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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Dec;28(12):873-5.

[Combination of acupuncture with cupping increases life quality of patients of osteoporosis].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Acupuncture, The First Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan College of TCM, Kunming 650200, China. kmzhaorong@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe therapeutic effect of "general regulation" acupuncture and cupping therapy on osteoporosis.

METHODS:

Sixty cases of primary osteoporosis were treated with the "general regulation" acupuncture-cupping therapy: warming needle moxibustion, plum-blossom needle, moving cupping and retaining the cup, thrice each week, for 3 months. The therapeutic effect was assessed by modified life quality scale for the patient of osteoporosis.

RESULTS:

Of the 60 cases, 3 cases did not complete the therapeutic course and 48 cases had a significant increase of life quality, the score of the life quality scale decreased from (67.45 +/- 15.67) before treatment to (42.28 +/- 27.89) after treatment with a significant difference (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The "general regulation" acupuncture-cupping therapy can effectively increase life quality of the patient with osteoporosis, which is an effective therapy for osteoporosis.

PMID:
19127911
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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