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23/03/2007 - Therapeutic effect of triple puncture at Tianzong (SI 11) as main method on obstinate tennis elbow.

Country: China

Institute: Shanghai Guanghua Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai 200052, China.

Author(s): Gu JQ, Shan YH.

Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007


OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of triple puncture at Tianzong (SI 11) and routine acupuncture on obstinate tennis elbow. METHODS: Sixty-two cases were randomly divided into 2 groups. The treatment group of 32 cases were treated with triple puncture at Tianzong (SI 11) combined with local points of the elbow, and the control group of 30 cases were treated with local points of the elbow. After one therapeutic course, changes of the symptoms and signs between the two groups were compared.

RESULTS: The cured rate of 71.900 in the treatment group was significantly better than 43.3% in the control group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: Triple puncture combined with routine acupoint selection therapy has a better therapeutic effect on obstinate tennis elbow than the routine acopoint selection therapy.