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Warm Needling Therapy and Acupuncture at Meridian-Sinew Sites Based on the Meridian-Sinew Theory: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

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Title

Warm Needling Therapy and Acupuncture at Meridian-Sinew Sites Based on the Meridian-Sinew Theory: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

Journal Publication

Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)

Date

2015

volume

2015

Research Type

Systematic Review

Keywords

SHOULDER pain -- Treatment
ACUPUNCTURE points
HEALTH status indicators
JOINTS (Anatomy) -- Range of motion
LONGITUDINAL method
RESEARCH -- Finance
SAMPLING (Statistics)
T-test (Statistics)
ACTIVITIES of daily living
QI (Chinese philosophy)
RANDOMIZED controlled trials
VISUAL analog scale
TREATMENT effectiveness
CONTROL groups (Research)
DATA analysis -- Software

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of warm needling acupuncture at meridian-sinew sites based on the meridian-sinew theory in the treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) after stroke. In total, 124 subjects were randomized into a treatment group and control group. In the treatment group, warm needling therapy and acupuncture at meridian-sinew sites based on the meridian-sinew theory were performed. In the control group, usual care therapy was applied. The visual analog scale (VAS) score, range of motion (ROM), and Barthel index (BI) were used to evaluate treatment effectiveness. At 2 weeks of treatment, the VAS score, ROM, and BI had obviously changed from baseline in the two groups (P < 0.01). The changes in the VAS score and ROM in the treatment group were significantly greater than those in the control group (P < 0.01). At the 3-month follow-up after treatment, the changes in the treatment group were significantly greater than those in the control group (P < 0.01). This study indicates that warm needling therapy with acupuncture at meridian-sinew sites based on the meridian-sinew theory is effective for HSP.

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Accession Number: 110311805; Source Information: 10/1/2015, Vol. 2015, p1; Subject Term: SHOULDER pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: HEALTH status indicators; Subject Term: HEMIPLEGIA; Subject Term: JOINTS (Anatomy) -- Range of motion; Subject Term: LONGITUDINAL method; Subject Term: MOXIBUSTION; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SAMPLING (Statistics); Subject Term: T-test (Statistics); Subject Term: ACTIVITIES of daily living; Subject Term: QI (Chinese philosophy); Subject Term: PAIN measurement; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: VISUAL analog scale; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: CONTROL groups (Research); Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: STROKE patients; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 8p; ; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 2 Charts, 3 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article;

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