threshold, improve symptoms and raise quality of life for the patient of sciatica.

PMID:
16419700
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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