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[Randomized controlled study on influence of acupuncture for life quality of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Oct; 29(10):780-4.ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe effects of acupuncture on quality of life of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

METHODS

Randomized, controlled and single-blinded study method was used, 70 cases were divided into an observation group and a control group, 35 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), etc.; the control group was treated with acupuncture at non-meridian points (2 cm to the acupoints), thrice a week. The treatment was given for 14 times. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) scale was used to evaluate the patients' quality of life before and after treatment.

RESULTS

The physiological field, individuals own perception of his health condition and total score were significantly improved after treatment in the observation group (all P<0.05); there were no obvious changes in the psychology, social relationships, environment and subjective feelings about the quality of life (all P>0.05). The score of the environmental field in the control group was significantly decreased compared to that before treatment (P<0.05), and there were no significant changes in the other scores. There were no adverse effects in patients.

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture can improve the quality of life of CFS patients, especially in physiological field and the individual perception to his well being. Acupuncture has high safety, and the acupoints has high specific degree than non-meridian points.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hospital of Acupuncture and 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 available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19873911

Citation

Wang, Jing-jing, et al. "[Randomized Controlled Study On Influence of Acupuncture for Life Quality of Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 10, 2009, pp. 780-4.
Wang JJ, Song YJ, Wu ZC, et al. [Randomized controlled study on influence of acupuncture for life quality of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(10):780-4.
Wang, J. J., Song, Y. J., Wu, Z. C., Chu, X. O., Wang, Q. M., Wei, L. N., Wang, X. J., & Meng, H. (2009). [Randomized controlled study on influence of acupuncture for life quality of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 29(10), 780-4.
Wang JJ, et al. [Randomized Controlled Study On Influence of Acupuncture for Life Quality of Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(10):780-4. PubMed PMID: 19873911.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Randomized controlled study on influence of acupuncture for life quality of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome]. AU - Wang,Jing-jing, AU - Song,Yu-jing, AU - Wu,Zhong-chao, AU - Chu,Xiao-ou, AU - Wang,Qiao-mei, AU - Wei,Li-na, AU - Wang,Xiao-jie, AU - Meng,Hong, PY - 2009/10/31/entrez PY - 2009/10/31/pubmed PY - 2009/11/17/medline SP - 780 EP - 4 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 29 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe effects of acupuncture on quality of life of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Randomized, controlled and single-blinded study method was used, 70 cases were divided into an observation group and a control group, 35 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), etc.; the control group was treated with acupuncture at non-meridian points (2 cm to the acupoints), thrice a week. The treatment was given for 14 times. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) scale was used to evaluate the patients' quality of life before and after treatment. RESULTS: The physiological field, individuals own perception of his health condition and total score were significantly improved after treatment in the observation group (all P<0.05); there were no obvious changes in the psychology, social relationships, environment and subjective feelings about the quality of life (all P>0.05). The score of the environmental field in the control group was significantly decreased compared to that before treatment (P<0.05), and there were no significant changes in the other scores. There were no adverse effects in patients. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture can improve the quality of life of CFS patients, especially in physiological field and the individual perception to his well being. Acupuncture has high safety, and the acupoints has high specific degree than non-meridian points. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19873911/[Randomized_controlled_study_on_influence_of_acupuncture_for_life_quality_of_patients_with_chronic_fatigue_syndrome]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9554 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -