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The mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating method for acupuncture treatment of delayed menstrual cycle--a clinical controlled study

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Title

The mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating method for acupuncture treatment of delayed menstrual cycle--a clinical controlled study

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

2009

volume

29(1)

pages

35-38

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Menstruation Disturbances
TCM Acupuncture Style
Other Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Menstruation-Regulating Method

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method with the routine acupuncture method in treating delayed menstrual cycle. METHODS: 40 patients with delayed menstrual cycle were randomly divided into a treatment group of 23 cases (treated by the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method), and a control group of 17 cases (treated by the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle due to stagnation of the liver-qi). The treatment involved three menstrual cycles. The evaluations were done by scoring the symptoms before treatment and at the end of each menstrual cycle. RESULTS: After treatment, significant differences were found between the two groups in the therapeutic effects (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method is significantly superior to that of the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

12 Weeks

has health condition studied

Menstruation Disturbances

has study population number

40

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