By Amelin AV; Vasil'ev IuN; Ignatov IuD; Skoromets AA.
[The combined use of acupuncture and antidepressants for managing the
spondylogenic lumbosacral pain syndrome].
Farmakologiia i Toksikologiia, 1991 Sep-Oct, 54(5):12-3.
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article.
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 FA758
SRLF W1 FA758
(PE title: Farmakologiia i toksikologiia.)
Abstract: The effects of antidepressants amitriptyline and pyrazidol on the
analgesic action of acupuncture in patients with lumbosacral radiculitis
was studied by the double blind control method.
The combined use of
acupuncture with antidepressants was shown to enhance the effectiveness of
the treatment, to increase on the average by 5-6 hours the duration of
analgesia within 24 hours after each procedure, to reduce the duration of
the treatment on the average by 4-5 days, that indicates the expediency of
clinical use of the proposed combination.