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Acupuncture treatment for 15 cases of post-traumatic coma

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Title

Acupuncture treatment for 15 cases of post-traumatic coma

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

2005

volume

25(3)

pages

171-173

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
Acupoint Injection
Nervous System Diseases
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Symptom Based Point Selection
TCM Acupuncture Style
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only

Abstract

In order to observe the effects of acupuncture combined with point-injection therapy on post-traumatic coma, 30 such cases were randomly divided into the following two groups. The patients in the control group were simply treated with the basic neural medical treatment; while patients in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture and point-injection therapy in addition to the above treatment. Comparisons were made between the two groups in the therapeutic effects by GCS evaluations as well as in the changes of main symptoms. The results showed that the GCS value in the treatment group was higher than that of the control group, but with no statistical significance (P>0.05). However, the main symptoms of the patients in treatment group, such as aphasia, hemiplegia, and injuries of cranial nerves (including injuries of the facial, oculomotor and abducent nerves) were obviously improved, showing significant differences as compared with the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion can be made that acupuncture combined with point-injection has the consciousness-inducing effect for post-traumatic coma, and shows good effects for the cranial nerve injuries and aphasia

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

30

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