AcuTrials

Acupuncture treatment for multiple aortitis--a clinical report of 40 cases

Item

Title

Acupuncture treatment for multiple aortitis--a clinical report of 40 cases

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(4)

pages

260-263

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus Usual Care
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
TCM Acupuncture Style
Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract

In order to evaluate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture-moxibustion on multiple aortitis, 80 cases (with involvement of the main arteries in the head and arms) were randomly divided into a treatment group treated with acupuncture-moxibustion, and a control group treated with TCM and western drugs. The therapeutic effects were compared. The total effective rate was 95% in the treatment group (including 15% of the cure rate and 62.6% of the marked relief rate), and the total effective rate was 75% in the control group (including 12.5% of the marked relief rate). There was a significant difference in the therapeutic effects (P<0.01) between the two groups. It can be concluded that acupuncture-moxibustion is obviously superior to the routine drug therapy for treatment of multiple aortitis

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Cardiovascular Diseases

has study population number

80

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