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Warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

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Title

Warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

Author(s)

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

2010

volume

30(1)

pages

23-24

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Nervous System Diseases
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Acu Versus Usual Care
Acupoint Injection
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wounds and Injuries
Cumulative Trauma Disorders

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To probe into quick and effective therapies for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: Totally 98 cases of carpal tunnel syndrome were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group received warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing, while the control group was treated by hormone block therapy and drug medication. RESULTS: The cure rate was 81.7% in the treatment group and 47.4% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture plus Tuina manipulation is a simple therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, but with remarkable therapeutic effects.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

1.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

98

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