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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2011 Jan;31(1):43-5.

[Observation on therapeutic effect of age-related macular degeneration treated with acupuncture].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, TCM Hospital of Henan Province, Zhengzhou 450002, China. jiaonaijun@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To seek the effective treatment for age-related macular degeneration(AMD).

METHODS:

Eighty-four cases (ninety affected eyes) with AMD were randomly devided into an acupuncture group (fifty-six cases, sixty eyes)and a medication group (twenty-eight cases,thirty eyes). In the acupuncture group, Guangming (GB 37), Jingming(BL 1), Cuanzhu (BL 2), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Sibai (ST 2), Yangbai (GB 14), Tongziliao (GB 1), Fengchi (GB 20), Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23) and Fenglong (ST 40) were punctured. The medication group was treated by oral administration of Vitamin C and Vitamin E and intramuscular injection of Entodon. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after treatment.

RESULTS:

The total effective rate was 88.3% (53/60) in acupuncture group which was better than that of 60.0% (18/30) in medication group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Acupuncture has a good clinical effect on AMD.

PMID:
21355157
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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