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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Jan;26(1):11-4.

[Observation on clinical therapeutic effect of transcutaneous point electric stimulation on periarthritis of shoulder at different stages].

[Article in Chinese]

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Hospital of Acupuncture & Massage Affiliated to Zhejiang College of TCM, Hangzhou 310009, China. fangjianqiao@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the therapeutic effect of transcutaneous point electric stimulation on periarthritis of shoulder at different stages and compare with electroacupuncture.

METHODS:

Three hundred and sixty cases of periarthritis of shoulder at different stages were divided into a treatment group (n=186) treated with transcutaneous point electric stimulation, and a control group (n=174) treated with electroacupuncture. Same acupoints were selected in the two groups.

RESULTS:

The total effective rate of transcutaneous point electric stimulation was 96.6% at the adhesion prophase and 96.9% at the adhesive stage, but electroacupuncture stimulation was 93.5% and 97.9%, respectively, with no significant differences between the two groups; transcutaneous point electric stimulation not only could relieve pain, but also significantly improve dysfunction of shoulder joints at the adhesive stage.

CONCLUSION:

Transcutaneous point electric stimulation is an effective and convenient therapy for periarthritis of shoulder.

PMID:
16491749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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