By Zhou JR.
[Effect of auriculo-acupuncture plus needle embedding in heart point on
left cardiac, humoral and endocrine function].
Chung-Kuo hung Hsi i Lnien Ho Tsa Chih, 1993 Mar, 13(3):153-4, 132.
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
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Abstract: Twelve patients with dilating cardiomyopathy complicated heart
failure were divided randomly into auriculo-acupuncture group (n = 7) and
controls (n = 5).
Left cardiac function and plasma levels of PRA, ALD,
EDLS, ANF were measured.
Results showed that CO, CI, ANF, EDLS, ALD were
decreased in test group (e < 0.05), which indicated that
auriculo-acupuncture plus needle-embedding in Heart acupoint could improve
the left cardiac function in patients with dilating cardiomyopathy
complicated heart failure and that the function of acupoints is distinctly
different from that of non-point.