AcuTrials

Warm Needling Therapy for Sciatica: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Title

Warm Needling Therapy for Sciatica: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2011

volume

9(3)

pages

193-195

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Objective: To assess the clinical effect of warm needling therapy in managing sciatica. Methods: Fifty patients with sciatica were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 25 in each. The treatment group received warm needling therapy, and the control received ordinary acupuncture therapy. The treatment effects were assessed after three treatment sessions. Results: The cured rate and total effective rate were 68.0% and 88.0% respectively in the treatment group, versus 36.0% and 66.0% in the control, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Warm needling therapy can effectively improve the clinical symptoms in managing sciatica, with better effects compared with ordinary acupuncture therapy.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Back Pain

has study population number

50

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