[Clinical observation on selection of acupoints on the same nerve segment for treatment of prolapxe of lumber intervertebral disc].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Jul; 27(7):497-9.ZZ
To search for an effective therapy for prolapse of lumber intervertebral disc.
One hundred and sixteen cases of such disease were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=66) and a control group (n=50). They were treated respectively with needling acupoints at the same nervous segment and acupoints selected routinely. The clinical therapeutic effects after 2 and 3 courses were observed.
The cured and markedly effective rate of 2 courses and the cured rate of 3 courses were 90.9% and 74.2% in the treatment group, respectively, which were better than 66.0% and 32.0% in the control group (P < 0.01).
The acupoint selection of the same nervous segment is an effective therapy for prolapse of lumber intervertebral disc.