[Effect of moxibustion on immunological function in the patient of AIDS of spleen-kidney yang-deficiency].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Dec; 27(12):892-4.ZZ
To observe the therapeutic effect of moxibustion on AIDS patients of spleen-kidney yang-deficiency.
Sixty-six cases of AIDS were divided into a treatment group and a control group, 33 cases in each group. All of the patients were treated with HAART, with moxibustion at Tianshu (ST 25), Shenque (CV 8), Zhongwan (CV 12), Guanyuan (CV 4) added in the treatment group for 3 months. Clinical symptoms and cell immunity were recorded before and after treatment.
After treatment, the effective rate was 90.9% in the treatment group, which was better than 66.7% in the control group (P < 0.05). The improvement of the score for clinical symptoms in the treatment group was superior to that in the control group (P < 0.01). After treatment, the CD4 lymphocyte counts increased in the two groups, with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). Additionally, increase of total lymphocyte count in the treatment group was superior to that in the control group (P < 0.05).
Moxibustion can increase the therapeutic effect of HAART on AIDS patients and increase the total lymphocyte count.