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Author Yang, J.; Lin, G. openurl 
  Title Clinical Observation of Du Meridian Moxibustion Combined with Acupuncture in Relieving Pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Int J Clin Acupunct Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 18-21  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Arthritis; Spondylitis, Ankylosing; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; Moxa; Direct Moxibustion; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Pain; Autoimmune Diseases  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the curative effects of Du meridian moxibustion combined with acupunc-ture therapy on relieving pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis of the Kidney Yang deficiency pattern differ-entiation. Methods: The eligible patients were equally randomized into the treatment group (Du meridian moxibustion combined with acupuncture, n = 30) and the control group (Du meridian moxibustion, n = 30). The degrees of back pain were evaluated before the treatment and after 1 course of the treatment, after which statistical analysis was conducted. Results: statistical significance was observed of the pain scores before and after the treatment in both groups (P < 0.05); statistical significance was also observed of the pain scores between the two groups after the treatment (P< 0.05), and curative effect of symptoms in the treatment group was significantly better than that of the control group after treatment (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Du meridian moxibustion therapy can noticeably relieve the pain of ankylosing spondylitis of Kidney Yang deficiency type and the curative effects were better when combined with acupuncture therapy.  
  Address Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong, China. E-mail:  
  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 14 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants (down) 60  
  Time in Treatment 13 Weeks Condition Spondylitis, Ankylosing
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 2/12/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1769  
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