[Clinically controlled study on phased integral needling method for treatment of cerebral infarction].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2005 Jun;25(6):395-8

The Second Clinical Medical College, Guangzhou University of TCM, Guangdong 510120, China.

Objective: To compare clinical therapeutic effects of phased integral acupuncture and routine acupuncture on patients with cerebral infarction.

Methods: One hundred and thirteen cases were randomly divided into a treatment group (n = 63) treated by phased integral acupuncture and a control group (n = 50) treated by routine acupuncture. Their clinical therapeutic effects were compared after treatment.

Results: The treatment group in the decreases of both the diagnostic score for TCM diseases of stroke and the score for neurological function defect, and the therapeutic effect was superior to the control group with significant differences (all P < 0.05).

Conclusion: The phased integral acupuncture is an effective therapy with a therapeutic effect better than that of the routine acupuncture for treatment of hemiplegia due to cerebral infarction.

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June 2005
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