AcuTrials

Acupuncture in the treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy. A blinded randomized study

Item

Title

Acupuncture in the treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy. A blinded randomized study

Date

1991

volume

124(2)

pages

143-145

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus No Treatment
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Graves Ophthalmopathy
No Treatment Control
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
TCM Acupuncture Style

Abstract

Seventeen patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy, all euthyroid for at least one year, were included in a blinded trial to test the effect of acupuncture twice a week during two months on the eye disease, assessed by an ophthalmologist and computed tomography of the eye muscle volume. No significant change was found in eye muscle volume, Hertel measure, palpebral aperture, intraocular pressure, Hess chart, nor was there any statistically significant improvement of the irritative conjunctival symptoms

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

8 Weeks

has health condition studied

Eye Diseases

has study population number

17

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