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[Efficacy of acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion on chronic fatigue syndrome of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome and its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2017; 37(8):814-818ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the efficacy differences between acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion and regular acupuncture on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome, and to explore its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell.

METHODS

A total of 60 patients with CFS of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome were randomly divided into a catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion (CECGP) group and a regular acupuncture group, 30 cases in each one. The patients in the CECGP group were treated with acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion; the acupoint catgut embedding was applied at Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Zusanli (ST 36), Qihai (CV 6), once a week, while the ginger-partitioned moxibustion was applied at Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), once every three days for consecutive one month. The patients in the regular acupuncture group were treated with regular acupuncture at Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Zusanli (ST 36), Qihai (CV 6), once a day, 6 treatments per week (one day for rest) for consecutive one month. The clinical symptom scores, fatigue scale-14 (FS-14), fatigue assessment instrument (FAI), laboratory test results and total effective rate were compared between the two groups before and after treatment.

RESULTS

(1) After treatment, the clinical symptom scores, FS-14 and FAI were reduced in the two groups (all P<0.05); after treatment, the clinical symptom scores, FS-14 and FAI in the CECGP group were significantly lower than those in the regular acupuncture group (all P<0.05). (2) After treatment, the CD4+/CD8+, natural killer cell% (NK%), CD3+%, CD% were all increased in the two groups (all +4 P<0.05); the CD4+/CD8+, CD3+%, CD% in the CECGP group were significantly higher than those in the regular acupuncture group (all P<0.05). (3) After treatment, the total effective rate was 96.7% (29/30) in the CECGP group, which was similar to 93.3% (28/30) in the regular acupuncture group (P>0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

The acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion, which could effectively relieve the symptoms, regulate T lymphocyte subsets and the activity of NK cell, is an effective method for CFS of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome.

Authors+Show Affiliations

the Second Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Rizhao Hospital of TCM, Rizhao 276800, Shandong Province, China.the Second Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Rizhao Hospital of TCM, Rizhao 276800, Shandong Province, China. jiusifushang888@126.com.the Second Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Rizhao Hospital of TCM, Rizhao 276800, Shandong Province, China.the Second Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Rizhao Hospital of TCM, Rizhao 276800, Shandong Province, China.the Second Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Rizhao Hospital of TCM, Rizhao 276800, Shandong Province, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

29231339

Citation

Xia, Depeng, et al. "[Efficacy of Acupoint Catgut Embedding Combined With Ginger-partitioned Moxibustion On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome of Spleen-kidney Yang Deficiency Syndrome and Its Effects On T Lymphocyte Subsets and Activity of NK Cell]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 37, no. 8, 2017, pp. 814-818.
Xia D, Chen P, Du P, et al. [Efficacy of acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion on chronic fatigue syndrome of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome and its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017;37(8):814-818.
Xia, D., Chen, P., Du, P., Ding, L., & Liu, A. (2017). [Efficacy of acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion on chronic fatigue syndrome of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome and its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 37(8), pp. 814-818. doi:10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.08.004.
Xia D, et al. [Efficacy of Acupoint Catgut Embedding Combined With Ginger-partitioned Moxibustion On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome of Spleen-kidney Yang Deficiency Syndrome and Its Effects On T Lymphocyte Subsets and Activity of NK Cell]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Aug 12;37(8):814-818. PubMed PMID: 29231339.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Efficacy of acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion on chronic fatigue syndrome of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome and its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell]. AU - Xia,Depeng, AU - Chen,Peifang, AU - Du,Peixue, AU - Ding,Lijun, AU - Liu,Anli, PY - 2017/12/13/entrez PY - 2017/12/13/pubmed PY - 2018/6/30/medline KW - NK cell activity KW - T lymphocyte subsets KW - acupoint catgut embedding KW - chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) KW - ginger-partitioned moxibustion SP - 814 EP - 818 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 37 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy differences between acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion and regular acupuncture on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome, and to explore its effects on T lymphocyte subsets and activity of NK cell. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with CFS of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome were randomly divided into a catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion (CECGP) group and a regular acupuncture group, 30 cases in each one. The patients in the CECGP group were treated with acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion; the acupoint catgut embedding was applied at Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Zusanli (ST 36), Qihai (CV 6), once a week, while the ginger-partitioned moxibustion was applied at Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), once every three days for consecutive one month. The patients in the regular acupuncture group were treated with regular acupuncture at Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Zusanli (ST 36), Qihai (CV 6), once a day, 6 treatments per week (one day for rest) for consecutive one month. The clinical symptom scores, fatigue scale-14 (FS-14), fatigue assessment instrument (FAI), laboratory test results and total effective rate were compared between the two groups before and after treatment. RESULTS: (1) After treatment, the clinical symptom scores, FS-14 and FAI were reduced in the two groups (all P<0.05); after treatment, the clinical symptom scores, FS-14 and FAI in the CECGP group were significantly lower than those in the regular acupuncture group (all P<0.05). (2) After treatment, the CD4+/CD8+, natural killer cell% (NK%), CD3+%, CD% were all increased in the two groups (all +4 P<0.05); the CD4+/CD8+, CD3+%, CD% in the CECGP group were significantly higher than those in the regular acupuncture group (all P<0.05). (3) After treatment, the total effective rate was 96.7% (29/30) in the CECGP group, which was similar to 93.3% (28/30) in the regular acupuncture group (P>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The acupoint catgut embedding combined with ginger-partitioned moxibustion, which could effectively relieve the symptoms, regulate T lymphocyte subsets and the activity of NK cell, is an effective method for CFS of spleen-kidney yang deficiency syndrome. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29231339/[Efficacy_of_acupoint_catgut_embedding_combined_with_ginger_partitioned_moxibustion_on_chronic_fatigue_syndrome_of_spleen_kidney_yang_deficiency_syndrome_and_its_effects_on_T_lymphocyte_subsets_and_activity_of_NK_cell]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9554 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -