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Author (up) Zhu, B.-chang; Shi-fen, X.; Shan, Y.-hua url  openurl
  Title [Clinical study on scalp acupuncture with long needle-retained duration for treatment of Tourette syndrome] Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication Zhongguo Zhen jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Abbreviated Journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu  
  Volume 29 Issue 2 Pages 115-118  
  Keywords *Acupuncture Points; *Acupuncture Therapy; Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Male; Scalp; Tourette Syndrome/*therapy  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe therapeutic effects of different needle-retained durations at scalp acupoints on Tourette syndrome (TS). METHODS: Sixty-two cases of TS were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 31 cases in each group. In the observation group, the needles were retained for 2 h and in the control group, they were retained for 30 min. The middle line of forehead, middle line of vertex and lateral line 1 of vertex were selected as main acupoints, and anterior oblique line of vertex-temporal and posterior temporal line were selected as adjuvant acupoints. They were treated for 2 months, once other day. Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) and Tourette Syndrome Global Scale (TSGS) were used for assessment of therapeutic effects and their therapeutic effects were compared. RESULTS: After treatment, YGTSS and TSGS scores had very significant changes in the two groups as compared with those before treatment (both P < 0.01), indicating an obvious improvement in kinetic Tic and vocalizing Tic. The total effective rate was 61.3% in the observation group and 67.7% in the control group with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Scalp acupuncture therapy of both 2 h and 0.5 h retaining needle can significantly improve symptoms of TS patients, with a similar therapeutic effect.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture, Shanghai Hospital of TCM, Shanghai 200071, China.  
  Language Chinese Number of Treatments  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition
  Disease Category OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:19391534 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1811  
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