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26/03/2007 - Multicentral randomized controlled studies on acupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) for treatment of postpartum hypolactation.

Country: China

Institute: Institute of Acupuncture, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China. wanghc56@hotmail.com

Author(s): Wang HC, An JM, Han Y, Huang LN, Zhao JW, Wei LX, Dong L, Zhai GR, Li XP, Yang AJ, Gu M.

Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27(2):85-8.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To explore effect of acupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) for treatment of postpartum hypolactation

METHODS: Multicentral randomized controlled and single blind clinical trial was adopted, and 276 cases were divided into a treatment group and a control group, 138 cases in each group. The treatment group were treated with electroacupuncture (EA) at Shaoze (SI 1) and the control group with EA at Shangyang (LI 1). After treatment of 2 courses, the therapeutic effects and changes of cumulative score of TCM symptoms, mammary filling degree, lactation amount, prolactin level were evaluated and investigated. RESULTS: The cured and markedly effective rate was 97.8% in the treatment group and 24.3% in the control group with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05). The treatment group in improvement of the cumulative score of TCM symptoms and the mammary filling degree, and increasing the lactation amount and the prolactin level were better than the control group (P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: Acupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) has obvious therapeutic effect on hypolactation.

Pubmed ID: Lactation