[Assessment and investigation of therapeutic effects of different needling methods for treatment of spastic state of post-cerebrovascular disease]

Author: Wang LP, Zhou W, Wang Y.
Section of Acupuncture, Huguosi Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of TCM, Beijing 100035, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2007 May
Other: Volume ID: 27 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 325-8 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 163

OBJECTIVE: To study on rehabilitation therapeutic effect of different needling methods on spastic state of apoplectic hemiplegia. METHODS: With unified diagnostic criteria, enrolled criteria and unified needling methods, 152 patients with apoplectic hemiplegia were randomly devided into body acupuncture (BA) group (A group). BA plus scalp acupuncture (SA) group (B group), BA plus abdominal acupuncture (AA) group (C group) and BA+ SA+ AA group (D group). Spastic degrees, motor function level, daily life ability were assessed by using modified Ashworth spastic rating, Brunnstrom rating, brief Fugl-Meyer and Barthel's ADL indexes assessment methods, and to investigate therapeutic effects of different needling methods on apoplectic hemiplegia. RESULTS: B group, C group and D group in improvement of spastic state, motor function level and daily life ability were superior to A group (P < 0.01), with the D group being the best (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Combined needling method has an unique advantage in improvement of spastic state, increasing motor function and daily life ability of the patient.
PMID: 17645251