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Author (up) Huang, T.; Chen, B.; He, J.; Bai, J.; Gu, M.; Cao, H.; He, M.; Li, X.; Jiang, J.; Zhai, G.; Yu, M. openurl 
  Title Study on Clinical Efficacy of Needling Danzhong (CV 17) in Treating Postpartum Hypogalactia Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 2008 Issue 1 Pages 27-31  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Pregnancy Complications; Lactation Disorders; Acu Versus CAM Control; Herbal Formula; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of needling Danzhong (CV 17) in the treatment of postpartum hypogalactia and provide clinical evidence for indications of the point. Methods: A multi-centre single-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out. Two hundred and seventy-six puerperal women with postpartum hypogalactia were randomly allocated into acupuncture group and herb group, and respectively treated for three consecutive days. The degree of mammary fullness, the amount of milk secreted, prolactin, baby weight, the frequency and volume of artificial feeding, the number of infant urination events, and the duration of baby crying were observed. The clinical curative effects on postpartum hypogalactia were compared. Results: Hypogalactia was effectively treated in both acupuncture and herb groups. There were statistically significant differences in degree of mammary fullness, amount of milk secreted, baby weight, the frequency and amount of artificial feeding, and the number of infant urination events between pretreatment and post-treatment, but no difference between the two groups. There was no significant difference in prolactin in the acupuncture group and there was a difference in prolactin in the herb group between pretreatment and posttreatment. Conclusion: Needling Danzhong (CV 17) can effectively promote lactation.  
  Address Research Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, P. R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 276  
  Time in Treatment 0.5 Weeks Condition Lactation Disorders
  Disease Category Pregnancy Complications OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 477  
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