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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 May;28(5):341-4.

[Observation on therapeutic effect of deeply needling Qiangji 4 points on prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Rugao Municipal Hospital of TCM, Jiangsu 226500, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare therapeutic effects of deeply needling Qiangji 4 points and routine acupuncture therapy on prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.

METHODS:

Two hundred and seventy-nine cases were randomly divided into 2 groups, deeply needling group (n=140) and routine acupuncture group (n=139). The deeply needling group were treated with deeply needling Qiangji 4 points, and the routine acupuncture group with acupuncture at Qihaishu (BL 24), Dachangshu (BL 25), Guanyuanshu (BL 26), Xiaochangshu (BL 27) into routine deep. Their therapeutic effects were compared.

RESULTS:

At the end of the first therapeutic course, the cured rate was 42.1% in the deeply needling group and 28.1% in the routine acupuncture group with significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05), and at the end of the second course, the cured rate was 82.9% in the deeply needling group and 46.8% in the routine acupuncture group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.005).

CONCLUSION:

The therapeutic effect of deeply needling Qiangji 4 points on prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc is significantly better than that of routine acupuncture.

PMID:
18652325
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