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Clinical Study of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Girls with Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Item

Title

Clinical Study of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Girls with Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(5)

pages

304-306

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Menstruation Disturbances
Breakthrough Bleeding
Acu Versus Usual Care
Electroacupuncture
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Direct Moxibustion
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding in adolescent girls. Methods: One hundred and seventeen subjects were randomized into two groups, a treatment group in which 87 cases were treated by acupuncture and moxibustion, and a control group in which 30 cases were treated by western medication. The clinical efficacy was observed after treatment. Results: The total effective rate was 97.7% in the treatment group and 86.7% in the control group, with better efficacy in the treatment group than in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture and moxibustion is quite effective for adolescent dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

12 Weeks

has health condition studied

Menstruation Disturbances

has study population number

117

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