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J Tradit Chin Med. 2010 Mar;30(1):13-4.

Clinical effects of acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenyang, Liaoning 110032, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

METHODS:

Totally 65 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 32 cases and a control group of 33 cases. On the basis of conventional treatment of diabetes, acupuncture was used in the treatment group, and inositol was orally administered in the control group. During a 3-month treatment, changes in the symptoms were observed.

RESULTS:

In the treatment group, 16 cases were markedly relieved, 12 cases improved, and 4 cases failed, with a total effective rate of 87.5%. In the control group, 7 cases were markedly relieved, 14 cases improved and 12 cases failed, with a total effective rate of 63.6%. There was a significant difference in the total effective rate between the 2 groups (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Acupuncture may show good effects for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

PMID:
20397454
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