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Home > Newsletters > December 2005 > Recent Research

Recent Research

Acupuncture and Salt-Partitioned Moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) in 60 cases of Chloasma

Scalp Acupuncture Combined with Sports Therapy for Rehabilitation of Poststroke Hemiplegia

Warming Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combined with Chinese Drugs on Ovarian Cysts


Acupuncture and Salt-Partitioned Moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) in 60 cases of Chloasma

Lao JX, Li ZY. Foshan Hospital of TCM, Guangdong 528000, China.

A study was conducted in order to observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and salt-partitioned moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) on chloasma, which is a blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face that develops over time. A total of 106 people with chloasma were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment group (n = 60) treated by acupuncture plus salt-partitioned moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) and a control group (n = 40) by simple acupuncture. After three therapeutic courses and a 1-month break, the therapeutic effects were observed. The effective rate was 100.0% in the treatment group and 89.1% in the control group with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05). Therefore, acupuncture with the addition of salt-partitioned moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) is a safe, convenient and effective therapy for chloasma.


Scalp Acupuncture Combined with Sports Therapy for Rehabilitation of Poststroke Hemiplegia

Zhao DG, Mu JP. Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Shiyan City Taihe Hospital, Hubei 442000, China.

A recent study was done to find out whether scalp acupuncture combined with sports therapy has a positive effect on movement function of limbs in the patients of poststroke hemiplegia. A total of 120 cases of poststroke hemiplegia were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with scalp acupuncture and the control group by just sports therapy. The movement function of limbs was assessed by Fugl-Meyer rating method and Barthel index. The study showed that the movement function of limbs and ability of daily life after treatment in the observation group improved very significantly as compared with the control group (P < 0.01). Therefore, scalp acupuncture combined with sports therapy can promote recovery of the movement function of limbs in the patients of poststroke hemiplegia.


Warming Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combined with Chinese Drugs on Ovarian Cysts

Li YM, et al. Shandong Provincial Institute of TCM, Jinan, China.

Forty-six cases of women with ovarian cysts were studied to determine the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with Chinese herbs these type of cysts. The women were randomly divided into a treatment group of 26 cases and a control group of 20 cases. The treatment group was treated with warming acupuncture and moxibustion at Zigong, Ren 6, SP 6, etc. and oral administration of Chinese herbs Quyu Decoction, and the control group were treated with only Quyu Decoction. After one month, their therapeutic effects were observed. The cured rate and the effective rate were 53.8% and 88.4%, respectively, in the treatment group, and 15.0% and 85.0% in the control group, respectively. The cured rate in the treatment group being significantly better than that in the control group (P<0.01). The researchers concluded that warming acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with oral administration of Quyu Decoction can significantly increase the cured rate for ovarian cysts.
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