Clinical Study Clinical Study on Electroacupuncture for Post-withdrawal Anxiety-depression Mood in Heroin Addicts

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Title

Clinical Study Clinical Study on Electroacupuncture for Post-withdrawal Anxiety-depression Mood in Heroin Addicts

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Journal Publication

Date

2009

volume

7

pages

203-206

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the intervention effect of electroacupuncture on post-withdrawal anxiety and depression of those with heroin dependence. Method: One hundred and twenty heroin dependence cases were randomly allocated into 4 groups, including acupuncture group 1 using Jiaji (Ex-B 2) points and Shenshu (BL 23), acupuncture group 2 using points in the four limbs, simulation and control groups. Then the SAS and SDS changes were observed before the treatment and 4th, 8th and 10th week after. Result: At the 4th, 8th and 10th week, the SAS and SDS scores in acupuncture group 1 and 2 showed significant differences with the control group (P<0.01, P<0.05). There were significant differences between SAS changes in acupuncture group 1 and 2 but there was no significant difference in SDS changes. Conclusion: Electroacupuncture can improve the post-withdrawal anxiety and depression in heroin addicts. Jiaji (Ex-B 2) points showed significantly better effects in improving anxiety than points in four limbs but no significant difference in improving depression.

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Date of Input: 2/12/2015; Date Modified: 5/15/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; (1) Acupuncture Department, Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Yunyang Medical College, Hubei 442000, P.R. China; (2) Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, P.R. China

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

10 Weeks

has health condition studied

Substance-Related Disorders

has study population number

120

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