[Observation on therapeutic effect of turtle probing the cave needling method on diabetic gastroparesis].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Aug; 28(8):576-8.ZZ
To compare therapeutic effects of acupuncture therapy and Motilium on diabetic gastroparesis.
Sixty cases were randomly divided into a needling method group and a medication group, 30 cases in each group. The needling method group were treated with turtle probing the cave (a kind of needling manipulation) as main, with pair-acupoints, Zhongwan (CV 12) and Zusanli (ST 36), Neiguan (PC 6) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) selected, once a day, two weeks constituting one course. The medication group were treated with oral administration of 10 mg Motilium, thrice each day, 30 minutes before meals, two weeks constituting one course. The therapeutic effects were observed after 2 courses.
The total effective rate was 93.3% in the needling method group and 73.3% in the medication group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). The needling method group in improvement of epigastric distention and pain, eructation, nausea and vomiting was better than the medication group.
The therapeutic effect of turtle probing the cave needling method on diabetic gastroparesis is significantly better than that of Mutilium.