Clinical Study on Treatment of Cervical Spondylopathy with Acupuncture plus Thunder-fire Moxibustion

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Title

Clinical Study on Treatment of Cervical Spondylopathy with Acupuncture plus Thunder-fire Moxibustion

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2012

volume

10(6)

pages

388-392

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibustion for cervical spondylopathy. Methods: Sixty cases who met in the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The cases in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibusion, while those in the control group were treated by single acupuncture alone. The changes in the symptoms, sign integrals and visual analogue scale (VAS) before and after treatments were observed. Results: The cases in the treatment group were better than those in the control group in the enhancement of clinical effects, the decline of VAS scores and the improvement of clinical symptoms and sign integrals, with statistical significance (P<0.01 or P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibustion can obviously relieve pain and improve the cervical functions of the patients with cervical spondylophy.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Neck Pain

has study population number

60

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