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Therapeutic effect observation on combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine for reflux esophagitis

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Title

Therapeutic effect observation on combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine for reflux esophagitis

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(1)

pages

26-30

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Acu Versus > 1 Control
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine for reflux esophagitis. Methods: 120 cases with reflux esophagitis were randomly allocated into 4 groups, 30 in each group,
a group of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine, a group of Chinese medicine, a group of acupuncture
and a group of Western medication (Omeprazole Enteric-coated Capsules). Cases in the four groups were treated
60 d as one course of treatment. The plasma gastrin and motilin levels in all groups were measured before and
one course after treatment for effect evaluation. Results: There were no inter-group statistical differences of
plasma gastrin and motilin levels before treatment. The plasma gastrin and motilin levels in all groups were
significantly elevated after treatment (P<0.01). The group of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine
showed a significantly higher level than the Western medication and Chinese medicine group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine can remarkably elevate the plasma gastrin and
motilin levels in those with reflux esophagitis, regulate the gastro-esophagus motility, increase the lower
esophageal sphincter pressure and thus prevent regurgitation of food.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

16 Weeks

has health condition studied

Gastrointestinal Diseases

has study population number

120

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