Study on Clinical Efficacy of Needling Danzhong (CV 17) in Treating Postpartum Hypogalactia

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Title

Study on Clinical Efficacy of Needling Danzhong (CV 17) in Treating Postpartum Hypogalactia

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2008

volume

2008(1)

pages

27-31

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of needling Danzhong (CV 17) in the treatment of postpartum hypogalactia and provide clinical evidence for indications of the point. Methods: A multi-centre single-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out. Two hundred and seventy-six puerperal women with postpartum hypogalactia were randomly allocated into acupuncture group and herb group, and respectively treated for three consecutive days. The degree of mammary fullness, the amount of milk secreted, prolactin, baby weight, the frequency and volume of artificial feeding, the number of infant urination events, and the duration of baby crying were observed. The clinical curative effects on postpartum hypogalactia were compared. Results: Hypogalactia was effectively treated in both acupuncture and herb groups. There were statistically significant differences in degree of mammary fullness, amount of milk secreted, baby weight, the frequency and amount of artificial feeding, and the number of infant urination events between pretreatment and post-treatment, but no difference between the two groups. There was no significant difference in prolactin in the acupuncture group and there was a difference in prolactin in the herb group between pretreatment and posttreatment. Conclusion: Needling Danzhong (CV 17) can effectively promote lactation.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

0.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Pregnancy Complications

has study population number

276

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