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Effect of "phased whole acupuncture therapy" on ability of daily life in 63 cases of cerebral infarction-induced hemiplegia

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Title

Effect of "phased whole acupuncture therapy" on ability of daily life in 63 cases of cerebral infarction-induced hemiplegia

Journal Publication

Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date

2006

volume

26(2)

pages

88-91

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
Cerebral Infarction
Phased Whole Acupuncture Therapy
Scalp Acupuncture
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Symptom Based Point Selection
TCM Acupuncture Style
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of "phased whole acupuncture therapy" on the ability of daily life (ADL) of the patients with cerebral infarction-induced hemiplegia. METHODS: 113 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=63) treated with phased whole acupuncture and a control group (n=50) treated with traditional acupuncture. After the treatment, the improvement of ADL was compared between the two groups. RESULTS: Patients in the treatment group obtained satisfactory therapeutic effects in ADL improvement and in lowering of deformed rate, which were superior to those in the control group. CONCLUSION: The phased whole acupuncture is an effective therapy in treating cerebral infarction-induced hemiplegia, which can better improve the life quality of the patients

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Stroke

has study population number

118

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