[Vegetative state treated with acupoint injection combined with plum-blossom needle in children: a randomized controlled trial].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2014 May ;34(5):421-5. PMID: 25022107
Ying Tang, Qing Shang, Li-Hua Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy difference on vegetative state in children between acupoint injection combined with plum-blossom needle and western medication based on basic treatment.
METHODS: Forty-eight children of vegetative state were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 24 cases in each one. On the basis of the treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation apparatus, balancing treatment apparatus and massage, the acupoint injection and tapping method with plum-blossom needle were adopted in the observation group, in which Xingnaojing injection, mouse nerve growth factor (mNGF) injection, monosialotetrahexosylganglioside sodium injection (MSI), compound Danshen injection were divided in 6 pairs and were injected respectively in Baihui (GV 20), Yongquan (KI 1), Fengfu (GV 16), Yamen (GV 15) and the others, 0.5 mL in each acupoint, once a day for continuous 10 days. Additionally, the tapping method with plum-blossom needle was used on the Governor Vessel and Jiaji (EX-B 2) on the back. In the control group, the intravenous infusion was adopted with citicoline sodium injection, mannitol injection and dexamethasone injection. The treatment was given once a day, 20 days of treatment made one session and totally 3 sessions were required in the two groups. The clinical efficacy, the vegetative state score and the mean curing time were observed after 20 days, 40 days and 60 days of treatment between the two groups.
RESULTS: The effective rates were 58.3% (14/24), 70.8% (17/24) and 79.2% (19/24) in 20 days, 40 days and 60 days of treatment in the observation group and 20.8% (5/24), 45.8% (11/24) and 58.3% (14/24) in the control group respectively. The efficacy in the observation group was superior to those in the control group (P<0.01, P<0.05). The vegetative state score was improved apparently after 20 days, 40 days and 60 days of treatment as compared with those before treatment separately (all P<0.05). It was improved obviously at the each time point after treatment in the observation group as compared with that in the control group (3.34 +/- 2.41 vs 2.64 +/- 11.56, 6.20 +/- 1.46 vs 4.34 +/- 1.64, 11.26 +/- 2.63 vs 8.75 +/- 2.18, all P<0.05). The mean curing time was (45.67 +/- 16.24) days in the observation group, which was shorter apparently than that of (55.34 +/- 4.57) days in the control group (P<0.05).
CONCLUSION: Based on basic treatment acupoint injection combined with tapping method of plum-blossom needle achieve the reliable efficacy on vegetative state in children.
Article Published Date : Apr 30, 2014
Clinical study on treatment of the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder by cognitive-behavior therapy and acupoint stimulation.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2011 Mar;31(1):60-3. PMID: 21563510
Ying Zhang, Bin Feng, Jian-Ping Xie, Fang-Zhong Xu, Jiong Chen
Zhejiang Provincial Tongde Hospital, Hangzhou 310012, China.
OBJECTIVE: To study the curative effect of acupoint stimulation on the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
METHODS: The 91 PTSD patients in Wenchuan hit by a strong earthquake were randomly divided into a control group of 24 cases treated by the cognitive-behavior therapy, and a treatment group of 67 cases treated by both cognitive-behavior therapy and acupoint stimulation. The scores were evaluated according to Chinese version of the incident effect scale revised (IES-R) and the self-compiled questionnaire for the major post-traumatic psychological condition, and the curative effect was compared between the two groups.
RESULTS: The total scores of IES-R, the scores of all factors and the total scores of the questionnaire in the two groups after treatment were much lower than those before treatment (P<0.01). The comparison of reduction in the factor scores between the two groups showed that the curative effect in the treatment group was better that of in the control group.
CONCLUSION: The acupoint stimulation is effective for the PTSD patients, with better results than that of cognitive-behavior therapy used alone.
Article Published Date : Mar 01, 2011
[Clinical observation on acupoint injection of VitB12 for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Sep;27(9):668-70. PMID: 17926620
Chang-shan Zhou, De-qing Kong, Zheng-yong Han
OBJECTIVE: To probe a better method for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Methods One hundred and four cases of trigeminal neuralgia were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=57) and a control group (n=47). The treatment group were treated witb acupoint injection of 2000 microg of VitB12, with Xiaguan (ST 7) selected as main point, and the control group witb oral administration of Carbamazepine. The therapeutic effect were analyzed after 3 tberapeutic courses. RESULTS: Tbe cured and markedly effective rate and the effective rate were 82.5% and 98.2% in the treatment group, and 57.4% and 8O.9% in the control group, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.01). After treatment, there was a very significant difference in the cumulative score of pain between the two groups (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupoint injection of VitB12 has a better therapeutic effect than that of oral administration of Carbamazepine.
Article Published Date : Sep 01, 2007
[ZHANG Ren's experience in the treatment of cortical blindness with acupuncture: report of medical cases].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2018 Apr 12;38(4):421-4
Authors: Zhang J, Yang W, Liu J
ZHANG Ren's experience is introduced in the treatment of cortical blindness with the comprehensive acupuncture therapy for benefiting qi and resolving stasis. The comprehensive therapy includes acupuncture at Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Xinming No.1 (Extra), Shang Jianming, Chengqi (ST 1), Xinming No.2 (Extra), optic area and visual area (scalp acupuncture); acupoint injection applied alternatively at Qiuhou (EX-HN 7) and Taiyang (EX-HN 5); the auricular point paste stimulation at Brain Point, Shenmen (TF4), Gan (CO12), Shen (CO10), Yan (LO5), Eye No.1 and Eye No.2; as well as the tapping therapy with skin needle at Zhengguang No.1 and Zhengguang No.2. Additionally, 3 typical cases of cortical blindness are introduced. The coordination of the different acupuncture techniques is analyzed so as to explain its actions as benefiting qi, resolving stasis, promoting blood circulation and nourishment of the eyes.
PMID: 29696928 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]