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Chin J Integr Med. 2006 Sep;12(3):180-4.

Clinical research on nourishing yin and unblocking meridians recipe combined with opioid analgesics in cancer pain management.

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Hangzhou Hospital of Armed Police of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the analgesic effects of Nourishing yin and Unblocking meridians Receipe (NUR) combined with opioid analgesics in managing cancer pain.

METHODS:

All the patients enrolled were differentiated as of yin deficiency and meridian blocked syndrome type of TCM. Forty-one of them in the treated group were treated with NUR combined with opioid analgesics, while 43 of them in the control group were given opioid analgesics alone with successive 14 days as one treatment course for both groups.

RESULTS:

The indexes of the treated group were superior to those in the control group as to the degree of pain-relieving, the therapeutic effect of analgesia, the occurrence frequency of cancer pain every day and its duration each time, the analgesic initial time, and the quality of life.

CONCLUSION:

NUR combined with opioid analgesics in cancer pain management was more effective than opioid analgesics alone.

PMID:
17005077
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