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Author (up) Lee, J.-S.; Kim, S.-G.; Jung, T.-G.; Jung, W.; Kim, S.-Y. url  doi
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  Title Effect of Zhubin (KI9) acupuncture in reducing alcohol craving in patients with alcohol dependence: A randomized placebo-controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine Abbreviated Journal Chinese J Integr Med  
  Volume 21 Issue 4 Pages 307-311  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Substance-Related Disorders; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Alcoholism; Drug Addiction; Substance Abuse; Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; Korean Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham; Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control  
  Abstract Objective: To examine the effect of acupuncture on Zhubin (KI9) in reducing alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent patients. Methods: Twenty male alcohol-dependent patients were randomly assigned to two groups, a treatment group (10 cases, age 43.0±6.8 years) and a placebo group (10 cases, age 44.5±7.9 years). The treatment group was treated with real needle acupuncture on Zhubin (KI9) twice a week for 4 weeks, and the control group was treated with placebo needle acupuncture. Both groups were given acupuncture treatment using Park Sham Device (PSD). Alcohol craving was measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before treatment to establish a baseline, and after 1, 2, and 4 weeks of treatment. Repeated measures ANOVA was used to determine the main and interaction effects of time and on the outcome measure (VAS). Results: There was a significant effect of time on VAS score (df=3, F=13.3, P<0.01). Main effect of group on VAS score was significant (df=1, F=10.9, P<0.01) and the time×group interaction was also significant (df=3, F=4.7, P<0.01). Conclusions: Real-needle acupuncture therapy on Zhubin (KI9) showed effectiveness in reducing alcohol craving. These results strongly suggest the usefulness of acupuncture therapy on Zhubin (KI9) in preventing a relapse in alcohol dependent patients.  
  Address Department of Psychiatry, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Gyeongnam (626-770), South Korea  
  Publisher Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 20  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Alcohol-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2317  
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