Clinical Observation of Du Meridian Moxibustion Combined with Acupuncture in Relieving Pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Title

Clinical Observation of Du Meridian Moxibustion Combined with Acupuncture in Relieving Pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2013

volume

22(1)

pages

18-21

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To observe the curative effects of Du meridian moxibustion combined with acupunc-ture therapy on relieving pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis of the Kidney Yang deficiency pattern differ-entiation. Methods: The eligible patients were equally randomized into the treatment group (Du meridian moxibustion combined with acupuncture, n = 30) and the control group (Du meridian moxibustion, n = 30). The degrees of back pain were evaluated before the treatment and after 1 course of the treatment, after which statistical analysis was conducted. Results: statistical significance was observed of the pain scores before and after the treatment in both groups (P < 0.05); statistical significance was also observed of the pain scores between the two groups after the treatment (P< 0.05), and curative effect of symptoms in the treatment group was significantly better than that of the control group after treatment (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Du meridian moxibustion therapy can noticeably relieve the pain of ankylosing spondylitis of Kidney Yang deficiency type and the curative effects were better when combined with acupuncture therapy.

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Frequency of Treatment

1/WK

Time in Treatment

13 Weeks

has health condition studied

Arthritis

has study population number

60

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