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[Randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2009; 34(2):120-4ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the effect of acupuncture on the fatigue degree in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

METHODS

Seventy CFS patients were equally randomized into control and treatment groups according to randomized block design. Acupuncture was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), etc., for patients in treatment group, and to non-acupoints (2 cm respectively to the abovementioned acupoints) for those in control group. The treatment was given once every other day, 14 times altogether. The fatigue degree and the therapeutic effect were assessed by Chalder's fatigue scale (FS).

RESULTS

A total of 64 cases (32/group) were finished in this study. After the treatment, the physical FS (5.0 +/- 2.4 vs 6.8 +/- 1.5), mental FS (1.8 +/-1.8 vs 3.1 +/- 1.5) and the total FS (6.8 +/- 3.8 vs 9.9 +/- 2.5) in treatment group, physical FS (5.0 +/- 2.5 vs 6.4 +/- 1.5) and the total FS (7.5 +/- 3.4 vs 9.6 +/- 2.8) in control group decreased significantly compared with pre-treatment (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). There was no marked change in mental FS (2.5 +/- 11.6 vs 3.2 +/- 11.6) in control group after the treatment (P > 0.05). Comparison between two groups showed no significant differences in the 3 indexes (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture can relieve CFS patients' physical and mental fatigue and the therapeutic effect of acupuncture of acupoints is relatively better than that of non-acupoints in reducing mental fatigue.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Acu-moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China. wjj751@sina.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19685727

Citation

Wang, Jing-Jing, et al. "[Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials of Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 34, no. 2, 2009, pp. 120-4.
Wang JJ, Song YJ, Wu ZC, et al. [Randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2009;34(2):120-4.
Wang, J. J., Song, Y. J., Wu, Z. C., Chu, X. O., Wang, Q. M., Wang, X. J., ... Wang, X. H. (2009). [Randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 34(2), pp. 120-4.
Wang JJ, et al. [Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials of Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2009;34(2):120-4. PubMed PMID: 19685727.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome]. AU - Wang,Jing-Jing, AU - Song,Yu-Jing, AU - Wu,Zhong-Chao, AU - Chu,Xiao-Ou, AU - Wang,Qiao-Mei, AU - Wang,Xiao-Jie, AU - Wei,Li-Na, AU - Meng,Hong, AU - Wang,Xiao-Hong, PY - 2009/8/19/entrez PY - 2009/8/19/pubmed PY - 2009/9/9/medline SP - 120 EP - 4 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 34 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on the fatigue degree in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Seventy CFS patients were equally randomized into control and treatment groups according to randomized block design. Acupuncture was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), etc., for patients in treatment group, and to non-acupoints (2 cm respectively to the abovementioned acupoints) for those in control group. The treatment was given once every other day, 14 times altogether. The fatigue degree and the therapeutic effect were assessed by Chalder's fatigue scale (FS). RESULTS: A total of 64 cases (32/group) were finished in this study. After the treatment, the physical FS (5.0 +/- 2.4 vs 6.8 +/- 1.5), mental FS (1.8 +/-1.8 vs 3.1 +/- 1.5) and the total FS (6.8 +/- 3.8 vs 9.9 +/- 2.5) in treatment group, physical FS (5.0 +/- 2.5 vs 6.4 +/- 1.5) and the total FS (7.5 +/- 3.4 vs 9.6 +/- 2.8) in control group decreased significantly compared with pre-treatment (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). There was no marked change in mental FS (2.5 +/- 11.6 vs 3.2 +/- 11.6) in control group after the treatment (P > 0.05). Comparison between two groups showed no significant differences in the 3 indexes (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture can relieve CFS patients' physical and mental fatigue and the therapeutic effect of acupuncture of acupoints is relatively better than that of non-acupoints in reducing mental fatigue. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19685727/[Randomized_controlled_clinical_trials_of_acupuncture_treatment_of_chronic_fatigue_syndrome]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9554 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -