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Effects and Mechanisms of Needle Pricking Therapy and Rotation-pulling Manipulation on Blood Velocity of Patients with Vertibral Artery Type of Cervical Spondylosis

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Title

Effects and Mechanisms of Needle Pricking Therapy and Rotation-pulling Manipulation on Blood Velocity of Patients with Vertibral Artery Type of Cervical Spondylosis

Date

2010

volume

8(5)

pages

304-309

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Objecitve: To compare the effects of needle pricking therapy plus rotating-pulling manipulation and rotating-pulling manipulation on blood velocity, angiokinesis, and blood viscosity in patients with vertebral artery type of cervical spndylosis (CSA), and discuss its mechanisms. Methods: 216 patients were randomly divided into 2 goupls according to numeric representation, 108 cases in th treatment group were treated by needle pricking therapy plus, rotating pulling manipulation, and 108 cases in the control group were treated by rotating pulling manipulation. The peak systolic blood velocity (V peak), end diastolic blood velocity (V min), pulsatle index (PI) and resistant index (RI) of the bilateral vertebreal arteries (VA) and basilar arteries (BA) were examind by transcranial doppler sonography (TCD). The values of whole blood apparent discosity and plasma cviscosity of both groups were recorded. The indexes before and after treatment of both groups were compared. Results: The therapeutic effects of the above-mentioned inexes of the tretment group were significantly superior to those of the control group (P<0.05). In comparision with pre-treatment, the whole blood apparent viscosity (hign, medium and low shear rates) and plasma viscosity of the treatment group post-treatment were obviously reduced (P<0.01, P<0.05). Conclusion: Needle pricking therapy combined with pulling-rotating manipulation can significantly improve VATCS patients' clinical symptoms, which may be closely related to its effects in lowering vascular blood resistance and blood viscosity and increasing cerebral blood supply.

Frequency of Treatment

1/WK

Time in Treatment

9 Weeks

has health condition studied

Neck Pain

has study population number

216

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