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[Observation on therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2009; 29(6):449-51ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.

METHODS

Sixty cases were randomly divided into a fire-needle group and an electroacupuncture group, 30 cases in each group. The fire-needle group was treated with fire-needle therapy and routine acupuncture, i.e., the fire-needle was given to the points on the lesion segments, and Jiaji (EX-B 2) and Ashi points above and bellow the segments, and routine acupuncture was given at Shenshu (BL 23), Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30), etc.; the electroacupuncture group was treated with electroacupuncture at the points as those in the fire-needle group. The scores of McGill Pain Rating Scale, Visual Analogous Scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI) were compared before and after treatment for 2 weeks in the two groups.

RESULTS

After treatment, all of the scores of McGill Pain Rating Scale, VAS and PPI were significantly decreased (all P < 0.01); the scores of emotion in the McGill Pain Rating Scale, VAS and PPI in the fire-needle group were significantly decreased as compared with those of the electroacupuncture group (P < 0.05, P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION

Both fire-needle therapy and electroacupuncture can effectively relieve pain in the patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, but the former is better than the latter.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of TCM Rehabilitation, Luohu District Hospital of TCM, Shenzhen 518001, China. yly1982@126.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19563190

Citation

Yang, Li-yan, et al. "[Observation On Therapeutic Effect of Fire-needle Therapy On Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 6, 2009, pp. 449-51.
Yang LY, Lu DJ, Li YH. [Observation on therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(6):449-51.
Yang, L. Y., Lu, D. J., & Li, Y. H. (2009). [Observation on therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 29(6), pp. 449-51.
Yang LY, Lu DJ, Li YH. [Observation On Therapeutic Effect of Fire-needle Therapy On Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(6):449-51. PubMed PMID: 19563190.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Observation on therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation]. AU - Yang,Li-yan, AU - Lu,De-jian, AU - Li,Yan-hui, PY - 2009/7/1/entrez PY - 2009/7/1/pubmed PY - 2009/8/18/medline SP - 449 EP - 51 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 29 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of fire-needle therapy on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly divided into a fire-needle group and an electroacupuncture group, 30 cases in each group. The fire-needle group was treated with fire-needle therapy and routine acupuncture, i.e., the fire-needle was given to the points on the lesion segments, and Jiaji (EX-B 2) and Ashi points above and bellow the segments, and routine acupuncture was given at Shenshu (BL 23), Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30), etc.; the electroacupuncture group was treated with electroacupuncture at the points as those in the fire-needle group. The scores of McGill Pain Rating Scale, Visual Analogous Scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI) were compared before and after treatment for 2 weeks in the two groups. RESULTS: After treatment, all of the scores of McGill Pain Rating Scale, VAS and PPI were significantly decreased (all P < 0.01); the scores of emotion in the McGill Pain Rating Scale, VAS and PPI in the fire-needle group were significantly decreased as compared with those of the electroacupuncture group (P < 0.05, P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Both fire-needle therapy and electroacupuncture can effectively relieve pain in the patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, but the former is better than the latter. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19563190/[Observation_on_therapeutic_effect_of_fire_needle_therapy_on_lumbar_intervertebral_disc_herniation]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/herniateddisk.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -