Acupuncture and Salt-Partitioned Moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) in 60 cases of
Lao JX, Li ZY. Foshan Hospital of TCM, Guangdong 528000, China.
A study was conducted in order to observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture
and salt-partitioned moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) on chloasma, which is a
blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face that develops over time. A total of
106 people with chloasma were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment
group (n = 60) treated by acupuncture plus salt-partitioned moxibustion at
Shenque (CV 8) and a control group (n = 40) by simple acupuncture. After three
therapeutic courses and a 1-month break, the therapeutic effects were observed.
The effective rate was 100.0% in the treatment group and 89.1% in the control
group with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05).
Therefore, acupuncture with the addition of salt-partitioned moxibustion at
Shenque (CV 8) is a safe, convenient and effective therapy for chloasma.
Acupuncture Combined with Sports Therapy for Rehabilitation of Poststroke
Zhao DG, Mu JP. Department of Acupuncture
& Moxibustion, Shiyan City Taihe Hospital, Hubei 442000, China.
A recent study was done to find out whether scalp acupuncture combined with
sports therapy has a positive effect on movement function of limbs in the
patients of poststroke hemiplegia. A total of 120 cases of poststroke hemiplegia
were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in
each group. The observation group was treated with scalp acupuncture and the
control group by just sports therapy. The movement function of limbs was
assessed by Fugl-Meyer rating method and Barthel index. The study showed that
the movement function of limbs and ability of daily life after treatment in the
observation group improved very significantly as compared with the control group
(P < 0.01). Therefore, scalp acupuncture combined with sports therapy can
promote recovery of the movement function of limbs in the patients of poststroke
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combined with Chinese Drugs on Ovarian Cysts
Li YM, et al. Shandong Provincial Institute of TCM, Jinan,
Forty-six cases of women with ovarian cysts were studied to determine the
therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with Chinese herbs
these type of cysts. The women were randomly divided into a treatment group of
26 cases and a control group of 20 cases. The treatment group was treated with
warming acupuncture and moxibustion at Zigong, Ren 6, SP 6, etc. and oral
administration of Chinese herbs Quyu Decoction, and the control group were
treated with only Quyu Decoction. After one month, their therapeutic effects
were observed. The cured rate and the effective rate were 53.8% and 88.4%,
respectively, in the treatment group, and 15.0% and 85.0% in the control group,
respectively. The cured rate in the treatment group being significantly better
than that in the control group (P<0.01). The researchers concluded that warming
acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with oral administration of Quyu Decoction
can significantly increase the cured rate for ovarian cysts.