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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 May;26(5):316-8.

[Evaluation on clinical therapeutic effect of needle-knife therapy on cervical spondylosis].

[Article in Chinese]

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College of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Beijing University of TCM, Beijing 100029, China.



To compare therapeutic effects of needle-knife therapy and acupuncture on cervical spondylosis.


Multi-central clinical randomized controlled trial was adopted. The patients were divided into a needle-knife treatment group treated with needle-knife therapy at the upper and lower interspinal ligaments of the affected vertebral body and bilateral posterior joint capsules; and the acupuncture control group were treated with acupuncture at Laozhen, Ashi points and cervical Jiaji points, etc. The short-term and the long-term therapeutic effects were observed at the end of the therapeutic course and 6 months after the end of the therapeutic course.


The short-term therapeutic effect and the long-term therapeutic effect were 91.3% and 94.7% in the needle-knife treatment group and 59.4% and 56.6% in the acupuncture control group, respectively, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01).


The needle-knife treatment in the therapeutic effect on cervical spondylosis is superior to acupuncture treatment.

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