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18/04/2007 - Clinical observation on deeply needling Ciliao (BL 32) for treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.

Country: China

Institute: Section of Rehabilitation, People's Hospital of Wufeng Tujia Autonomous County, Hubei, China. wfhmj@sina.com

Author(s): Xue PW.

Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Mar;27(3):182-4.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To explore specificity of acupoints for treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.

METHODS: One hundred and eighty cases were randomly divided into a treatment group (n = 120) and a control group (n = 60). The two groups were treated with acupuncture, traction and massage therapy. For the treatment group, routine acupoints were selected and deeply needling Ciliao (BL 32) were added. For the control group, only routine acupoints were needled. And other treatments were same in both the two groups.

RESULTS: The total effective rate was 97.5% in the treatment group and 88.3% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05); after following survey of a half year, the recurrence rate was 8.6% in the treatment group and 20.8% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: The clinical effect of deeply needling Ciliao (BL 32) as main therapy is significantly better than that of the routine selection of acupoints, with a lower recurrence rate.