AcuTrials

Observation on Efficacy of Acupuncture for Hyperplasia of Mammary Glands

Item

Title

Observation on Efficacy of Acupuncture for Hyperplasia of Mammary Glands

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(5)

pages

312-314

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Mammary Dysplasia
Acu Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture on hyperplasia of mammary glands. Methods: Sixty patients with hyperplasia of mammary glands were randomly divided into 2 groups, the treatment group and the control group, 30 cases in each group. The patients in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture combined with electromagnetic therapy, while the patients in the control group were treated by Tamoxifen. After treatment, the serum estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) levels were detected during luteal phase. Results: The total effective rate of the treatment group was 90.3%, while it was 93.3% in the control group, there was no statistical difference (P>0.05). The E2 levels decreased, and the P levels increased in the two groups. After treatment, the E2 and P levels were significantly different from those before in the two groups(P<0.05). And there was no statistical difference of the E2 and P levels between the two groups both before and after the treatments. Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with electromagnetic therapy can regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis' function, and can repair normal process from hyperplasia to involution of the mammaryglands. According to our study, the effect of acupuncture combine with electromagnetic therapy was almost the same as with western medicine.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

N/A

has health condition studied

Miscellaneous

has study population number

60

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