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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2018 Jun 12;38(6):580-5. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2018.06.003.

[Clinical observation of electroacupuncture combined with auricular point sticking therapy for anal pain of mixed hemorrhoid after external excision and internal ligation].

[Article in Chinese]

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1
Department of TCM, the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000,Sichuan Province, China.
2
Department of Dermatological, the Affiliated TCM Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

On the basis of western medication, to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with auricular point sticking therapy for anal pain of mixed hemorrhoid after external excision and internal ligation,so as to explore the method of improving its effect.

METHODS:

Ninety patients of mixed hemorrhoids who received external excision and internal ligation were randomly assigned into an EA group, an auricular point sticking group and a combined group, 30 cases in each one. All the treatment was applied 30 min before surgery. Electroacupuncture was used at Xialiao (BL 34) and Changqiang (GV 1) in the EA group, once a day. The auricular points were bilateral shenmen (TF4), pizhixia (AT4), jiaogan (AH6a) and gangmen (HX5) in the auricular point sticking group, pressing 3-6 times every day, once 3-5 min. EA and auricular point sticking therapy were applied in the combined group. When the visual analogue scale (VAS) score was above 6, aminophenol dihydrocodeine was applied in the three groups. The scores of anal pain VAS and limb activity at the 4th, 12th, 24th, 48th, 72th hours after operation were compared among the three groups, as well as the maximum scores of VAS in 24 hours (T24max VAS) of 1-3 days after operation, the total dose of aminophenol dihydrocodeine 72 h after operation.

RESULTS:

The VAS and limb activity scores at all the time points after operation, the T24max VAS on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd days after operation and the dose of aminophenol dihydrocodeine in the combined group were better than those in the EA and auricular point sticking groups (all P<0.05). The VAS and limb activity scores at 4, 12, 24 h after operation and T24max VAS on the 1st day after operation in the EA group were lower than those in the auricularpoint sticking group (all P<0.05). The VAS and limb activity scores at 48, 72 h after operation, and the T24max VAS on the 2nd and 3rd days in the auricular point sticking group were lower than those in the EA group (all P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

EA combined with auricular point sticking therapy are better than simple EA and auricular point sticking therapy for anal pain of mixed hemorrhoid after external excision and internal ligation. The analgesic effect of EA is rapider, and the effect of auricular point sticking therapy is longer. The combination of the two methods own coordination effect.

KEYWORDS:

Point BL 34 (Xialiao); Point GV 1 (Changqiang); auricular point sticking therapy; electroacupuncture; external excision and internal ligation; mixed hemorrhoid; pain; visual analogue scale (VAS)

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