AcuTrials

Clinical observation on the post-stroke shoulder pain and blood viscosity treated by acupuncture-moxibustion therapy

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Title

Clinical observation on the post-stroke shoulder pain and blood viscosity treated by acupuncture-moxibustion therapy

Date

2010

volume

8(6)

pages

360-363

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Objective: To reveal the terapeutic effect of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain. Methods: Ninety patients with post-stroke shoulder pain were randomized into three groups at ratio of 1:1:1, to receive acupuncture-moxibustion therapy (AM), acupuncture-moxibustion plus Chinese herbal decoction (AMCH), and Chinese herbal decoction (CH) respectively. Results: In the comparison of the therapeutic effects and blood viscosity, there was significant difference between the AM and CH group, as well as between the AMCH and CH group (P<0.01); the difference was not significant between the AM and AMCH group. Conclusion: Acupuncture-moxibustion is an effective therapy in the treatment of the post-stroke shoulder pain, and it can also reduce the blood viscosity in short-term.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Shoulder Pain

has study population number

90

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