[Observation on short and long-term effects of Tuina for treatment of infants eczema].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Aug;29(8):655-7. PMID: 19947273
Yu-hua He, Jing Kang, Guang-zhen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To access the therapeutic effect of Tuina for treatment of infants eczema. METHODS: Two hundred and forty children with eczema were randomly divided into a Tuina group and a medication group, 120 cases in each group. The Tuina group was treated with Tuina on ten points using the thumb and middle finger, and the medication group was treated with oral administration of Chlorpheniramine and topical application of zinc oxide ointment or Youzhuoer ointment, etc. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after 3 weeks. RESULTS: The cured-markedly effective rate and total effective rate were 94.2% and 99.2% in the Tuina group and 98.0% and 100.0% in the medication group, respectively, the therapeutic effects were similar in the two groups (both P>0.05); 6 months after treatment, the recurrence rate of 3.8% in the Tuina group was significantly lower than 42.9% in the medication group (P<0.01), and there were no adverse reactions in the whole research process. CONCLUSION: Tuina on ten points for treatment of infants eczema has unequivocal short-term effect, a stable long-term effect, and low recurrence rate.
Article Published Date : Aug 01, 2009
Therapeutic Actions Tui na (Chinese manipulative therapy)
Paediatric massage for treatment of acute diarrhoea in children: a meta-analysis.
BMC Complement Altern Med. 2018 Sep 18;18(1):257
Authors: Gao L, Jia C, Huang H
BACKGROUND: Massage therapy has been used by many traditional Chinese medicine physicians to treat acute diarrhoea in children. Since no relevant systematic reviews assessed the clinical effectiveness or the risk of massage therapy, in this study, a meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of paediatric massage for the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children.
METHODS: In this meta-analysis, paediatric patients who were diagnosed with acute diarrhoea were included. Interventions using massage therapy alone or combined with other non-pharmacological approaches were included, while in the control groups, patients received pharmacotherapy. The primary outcome was clinical effective rate. Seven databases were used in our research, and the following search terms were used: (massage OR tui na OR manipulation OR acupressure) AND (infant OR child OR baby OR paediatrics) AND (diarrhoea OR diarrhoea) AND (randomized controlled trial). The search date was up to April 30, 2018.
RESULTS: A total of 26 studies encompassing 2644 patients were included in this meta-analysis. It was shown that paediatric massage was significantly better than pharmacotherapy in treating acute diarrhoea in children in terms of clinical effective rate (n = 2213, RR = 1.20, 95% CI: 1.14 to 1.27), clinical cure rate (n = 345, RR = 1.37, 95% CI: 1.19 to 1.57), and cure time (n = 513, MD = - 0.77, 95% CI: -0.89 to - 0.64). However, the quality of evidence for this finding was low due to high risk of bias of the included studies.
CONCLUSIONS: The present work supported paediatric massage in treating acute diarrhoea in children. More well-designed randomized controlled trials are still needed to further evaluate the efficacy of paediatric massage.
PMID: 30227851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]