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[Clinical observation on intractable hiccup treated by acupuncture at the lower he-sea points mainly].
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PMID:  23213984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To verify the clinical efficacy on intractable hiccup treated by acupuncture at the lower He-sea points mainly.
METHODS: Fifty-two cases were randomized into an acupuncture-moxibustion group and a western medication group, 26 cases in each one. In the acupuncture-moxibustion group, acupuncture was applied to Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37) and Xiajuxu (ST 39). The mild moxibustion was applied to Zhongwan (CV 12) and Xiawan (CV 10). In the western medication group, the intravenous drop with lidocaine was administered. The efficacy and the score changes of the main associated symptoms were compared in the two groups.
RESULTS: The total effective rate was 96.1% (25/26) in the acupuncture-moxibustion group, which was better than 69.3% (18/26) in the western medication group (P.<0.01). After treatment, for the patients in both groups, the scores of the main associated symptoms such as anxiety, tension, insomnia, respiratory symptoms and the restlessness in conversation were all improved (all P<0.05). The improvements in the acupuncture-moxibustion group were much obvious than those in the western medication group (all P<0.05).
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture at the lower He-sea points mainly relieves effectively the symptoms of hiccup and the efficacy is better than that with lidocaine.
Zhong-Ping Gu
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0255-2930     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8600658     Medline TA:  Zhongguo Zhen Jiu     Country:  China    
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Languages:  chi     Pagination:  991-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Xiangshan County Hospital of TCM, Ningbo 315700, Zhejiang Province, China.
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