By Yuan J; Zhou R.
[Effect of acupuncture on T-lymphocyte and its subsets from
the peripheral blood of patients with malignant neoplasm.]
Chen Tzu Yen Chiu Acupuncture Research, 1993, 18(3) : 174-7.
Language: Chinese. Wed, Sep 13, 1995
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
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Abstract: Effect of acupuncture on the T-lymphocyte and its subsets from the
peripheral blood of patients with malignant neoplasm has been researched in
this study. 51 patients were divided into two groups: one in acupuncture
treatment and the other without any treatment. 48 healthy adults were also
studied as normal control group.
The results showed that the percentages of
OKT3+, OKT4+, OKT8+ cells in the peripheral blood of the 51 patients were
lower than those of the normal adults respectively. After the acupuncture
treatment, the percentages of OKT3+, OKT4+, OKT8+ cells were obviously
higher than those before acupuncture; the control group of patients showed
no significant variation. This result revealed that acupuncture seemed to
have more affect on OKT4+ cells than on OKT8+ cells. From our study we
believe that acupuncture can be used as one of the many treatments for
patients with cancer.