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Therapeutic Effect and Blood Rheology of Patients with Cervical Spondylosis Treated with Acupuncture Combined with Massage

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Title

Therapeutic Effect and Blood Rheology of Patients with Cervical Spondylosis Treated with Acupuncture Combined with Massage

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2013

volume

22(2)

pages

61-63

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

To explore the effect of acupuncture combined with massage on the therapeutic effect and blood rheology in patients with cervical spondylosis. Methods: 120 patients with cervical spondylosis were divided into the treatment group and the control group by the multicenter, randomized, double blind method, the control group was given simple acupuncture treatment, and the treatment group was given massage on the basis of the control group, two groups were compared by curative effect and change of blood rheology. Results: The total efficiency was 93.3% in the treatment group was higher than 80% in the control group (P < 0.05). The improvement indexes of whole blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, erythrocyte aggregation was significantly higher in the treatment group than those in the control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with massage for cervical spondylosis patients can significantly improve the indexes of blood rheology, relieving the patient's symptoms and the treatment effect.

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Date of Input: 2/5/2015; Date Modified: 4/23/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Spondylosis; Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Nanjing Governmental Hospital, Nanjing, China. e-mail: tcmhealth@aol.com

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

has health condition studied

Neck Pain

has study population number

120

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