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Author (up) Yang, Y.; Zhang, B.; Xu, S.; Liu, M.; Zhou, J. openurl 
  Title Clinical Study on Treatment of Cervical Spondylopathy with Acupuncture plus Thunder-fire Moxibustion Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 6 Pages 388-392  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Neck Pain; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; TCM Acupuncture Style; Ashi Acupuncture Style; CAM Control; Moxa; Indirect Moxibustion; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Symptom Based Point Selection  
  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.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture, Firest People's Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 20162 Cina  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Neck Pain
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1374  
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